Jeannette Ceja is an award-winning bilingual travel journalist, television host, travel advisor, and global public speaker. Over the past ten years, she has interviewed countless celebrities, politicians, athletes, and travel experts, including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Anthony Bourdain.
She has appeared on BBC World News, ABC7 Los Angeles, WTTW Chicago, FOX 11 Los Angeles, Mexico Travel Channel, KUSI News, and other prominent media outlets around the world. A seasoned journalist, Jeannette is known for her expertise in women’s travel and the Latinx demographic. Her work encompasses luxury travel, female travel, and diversity travel. Jeannette’s dedication has taken her to over 60 countries to date.
A respected and sought-after host, Jeannette has emceed The Global Tourism Forum in Bodrum Summit, The New York Travel Festival, The Changemaker Awards, The Global Voice Awards, and The Impact Travel Immersion Global Conference. In 2018, Jeannette was the Official Travel Host for The World Woman Summit at the Clinton Presidential Center. The following year, she was recognized as one of the Top 20 Global Women of Excellence by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and the Multi-Ethnic Advisory Task Force at the 7th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration.
Jeannette has been nominated multiple times for her work by the Los Angeles Business Journal at the Women’s Council & Awards. She was a nominee for Best Travel Creator at The Tecla Awards - part of the 10th annual Hispanicize conference - honoring Latinx contributions to media. She has partnered with tourism boards, including Visit Pasadena as their official bilingual spokesperson for National Plan For Vacation Day. Last year, Jeannette was recognized as one of the top 100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders by Travel Massive.
A passionate advocate, Jeannette has spoken about the need for more diversity and inclusion at conferences including The Women Economic Forum- Egypt, The Women in Travel Summit, The New York Travel Festival, Tourism in Romania Conference, Impact Travel Immersion Conference, Epic Mastermind Conference, Travel Talks, the Travel Unity- Economic Development through Diversity Summit and The Women Economic Forum- Mexico City. She is on the Board of Directors at the non-profit organization, Travel Unity. Jeannette is an active member of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She aims to assist and represent every traveler with a special emphasis on women, diversity, youth, and travelers with disabilities.
Jeannette received her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Belmont University, and she completed the Professional Program in Producing at the University of California, Los Angeles. While at Belmont University, Jeannette interned at Fox News Chicago, WTVF- CBS in Nashville, and The Tennessean daily newspaper. She was also accepted into the Chips Quinn Scholar program for diversity in journalism.