Award-winning Creativity

We never thought we’d win an award for this, let alone an Emmy® — but that’s exactly what happened!

My coworkers & I won our Marketing department’s first Emmy awards (and, by proxy, our first individual Emmys) for this fun spot about one of the simplest joys of childhood.

NBC 12 Snow Day from Justin Lenart on Vimeo.


What’s A U.S. Marshal?

I wrote, researched and produced this piece, highlighting the History of the U.S. Marshals Service. I spent a great deal of time at the National Archives in College Park, MD searching for archival footage for this segment. I also rummaged through countless hours of AMW archival video to find appropriate USMS footage for this piece.

In addition to the research phase, I conducted all interviews with Dave Turk, Official USMS Historian, USMS Chief Inspector William Sorukas, as well as USMS Dir. Stacia Hylton — in what turned out to be her first major national television on-camera, sit-down interview. Working closely with Editor Bob Kanner, he cut this fun, informative and entertaining piece together. This is one of my favorite segments from my time producing segments at AMW.

Click HERE to see more of the segments I produced as a professional crimefighter.

The Fairytale Begins…and Ends.

After replying to a sketchy Craigslist ad, a hiring manager called me in for an interview with America’s Most Wanted at their Bethesda, MD headquarters.  I met the execs & some staff, and after assuring them I’ll give them my all, they offered me the job!  Within a few weeks, I began my crimefighting career.

I started out as a Production Assistant and eventually moved up to an Associate Producer for the greatest public service crime-fighting television show in history.  FOX took it off the air in July 2011, and despite a valiant attempt at resurfacing on Lifetime TV…the show ended its run.

I left before it ended for good, but boy do I miss it badly.Crimefighting_AMW_MeSedgGilda(photo courtesy of Reggie Saunders)

Here’s a sampling of my work, writing and producing for the show.