Media Bookers with Experience

& Expertise in Broadcast & Print Media

About Us

Nardi Media creates powerful, positive media exposure for book authors, influencers, national brands, and non-profit organizations. We bring years of production, publicity, reporting, and branding experience. We have a journalism and media vocabulary that is firmly rooted in what works, and we have the contacts, expertise, and experience to book clients on national and local television, radio, podcasts, print, online, and more.

The real secret to our success, however, is the genuine love of the job. It’s why we have deep connections within every major market and media outlet, why we know precisely which broadcast strategies would be most effective for our clients, and why we never stop learning.

It’s also why we can’t wait to get up in the morning.

Our strategies work because we’ve lived in the production trenches, we’ve been on the receiving end of pitches, and we know what appeals, resonates, and results in contagious success. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another media relations firm with a track record that matches its unstoppable enthusiasm for client recognition.

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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 & MANAGING DIRECTOR

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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MEET BLAINE HECK

MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST

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 MEAGAN HARRIS

MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Meagan Harris has over a decade of publicity experience in the publishing industry. She began her career with Simon & Schuster before spending a few years with Penguin Random House. She then returned to Simon & Schuster in 2014 to help launch the Scout Press imprint where she was most recently the Associate Director of Publicity. Meagan has worked with numerous bestselling authors over the course of her career, from debut to established writers. Meagan joined Nardi Media in January 2020.

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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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MEET JANINE INSCOE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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 LINDSEY LOPEZ HORWITZ

ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER

Lindsey is Nardi Media’s Online Business Manager supporting operational and project management. With over 15 years of experience, Lindsey’s entrepreneurial background has taken her all over the world from the Pacific Northwest to Guatemala and beyond.

Her experience includes owning and running a variety of businesses including restaurants, event coordination, community management and even a stint in craft beer!

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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.”