UCLA Media Relations and Public Outreach

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 and provides media relations services and issues management for faculty and leadership. The office publishes UCLA Newsroom, social media channels and subscriber newsletters and operates the UCLA Broadcast Studio. 

Related pages: Media Contacts at UCLA | Resources for journalists


Tod Tamberg

Senior Executive Director of Media Relations & Public Outreach

Kevin Roderick

Director, UCLA Newsroom website


Sean Brenner

Editor at large | 310-825-7794

Mike Fricano

Features editor | 310-825-0923

Alison Hewitt

Senior media relations officer | 310-206-5461

Rebecca Kendall

Senior writer-editor | 310-825-1176

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