ASR Media Productions Nominated for Two Mid-Atlantic Emmys®

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The ASR Media team was recognized, along with other local creative companies, for excellence in television production


Bethlehem, PA – This evening, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the 2019 Emmy® nominations.  During the event, held at the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39, ASR Media Productions received two nominations for work that aired between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Title:      “The Opportunity of a Lifetime: NCC Culinary Program”

Category:         Education/Schools – Program Feature/Segment

Individual Nominees:  Ashley Russo, Executive Producer

Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer

Kathryn Wallace, Director of Photography

Abigail Mutschler, Senior Editor

Stephanie Mettler, Coordinating Producer

Dylan Sweeney, Camera


Title:         “Feeding a Community: Easton Public Market”

Category:         Lifestyle Program – Feature/Segment

Individual Nominees: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer

Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer

Kathryn Wallace, Director of Photography

Abigail Mutschler, Senior Editor

Katie Pressler, Associate Producer


Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR Media Productions and host of The PEAK TV, stated, “I am so proud of my hardworking and committed team. We feel so privileged to partner with our incredible clients bringing their vision to life. We’re honored to be recognized for the work we love creating.”


Since 2012, ASR Media Productions has been nominated for fourteen Mid-Atlantic Emmy® awards and was awarded three statues.


“Working with Ashley Russo and her team to create local, uplifting, informative television has been a rewarding experience,” reports Ken Szydlow, executive producer. “Receiving another Emmy nomination is icing on the cake.”


Szydlow and Russo also wish to acknowledge and thank Barry Fisher and WFMZ-Channel 69 for the continued support of St. Luke’s Health Now, The PEAK TV, and the shared vision to focus on the Lehigh Valley as valued community.


The 2019 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards will be held on September 28, 2019, at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA.


About ASR Media Productions

ASR Media Productions, creators of meaningful media such as Emmy® award winning The PEAK TV, Lehigh Valley’s premier lifestyle program airing locally on WFMZ – Channel 69 and nationally on DrTV. ASR Media Productions specializes in video and television production services, creative direction and writing, documentary storytelling, commercial concept and development, event recaps, and media training as well as marketing and social media placement that complement and enhance a company’s existing efforts. ASR Media assists in the development of effective strategies for creating relationships between businesses and their key audiences.  Each customized project is designed to meet our client’s immediate and long-term goals.



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