Media Bookers with Experience

& Expertise in Broadcast & Print Media

About Us

Nardi Media is a nationally renowned full-service media relations and media training firm that works with national brands, authors, publishers, non-profits, start-ups and more, to create powerful, strategic, and positive media exposure in TV, radio, print, online, and podcasts. Our client roster includes academia, publishers, large corporations, start-ups, and authors. From the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, Fast Company, Newsweek, TIME, and more, we have helped clients go from zero exposure to Amazon, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Best Seller Lists. Launched in 2015, Nardi Media elevates the voices of the world’s leading experts using the power of the press to influence, increase visibility, awareness, and credibility for yourself, your company, your book, or your brand.

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Meet Ashley Bernardi

Founder and Director of Media Relations

Veteran news booker and producer Ashley Bernardi created Nardi Media, LLC, in 2015, a culmination of over a decade of booking and producing experience television broadcasting, satellite media tours, radio tours, media strategy, and logistics. More important than her lengthy list of accolades—which include serving as a top booker for The Early Show on CBS News, the Senior Booker and Producer for energyNOW! on Bloomberg TV, Washington Post Live, and hosting a cooking show—is her passion for publicity. It has not only fueled her own career and business launch, but the successes of every author, personality, company, and organization she has ever promoted.

Her experience is steeped in journalism, which means research is a second language and creating connections with audiences is a close third. “I’ve worked with Heads of State, celebrities, lawmakers, and best-selling authors, and I get inspired by the work they do,” adds Bernardi. “I feel most alive when I’m doing radio media tours or watching my clients nail their interviews in television studios. There’s nothing like having a client with a message that could change hearts, change lives, or change the world—and giving them a microphone.”

Ashley Bernardi has helped clients grow from zero exposure to household names on the New York Times Best Sellers list. She enjoys helping book authors, celebrities, non-profit organizations, and national brands increase their exposure, credibility, and potential for new opportunities. You’ll find the results of her infectious energy on The Doctors, CBS This Morning, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, goop, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, MSNBC, and NPR.

Ashey hosts the award-winning podcast 2 Girls Talking with her friend Anna Davalos, founder of Alejo Media. She has a deep passion and interest in topics related to health, wellness, science, spirituality, well-being, and parenting, and recently completed her certificate in the Science of Well Being at Yale University. Ashley is working on her first book to be published in 2021, which compiles interviews from the world's top leaders in science, wellness, health, spirituality, and more, in a pocketbook guide for hope and healing.

The oldest child in a proud military family, Ashley was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, and has lived and worked in New York City and Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family.

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MEET JUSTIN GOLDSTEIN

AGENCY PARTNER & LEAD PUBLICIST

Justin is an award-winning public relations practitioner, developing and implementing communications programs that have supported clients in public affairs, technology, consumer, lifestyle and more.

In recent years, Justin has coordinated event press campaigns for the Consumer Electronics Show, Detroit Auto Show and Conference of Mayors. Justin also served as morning drive producer at WRHU-FM, New York’s number one non-commercial radio station.

His work has been recognized by PR News, PR Newswire and the Hermes Creative Awards.

Justin serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America’ s New York chapter.

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Caroline Pruett

Managing Director

Caroline is a dynamic leader and big thinker that loves to bring ideas to life, with more than 10 years of public relations experience and a specific focus on the tech industry. From the Democratic National Convention and Clinton Global Initiative to Facebook and Google, her
past clients are a mashup of big players from Inside the Beltway and Silicon Valley. Caroline synthesizes complex topics into digestible concepts for mainstream audiences and rolls up her sleeves to land top-tier media placements.

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MEET JANINE INSCOE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Janine is the Executive Assistant for Nardi Media, in other words, she is the glue that holds it all together. When she is not keeping us all on task and on schedule, you can find Janine on the soccer field as she is also a professional soccer coach and played soccer for UCLA.

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MEET BLAINE HECK

Lead Publicist

Blaine is a seasoned PR pro who specializes in securing strategic placements that drive consumer engagement and multi-platform media attention.  Her extensive contact list covers all the major media platforms from national talk shows to reach the masses to niche podcasts and bloggers with enthusiastic and engaged audiences.

Her career has taken her across all types of industry from high-end fashion at La Perla; to Entertainment media with the Bauer Media Group, to the latest in scientific innovations with 3D Systems and a leader in non-fiction publishing at Hay House.

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MEET ALEXANDRA ISRAEL

LEAD PUBLICIST

Alexandra Israel is an absolute rockstar at securing media placements. Think of her as the “Media Whisperer”. In addition to presenting you with media opportunities, Alexandra will work with you directly to coordinate opportunities.

For as long as she can remember, Alexandra has been passionate about reading books and seeing art. Since graduating from Bates College in 2010, she has been working in public relations and has vast experience working on launch campaigns, communication strategies and media outreach for different authors and artists. Alexandra has worked both in-house and at different PR agencies. This experience has allowed her to combine these dual interests (the arts and publishing share a lot more in common than one may think!).

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Alina Hauptman

Lead Publicist

Alina Hauptman is a seasoned communications, public relations, and social media professional with over 15 years of experience who resides in NYC. Alina’s experience includes working for top and mid-sized agencies, as well as global and start-up companies. She has worked across several industries, including consumer, entertainment, fashion, health and wellness, lifestyle, and pet care. Most recently, she’s been operating as a consultant with various not-for-profit organizations and thought leaders. Alina graduated from George Washington University with a BA in electronic media and a minor in psychology.

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Kara Prior

Lead Publicist

A "jackie of all trades", Kara Prior comes with nearly a decade of agency experience and has a knack for storytelling across the lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment sectors. Her client roster includes the likes of global and American brands and personalities like lululemon,
Netflix, Oscar De La Hoya, and more. She has a proven track record of securing boundary-pushing coverage for clients, as well as executing award-winning creative PR campaigns. Kara is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

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Susan Gold

Lead Publicist

Originally from Pennsylvania, Susan Gold brings her honest, no-nonsense approach to the table by way of New York City where she got her basic combat training at the top talent agency, ICM. She went on to form her own talent brokerage firm, Celebrity Talent, which connected celebrities, athletes, and entertainers with endorsement promotions and events. One of her notable successes was convincing a semi-reclusive Andy Warhol to do a television spot.

Susan went on to tackle Los Angeles, where she produced celebrity-focused interviews and segments for AMC, BRAVO, and The Sundance Channel. She sourced top talent for NBC, VH-1, A&E, and IFC, and even set up a movie at Universal Studios with Owen Wilson.

Beyond television, she has produced high-profile events like the Closing Night of the Houston Astrodome and Martina McBride’s The Joy of Christmas.

To top it all off, Susan is a proud single mom who finished third in her age group in the treacherous Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon and is a nationally ranked swimmer.

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Joyce ROmero

Publicity Associate

Joyce Romero is a current senior at West Chester University majoring in Marketing, Management, and International Business. She is fluent in Spanish and has served in various marketing roles for Spire Broadcast Talent, DISTAT, and Dabah Fashion Group. Her stellar leadership and work has led to numerous awards such as being a Board of Governor’s Scholar, a Clarence Shock Scholar, and an 1871 Award recipient. With a passion for mental health, she utilizes her social media to raise awareness for mental health through trendy clothing.

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Aran McDermitt

Publicity Associate

Aran McDermott is a current senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Italian and English. she has maintained an interest in sports and entertainment PR and serves as the head intern of Event Planning and a marketing for the University of Alabama Hockey team. She is also the Director of Creative Consults for the student involvement center and the Art Director for a student-run magazine on campus.

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Tracy Mccubbin

AUTHOR, MAKING SPACE, CLUTTER FREE

"The biggest piece of advice a first-time author is given is to “hire your own publicist,” but what they don’t tell you is to “hire your own Ashley.”  Looking back, I don’t know how I could have released my book without Ashley & her team.  We started working together before the book was published.  First local TV and small blogs and as I got more seasoned and the book got closer to coming, she booked me appearances on bigger and bigger outlets. 

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Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.

New York Times Best Selling Author of Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free

"The biggest piece of advice a first-time author is given is to “hire your own publicist,” but what they don’t tell you is to “hire your own Ashley.”  Looking back, I don’t know how I could have released my book without Ashley & her team.  We started working together before the book was published.  First local TV and small blogs and as I got more seasoned and the book got closer to coming, she booked me appearances on bigger and bigger outlets. 

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Susan McGinnis

Correspondent, CBS Newspath

“I am so pleased that Ashley is embarking on this new venture. For many years she has shined as an outstanding booker and producer at CBS News and at start-ups including Clean Skies News.  She was my first hire at Clean Skies, and was the shining star among the pack. She has always had  tremendous dedication to her work, and an untiring ability to accomplish whatever faces her, letting no obstacle stand in the way of an outstanding product.  She consistently goes above and beyond expectations, and never takes “no” as an answer, and never settles for less than outstanding. I would hire Ashley again. And again. And again.”

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Jennifer Oko

Partner, Mad Squid Media

“Ashley and I have worked together is a few different capacities, including CBS News, energyNOW!. I cannot say enough good things about her. Ashley is smart, thorough, quick, creative, and incredibly hard working. Most importantly, to be a successful media liaison and guest booker, relationships are everything. Ashley is a genuinely lovely person, and she wins the respect and trust of everyone she works with. She is the first person I call whenever I need a guest booker or segment producer.”

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Margaret Ryan

Energy Journalist & Analyst

“Ashley Bernardi is a dynamic professional who consistently produces excellent results.  In my three years working with Ashley as the head booker at Clean Skies News/EnergyNOW!, I never saw her fail to complete a job she had been assigned – and complete it admirably. Ashley is creative, energetic and goal-oriented, a true team player who works congenially with other professionals but can also be relied on to execute an assignment on her own. Ashley is the person I wanted on my team when I faced a challenging assignment!”

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Hardy Spire

Senior Producer, CNN’s Reliable Sources. Former General Manager at CleanSkies News and Senior Producer at CBS News.

“Ashley Bernardi has every rare quality in a TV producer — aggressiveness, insight, creativity, a strong work ethic, and pure charm.  She has all this plus she’s a kind and positive person.  And she has great contacts!”

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Silvio Marcacci

Principal, Marcacci Communications

“Ashley is hands down the best media trainer I’ve ever worked with, and she uses her considerable producing experience to make clients feel at ease and ready to learn. In addition, her ability to book clients on television and radio interviews is quite impressive – be ready for hours of interviews if you’re working with her!”

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Mary Jordan

Washington Post National Correspondent and Founding Editor of Washington Post Live

“There is nothing Ashley Bernardi cannot do when it comes to media.  She books top people for TV shows and national conferences and knows the business inside out. I worked closely with Ashley at the Washington Post  and she is not only savvy, but great to be around. She is the always cheerful, smart voice on the other end of the phone who persuades busy people to drop everything they are doing and do what Ashley tells them.”

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Scott Behson, PhD

best-selling author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home

“I was a relatively unknown first-time author and Ashley was fantastic in getting my name out there, and ultimately booking me on national TV and radio, as well as major podcasts. She also provided top-notch media training and was always a great listener and advisor. Finally, she was on top of everything and we communicated constantly. I couldn’t have been happier about her efforts on behalf of my book launch!”

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Ron Friedman, Ph.D

author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace

“Ashley Bernardi is extraordinary at her job in every way. Smart, strategic and relentlessly energetic, Ashley is someone I’d want on my team in any public relations campaign.”