UCLA Media Relations

Media Relations and Public Outreach handles news media inquiries and publishes UCLA Newsroom

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Media Relations and Public Outreach, a unit of UCLA External Affairs, assists the news media in coverage of UCLA. The office publishes UCLA Newsroom and the UCLA Today newsletter, operates the UCLA Broadcast Studio and provides media relations and issues management for UCLA faculty and leadership.

Related pages: Media Contacts at UCLA | Resources for journalists


Kathryn Kranhold

Associate Vice Chancellor, University Communications and Marketing | 310-825-9045


Media relations and UCLA Newsroom

Kevin Roderick

Director, UCLA Newsroom

Tod Tamberg

Director, Strategic Communications


Sean Brenner

News editor | 310-825-7794

Mike Fricano

Senior editor-writer | 310-825-0923

Alison Hewitt

Senior media relations officer | 310-206-5461

Rebecca Kendall

Senior media relations officer | 310-825-1176

Cynthia Lee

Senior editor | 310-794-6847

Judy Lin

Senior editor-writer | 310-794-6845

Patricia Marroquin

Senior editor-writer | 310-825-8523

Christelle Snow

Social media and communications manager | 310-206-2760

Jessica Wolf

Senior media relations officer | 310-825-1046

Stuart Wolpert

Senior media relations officer | 310-206-0511

For a full roster of media contacts at UCLA, visit this page.


UCLA Broadcast Studio


Sebastian Hernandez

Broadcast studio manager  | 310-983-1141

John Vande Wege

Associate producer | 310-983-1143


Office support

Valarie Haynes

Office manager | 310-825-5295

Chris Stanton

Media relations assistant | 310-825-2585