Ambridge High School Grad & Former Economy Borough Resident Wins Emmy

Matt Nelko / publicity photos
Matt Nelko / publicity photos

A former Economy Borough resident who graduated from the Ambridge Area School District has won an Emmy Award.

Matthew Nelko received a Daytime Emmy Award this week from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work as a writer with ABC’s Good Morning America.

Nelko started his broadcasting career doing weekend anchoring on WBVP-AM in Beaver Falls and writing and producing for KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh.

Along with his work on Good Morning America, Nelko writes for ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and has previously written for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and the CBS News with Katie Couric. He has been heard worldwide as a news anchor on Air America and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Along with being a writer, producer, and media consultant, Nelko has also performed on Broadway during his time in New York City.

Matt Nelko currently resides in Manhattan. He is the son of Jack and Judy Nelko of Economy Borough.

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Reader Comments:


Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Good job Matt shines a good light on your home town

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Nice story.

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Congratulations classmate!

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

That is wonderful:) Matt and his family were members of our Holy Trinity RC Church in Ambridge…he was a sweet kid:)

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Barb Paterik
1 year 1 month ago

Congratulations to Matt!  I used to work with his mother years ago in Ambridge.  Judy must be so proud!

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

CONGATS Matt Nelko!

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Robert Taggart
1 year 1 month ago

Great job Matt. This is awesome.

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Matt, what a wonderful recognition of your talents. You followed your dream to the top. So proud of you.

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bcdemocrat
1 year 1 month ago

Much congratulations Matt.

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Wow, for what? Congratulations any how!

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gringo
1 year 1 month ago

Good for him.

Guest
1 year 1 month ago

You really did it!
AWESOME JOB!!!
Stephanopoulis
makes killer Dolmades!!!
(Stuffed Grapeleaves).
He owed YOU!!!

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SpeakTheTruthToo
1 year 1 month ago

Congratulations on your accomplishments in what is a cutthroat line of work.