2013 Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Biography/Autobiography, Follow Your Heart
2012 Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources Fellow
2011 Edward R. Murrow Award, Large Market Audio News Documentary, Coal: Dirty Past Hazy Future 2011 Telly Award (Silver) for Secrets of the Valley
2010 Society of Environmental Journalists, Second Place, Outstanding Beat/In-depth Reporting, Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future, radio documentary
2007 CASE III, Advancement Awards, Special Merit Award, Step into the Maroon
2007Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, Excellence in Broadcasting, Silver, A Million Stories, TV series
2007 CPRAM, First Place, Bulldog Tryouts, senior division TV spots
2007 CPRAM, Second Place, Step into the Maroon, senior division TV spots
2007 CPRAM, Second Place, High Notes, senior division, radio program
2006 CASE III Advancement Awards, Award of Excellence for High Notes, Radio
2004 Emmy for Campbell’s Creek Sniper
2003 Emmy nomination for Red Salt & Reynolds
2003 Telly Award (Bronze) for Red Salt & Reynolds
2003 Best Written Historical Documentary at West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival
2002 Best Feature, WV AP Broadcasters Association
2002 Second Place, Beat Coverage, Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors
2001 First Place, Political Coverage, Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors
Erika Celesteis the founder of New Moon Media Group and New Moon Publishers List. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, print, television, and marketing for more than 20 years. Among other things she has collected 2 Tellys, multiple Emmy Nominations, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She has worked for every major news network affiliate including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and PBS. She has also freelanced for many national and international organizations including Voice of America, Public Radio International and National Public Radio. As the former executive editor of COMAR, Inc. a West Virginia publishing company, she oversaw production of seven publications and directly edited West Virginia Executive magazine. She has written several documentaries including Red Salt and Reynolds (voiced by David Selby), Secrets of the Valley (voiced by Morgan Spurlock) and Just Like Anyone (aired on PBS).
Mike Marturello helps edit and proofread New Moon Media Group manuscripts. He is the editor of The Herald Republican newspaper. Mike has received numerous awards for his writing over the years, most recently for best general columnist from the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors in 2013. He also was a recipient of the top honor for investigative reporting from the Indiana Society for Professional Journalists. He's also a proud alumnus of Drake University. Go Bulldogs!
Cameren Hobbs handles Internet Technology for both New Moon Media Group and many of its clients. He's a bright and upcoming technical mind that's as at home working with C++ and Cisco as he is at setting up Skype accounts and promotional websites for clients who may need a little extra technical support.
A special thanks to Artemis Celeste, secretary extraordinaire, and Merlin Marturello the wonder intern without whom the office couldn't run, and to all the contract publicists, graphic artists, and proofreaders who round out our team as needed.