Lehigh Valley Public Media Named Finalist in NETA’s National Public Media Awards

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NETA Recognized Lehigh Valley Public Media in 12 Categories

Bethlehem, PA.– December 1, 2020 – Lehigh Valley Public Media has been nominated as a finalist in National Educational Telecommunications’ Public Media Awards.

Lehigh Valley Public Media received 12 finalist nominations in 11 categories including: In the category of Educational Resources for the Community, booknooks; In the category of Education/In-Person Learning Events, summer series; In the category of Community Engagement – National Project, country music.

In the category of Community Engagement: Local Project, Finding Your Roots; In the category of COVID-19 Community Engagement, It’s Camp!; In the category of Content – Historical Documentary, Forged in Steel: Roots of American Soccer; In the category of News & Public Affairs,Community Conversation: Vaping – Inhaling the Unknownand PBS39 News Tonight; In the category of Podcast, You Bet Your Garden: Is Your Garlic in the Ground?; In the category of Short Form,In Pursuit of Perfection; In the category of Marketing/Communication – Special Event, Sesame Street 50th; And finally, in the category of Integrated Media Campaign, Lehigh Valley Reads Million Minute Challenge.

“I am extremely proud of our entire organization as our team members continue to be recognized for their work.” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Public Media said. “Now more than ever, we remain steadfast in inspiring, informing and engaging our community.”

The NETA Awards, (now the Public Media Awards), honors members’ achievements in education, community engagement, marketing/communication and content.

The awards will be presented in January 2020 during the annual NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leaders Forum.


About Lehigh Valley Public Media™
Lehigh Valley Public Media is home to PBS39, WLVR News, and various community initiatives. We are the regional leader in the publicly funded, non-profit media space and serve a vibrant and growing economic region through a dedication to local, unbiased journalism, primary and secondary education, workforce development and health and wellness.PBS39 broadcasts four additional channels of content: PBS39 Extra, WORLD, Create TV and France 24. Lehigh Valley Public Media is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Victoria Scialfa
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Lehigh Valley Public Media