EL Headshot 12-17.jpg


Edward Lifson is a strategic thinker, advocate for arts and architecture, award-winning journalist, and master storyteller. He has managed diverse art-and-culture-related projects and worked closely with prominent artists and thought leaders, most recently, as director of communications for the Pritzker Architecture Prize. For the Pritzker, he organized and implemented the international annual award announcement and special events related to the award ceremony, held each year in a different city around the world.

For more than 20 years, he worked for National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. and abroad, as bureau chief and correspondent, and Chicago Public Media, where he created, produced, and hosted Hello Beautiful!, a weekly one-hour show on arts, architecture, and culture. He has served as Associate Director of the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program as well as adjunct faculty in the USC Architecture School and the Annenberg Communications and Journalism School, where he currently teaches in the Media Center. With an academic background in art history and journalism, he is dedicated to bringing an appreciation and understanding of art and culture to diverse audiences.