The PEAK took home an Emmy® for “Laughing at My Nightmare” at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards in Philadelphia in the Human Interest Program Feature. The award went to Ashley Russo, Creator and Executive Producer of The PEAK, Ken Szydlow, Executive Producer, Shane Burcaw, Producer and Rocky Urich and Julia Urich of FireRock Productions. “Laughing at My Nightmare” tells the truly inspirational story of Shane Burcaw, a student, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy but has chosen to look on the bright side and "laugh" at his nightmare.
“This is such an honor for The PEAK in our first year as a show. We’re trying to tell the in-depth, good-news stories of the Lehigh Valley. We follow people’s journeys through good times and tough times, but we always have a positive spin.” Ashley Russo said of The Peak’s award.
“The PEAK is an intelligent addition to the wide assortment of programing available in the Lehigh Valley,” says Ken Szydlow, Producer, and “we are dedicated to continuing our service to community programming.” ASR Media Productions, producer of The PEAK, is made possible through the support of St. Luke’s University Health Network, Capital BlueCross, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Viewers can watch The PEAK, Sundays at 6:30 pm on WFMZ, Channel 69 and past episodes can be seen at www.ThePEAKTV.com.
About The PEAK
The PEAK, a thirty-minute regional newsmagazine show dedicated to the interesting people, places, and things that make the Lehigh Valley a wonderful place to live and work. Tune in each week as we explore the latest medical news, healthy recipes, ways to stay fit, financial wellness, giving back through volunteering, and more!
Our goal is to share stories and information that help you live your life to the fullest and to be your best self through the many amazing services and opportunities offered right here in our region!