Lemonada Media teams up with KSL Podcasts to launch “The Letter”
Premiere today, award-winning journalist Amy Donaldson hosts the 8-part series that explores a 1996 murder in Salt Lake City – and watch how a mother forgave her son’s murderer
Listen to the first episode HERE
LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lemonade Mediathe podcast network that makes life easier, and KSL Podcasts – the team behind the hit podcast COLD – announced today The Letterr, a new original true-crime podcast hosted by an award-winning journalist Amy Donaldson. This 8-part narrative series tells the story of the brutal murder of Zachary Snarrwhich took place in Salt Lake City, UTon August 28, 1996. The letter weaves a story of forgiveness, guilt, and what happens after the headlines end and the real story begins.
A peaceful evening under the rising moon was shattered. A gunman descended a mountain hill, approached two friends and pulled the trigger. Zachary Snarr dead, but Yvette Rodier pretends to be dead until the shooter leaves. She crawled to the top of the hill with gunshot wounds to her head and leg and signaled a passing car. The shooter’s choice to shoot two people he had never met impacted so many lives, from the families of his victims to his own family. The ramifications shook the community.
“During my career, I’ve written so many stories about how violence destroys lives,” the host and journalist said. Amy Donaldson. “I feel incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to tell how people are rebuilding their lives.”
Throughout the show, Donaldson speaks with Zachary’s family and friends, as well as Rodier, who survived the shooting. The gripping series takes a turn when it is revealed that Zachary’s mother, Sy, has forgiven her son’s killer.
“We are so fortunate to be able to work with the incredible team at KSL. We share a philosophy of applying our core values to the work we create, and when we have received The letter for review, we were honored. It’s been a joy to watch the KSL team work, and we’re excited to bring this series to the masses,” shares CEO and Co-Founder of Lemonada, Jessica Cordoba Kramer.
“The story behind The letter is so powerful. Themes of redemption, the journey through grief and forgiveness are rarely told in a true crime podcast,” said Tanya Vea, Executive Vice President, Bonneville International Corporation and KSL. “We are thrilled to partner with the talented team at Lemonada to bring this powerful story to listeners.”
The letter is also presented in partnership with Workhouse Media, a leading cross-platform audio talent and content management and production company. The letter is now available on all major podcast platforms – subscribe to listen HERE.
ABOUT LEMONADA MEDIA
Founded in 2019 by Jessica Cordoba Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Lemonada is an award-winning, independent, audio-focused podcast network on a mission to make life easier. The company is also the creator of the audio reality™ podcast genre and launched BEING Studios, where reality TV meets podcasting. Lemonada has created successful series, including the award-winning podcast Gracie Last Day, In the Bubble with Andy SlavitV. Interesting with V Spehar, Nobody’s Coming to Save Us, Our America with Julián Castro, Add to Basket with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin PakBelieve Her and The Untold Story with Jay Ellis. Lemonada’s guest list has included an array of luminaries from the worlds of entertainment, media, politics and science.
ABOUT KSL PODCASTS
With over sixty-five million downloads, KSL Podcasts produces chart-topping podcasts including COLD and Hope in Darkness. KSL Podcasts is owned and operated by Bonneville International Corporation. Bonneville International is an integrated media and marketing solutions company dedicated to building, connecting, informing and celebrating families and communities. Founded in 1964, Bonneville currently operates radio and television stations, local websites, podcasts and other digital distribution assets in six markets in the western United States. Based at Salt Lake CityBonneville is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, a for-profit subsidiary of The Church of jesus christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information about Bonneville International, please visit www.bonneville.com.
Amy Donaldson is an award-winning journalist who spent the first 28 years of her career as a print reporter covering everything from high school sports to crime and corrections. She co-hosted a high school sports radio show for 12 years and started podcasting in 2016 as co-host of the Voices of Reason podcast. She moved to KSL Podcasts in March 2021 where she co-hosted Talking Cold, a complementary podcast to the award-winning COLD podcast. Married with six children and five grandchildren, she is a dog lover, aspiring pickleball player, avid hiker and trail runner.
ABOUT WORKHOUSE MEDIA
Workhouse Media, Inc. is a leading cross-platform audio content and talent management and production company with clients and partnerships working across radio, podcasting, television and digital.
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