Ashley Russo Hosts Via All-Star Banquet

The Emmy® award-winning executive producer served as emcee for the event honoring Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - March 27, 2019 - PRLog -- The three-time Emmy® awarding-winning executive producer and host of The Peak TV Ashley Russo shared the stage at the Via All-Star Banquet with Mike Zambelli of Service Electric Cable TV 2. The annual banquet was held this evening, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The keynote speaker for the event was Alana Nichols, a three-time Paralympic Gold Medalist. The Via All-Star Awards Banquet recognizes high school students that are members of the Via All-Star basketball teams, Players of the Year, Teams of the Year. At the banquet, VIA also awards scholarships for student-athletes and inducts members into the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and honors individuals who have made impactful contributions to high school basketball in the Lehigh Valley.

Russo regularly offers her time and talent to Lehigh Valley organizations as an emcee and auctioneer, having raised more than $500,000 for local nonprofits. "My love for the Valley and the work done by our local nonprofits is what drives my commitment," says Russo. "Knowing that my small role supports those that Via of the Lehigh Valley touches every day is very satisfying."

About Ashley Russo
Ashley Russo, president of ASR Media Productions, is a three-time Emmy® award-winning executive producer and host of The PEAK TV and St. Luke's HealthNow. A twenty-year media veteran, Ashley graduated from the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is also creator and host of a weekly podcast, Unscripted with Russo. Deeply committed to her community, Ashley serves on the boards of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Wildlands Conservancy. She is also an active committee member, supporting Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival, Mercy School for Special Learning and Equi-librium to name just a few. She regularly donates her time and talent as an emcee and auctioneer for numerous events across the region. The recipient of several leadership awards, Ashley was most recently honored with Girl Scouts of Eastern PA's Take the Lead award and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley's Community Builder award. For more information, visit

About Via of the Lehigh Valley
Via of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit agency that provides services for children and adults with disabilities in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Berks, and Bucks counties.  Via's mission is to help the people we serve reach their full potential. Serving the community since 1952, Via's staff helps individuals and families from birth through retirement to gain life skills, obtain meaningful employment and develop social connections.  Visit to learn more about Via's services.

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