Viva Sarah Press
Journalist & Speaker
Viva Sarah Press is a multi-talented creative. She is a journalist, speaker, content creator and therapeutic clown. Viva writes and talks about the creativity and innovation taking place in Israel and beyond. Since her first byline in 1994, Viva has served in senior editorial positions in print, television and online media. Her work has been published by the likes of Reuters, CNN, Israel Television, TLV1, The Canadian Jewish News, NoCamels, The Baltimore Sun and ISRAEL21c, among others. Viva reports and writes about everything, with a focus on the power of innovation in all sectors. Viva is a skilled storyteller and regularly speaks to groups – big and small – about her role as a journalist covering Israeli ideas, creative perspectives, original technologies, and the ways they influence and affect the broader world community. Her talks include relatable anecdotes and are always served with a scoop of humor. Viva also works and volunteers as a therapeutic clown. She is one of the world’s first educational clowns and is presently taking part in a groundbreaking initiative to reduce stress and anxiety in schools in Israel. She also blogs and speaks about this unique educational clowning project, www.vivaspress.com/blog/Therapeutic-Clowning. Viva earned a Bachelor of Journalism with honors from the University of King’s College in Canada, and Therapeutic Clowning certification from the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts in Israel. Born and raised in Canada, Viva immigrated to Israel in 1998 and lives with her family in Tel Aviv.