Aliza Rosen is the founder and president of AYR Media, a full-service production company focused on premium unscripted and documentary content, encompassing podcasts, television and film.
A veteran producer and development executive with expertise across all mediums, Rosen launched AYR in 2020. The company currently has a diverse slate of premium podcasts set with Audible and iHeart Media – more than five new shows launching in 2021 alone – with additional projects and IP in development for television/streaming and podcasting.
Rosen previously co-created and executive produced CBS’s The Case Of: Jon Benet Ramsey, which premiered in 2016 to record ratings; was a consulting producer on Oxygen’s documentary series Dirty John: The Dirty Truth; and also served as a consulting producer on E!’s For Real: The History of Reality TV, which debuted in 2021.
She spent seven years as executive vice president of development for Philadelphia-based S3 Productions, where she built the company’s slate from the ground up, developing series in myriad unscripted genres and selling to networks such as Discovery and A&E, among many others.
Prior to S3, Rosen co-founded New York-based Watercooler Productions, creating and executive producing unscripted content including truTV’s Suburban Secrets and MTV’s My Life (Translated). Before launching Watercooler, during her time as an executive producer for Banyan Productions, she sherparded 85 episodes of TLC hit A Dating Story, as well as syndicated series Design Invasion for 20th Century Fox and international sensation 48 Hour Wedding, which has sold in more than 40 territories around the world.
Rosen began her entertainment career producing news and documentary programming for CBS, VH1 and Oxygen. Her directorial debut and first feature film, the award-winning Latter Day Jew, premiered in 2019, screening at festivals across the country.
She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and goldendoodle.
Paulina is an award winning executive producer, showrunner and creator of unscripted programming who has spent the last 20+ years producing hit shows like NBC’s Extra, CBS’ Big Brother, VH1’s Behind the Music, MTV’s Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and E!’s Eric and Jessie: Game On. Her Amazon series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse won 2 Emmy awards and 2 James Beard award nominations in 2017 and most recently Mexican Dynasties for Bravo was nominated for several awards including a coveted Imagen Award for its positive portrayal of Latinos in a reality show.
Peter acts as a senior advisor to AYR Media. Most recently, he was CEO of PodcastOne network with a roster of 300+ popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Erin Brockovich, Ray Lewis, Mike Tyson, Rich Eisen, Jordan Harbinger and hundreds more (Acquired 2020). He’s also the Former Executive Vice President of Barstool Sports, where he led partnerships, business development and business affairs (Acquired 2020). Prior to that he held senior executive positions at IMAX and Funny or Die.
Johnathan Walton is the host and producer of QUEEN OF THE CON: THE IRISH HEIRESS and QUEEN OF THE CON: THE OC SAVIOR.. Walton is also a former Emmy-winning TV reporter and current reality TV producer on shows including AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC) and SHARK TANK (ABC). His investigation of Marianne Smyth has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Reader’s Digest, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, The Daily Times, The Belfast Telegraph, and a number of TV news outlets, including Dr. Phil and Access Hollywood.
Leah Rothman is the host and producer of THE REAL KILLER, now in its second season. Rothman is a writer, producer and director who has worked in documentary, true crime, talk, news magazine, educational and creative content for release and home entertainment for companies such as: A&E, Audible, Bravo, FOX, History Channel, Lifetime, MSNBC, OWN, Paramount Pictures, TLC, Travel Channel, Tyler Perry Studios, Universal Pictures, and iHeartPodcasts. In 2014, 2016 and 2017, she was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Dr. Phil and Crime Watch Daily and in 2019, she won the Gold Telly Award for Craft–Use of Humor for a piece she wrote and produced for Universal Pictures’ Night School Marketing and Promotions.
Aurora Ferlin is a writer, director, producer known for She Went Missing (2022) Mothers (2018) and Jim Brown's Amer-I-Can Dream (2016). She is a 2020 Nicholl Fellowship Quarter-finalist. In 2022, she jumped into the podcast arena writing screenplays for the scripted pilots MAHAGONY SUNSET and A NEW DAY which she also directed with a full cast in studio.
Jil Pasiecnik is a seasoned producer experienced in leading a creative team through all phases of production and is an expert in navigating projects from creative ideation through technical production and launch. As a Content Strategist, she worked on the development of such podcasts as: "The Jane Goodall Hopecast", iHeartMedia's "The Real Heal with Alicia Silverstone", Vox Media's "More Than This" and "Friends with Tax Benefits" from TurboTax.Jil has worked across media platforms from digital production to film and television to podcasts. It is the focus of her career to develop and produce impactful, enduring narratives.
Tristen Bankston is a professional podcast editor and producer based in Los Angeles with 13+ years experience working in the entertainment industry. He’s produced and edited hit shows such as “To Live & Die in LA” hosted by Rolling Stone reporter Neil Strauss, the hit Audible original podcast “Bitter Blood: Kasem V Kasem”, “The Tim Ferriss Show”, and many more. He also co-created and produced 3 seasons of “Dirty Girl Podcast” on the WhoHaHA Podcast network. He has several years experience as a television actor, musician, and recording artist.
Cameron Tagge is a producer, editor & musician based out of Los Angeles. Cameron served as editor, sound designer, and mix/master engineer for several AYR shows in 2021 including The First Wife, The Real Killer and Queen of the Con. Recent works: producer for The TMZ Podcast Network, The Gabby Reece Show, Untitled Spotify Project. He co-runs a recording studio called The Kitchen LA.
Kc Wayland is an award-winning writer, producer, editor, director, and United States Army veteran whose film and audio work has been enjoyed around the world. His highly successful original audio series, “We’re Alive”, has garnered over 220 million downloads since its debut and is one of the highest rated podcasts on iTunes. More recently Kc was a producer of the historical audio theater series and smash hit “Bronzeville”, starring Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate which is currently finished production for Season 2 under Wayland. Last October, Kc published “Bombs Always Beep”, a comprehensive manual on producing what he calls “Theater for the Mind”. Kc’s recent audio series “Goldrush” premiered in September of 2019 to over 5 million downloads at launch, rave reviews, a BBC award nomination for “Best Audio Drama”, and first place Audience Favorite at the Hear Now Festival.