PBS39 and ASR Media Productions Combine for 3 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Wins



Bethlehem, Pa. — September 10, 2017 — PBS39 and ASR Media Productions are thrilled to announce a combined total of three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

The results were delivered during the 35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards ceremony, which took place on Saturday, September 9 at the Hershey Lodge, located at 325 University Dr. in Hershey, Pa.

“It is a tremendous honor for PBS39 and ASR Media Productions to win a combined total of three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards,” said Tim Fallon, CEO, PBS39. “This phenomenal accomplishment speaks to our level of commitment to delivering high-quality content to our community.” PBS39 Chief Learning Officer Teri Haddad, EdD, was recognized for her work as Executive Producer in the following categories: Arts Program/Special (Second to None: Liberty High School Grenadier Band) and Lifestyle Program Feature/Segment (Erwin Cooks). “I am so proud of the entire team here at PBS39 and ASR Media Productions, whose hard work is the reason we have been recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of NATAS,” Dr. Haddad said. “The passion of this team is what makes everything we do here successful.”

Ashley Russo, President and Executive Producer of ASR Media Productions, was recognized alongside her team for the Public/Community Affairs feature, Catholic Charities: A Hand Up, Not A Hand-Out. Full information on each award-winning production is below.

Arts Program/Special

Program: Second to None: Liberty High School Grenadier Band

Teri Haddad, Ed.D., Executive Producer

Javier Diaz, Director/Editor

Matt Lewis, Video Editor

Jessica Lee, Graphic Designer

Charlie Dehne, Field Producer

Gabriel Spitale, Field Producer/Director of Photography

Steve Kauffman, Videographer

Jeffrey Frederick, Videographer

Brittany Garzillo, Associate Producer

Josh Muehlberger, Sound Design


Lifestyle Program Feature/Segment

Program: Erwin Cooks

Erwin Schroettner, Host

Lee Chernowetz, Producer

Heinz Stossier, Producer

Dave Guerrero, Coordinating Producer

Teri Haddad, Ed.D., Executive Producer


Public/Community Affairs Feature/Segment

Program: Catholic Charities: A Hand Up, Not a Hand-Out

Kathryn Wallace, Director of Photography Abigail Mutschler, Editor Emily Paulin, Coordinating Producer Ashley Russo, Executive Producer Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.


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