The PEAK is now an Emmy-Nominated Show! The Peak Segment "Laughing at My Nightmare" nominated for Emmy from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ashley Russo, Creator and Executive Producer of The PEAK, was nominated along with Ken Szydlow, Executive Producer, Shane Burcaw, producer and Rocky and Julia Urich of FireRock Productions for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy in the Human Interest Program Feature category for their story  "Laughing at My Nightmare."  "I am so honored to be part of The PEAK, a television program that allows incredible stories of triumph and courage be featured to a wide audience," Ashley Russo said of her nomination as Executive Producer.  Two other PEAK program segments were nominated for excellence in the Photographer category, "St. Luke's Commitment to Education" and "Gift of Music."

"Laughing at My Nightmare" tells the truly inspirational story of Shane Burcaw, a young Lehigh Valley resident who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  "The PEAK is an intelligent addition to the wide assortment of programing available in the Lehigh Valley," says Ken Szydlow. "It's news you can use and allows talented, local videographers an opportunity to feature their work."  Ashley Russo adds, "ASR Media Productions, creator and producer of The PEAK, is thankful for the support of local entities like St. Luke's University Health Network, Capital BlueCross and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce who value the show's mission.  Further, we are in awe of the strength shown by Shane Burcaw in telling his story and living such a positive life."  Mr. Szydlow and Ms. Russo also wish to acknowledge and thank Barry Fisher and WFMZ-Channel 69 for the continued support of The PEAK and the shared vision to spotlight the Lehigh Valley as valued community.

Nominations were announced August 1, 2013 by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Awards will be presented Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA.

To view the nominated segments, "Laughing At My Nightmare," "St. Luke's Commitment to Education," and "Gift of Music," as well as complete episodes from Season 1 and 2 of The PEAK, visit  The PEAK, a Lehigh Valley based health and wellness television program, airs every Sunday at 6:30 PM on WFMZ, Channel 69.

Media Contact: Maggie Prorok, Prorok Communications LLC, 610-216-5834,

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