Media contacts at UCLA

UCLA Media Relations, professional schools and selected other units provide contacts for journalists
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UCLA Health media (310) 267-7022

UCLA Athletics media (310) 206-8140


UCLA Media Relations

This office serves journalists covering breaking news, campuswide issues and student affairs and responds to general media inquiries. UCLA Broadcast Studio | Find an expert | Subscribe to email news

Steve Ritea Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer (310) 794-6845

Media inquiries.

Tod M. Tamberg Senior Executive Director of Media Relations (310) 825-0680

Media inquiries.

Ricardo Vazquez Director of Media Relations (310) 206-3986

Media inquiries.

Katherine Alvarado Assistant Director of Media Relations (310) 794-6847

Media inquiries.

Alison Hewitt Senior media relations officer (310) 206-5461

Environment, campus transportation, Volunteer Center, dining halls, veterans, Graduate Division, recreation.

Jessica Wolf Senior media relations officer (310) 825-1046

Social sciences, humanities.

Stuart Wolpert Senior media relations officer (310) 206-0511

Physical sciences, life sciences.


UCLA Health/David Geffen School of Medicine

For media inquiries regarding UCLA medical centers, hospitals and the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Call (310) 267-7022 | UCLA Health Sciences newsroom


UCLA Athletics

For media inquiries regarding intercollegiate sports and athletics at UCLA.

Liza David Sports Information Director (310) 206-8140

UCLA Bruins website


UCLA College and professional schools

The college and UCLA’s professional schools provide media contacts in their areas.

UCLA College of Letters and Science

Melissa Abraham Executive Director, Communications (310) 206-0632

Anderson School of Management

Rebecca Trounson Senior Director, Editorial and Executive Communications (310) 825-1348
Anderson School newsroom

Fielding School of Public Health

Carla Denly Assistant Dean for Communications (310) 825-6738

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

John McDonald Director of Media Relations (310) 880-5332

Samueli School of Engineering

Christine Wei-li Lee Executive Director of Communications (310) 206-0540

Herb Alpert School of Music

Lawrence Aldava Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing (310) 825-4215

Luskin School of Public Affairs

Les Dunseith Executive Director of Communications (310) 206-5252

School of the Arts and Architecture

Anne Marie Burke Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations (310) 825-4140

School of Dentistry

Brianna Aldrich Director of Communications (310) 206-0835

School of Law

Bill Kisliuk Executive Director of Communications (310) 206-2611

School of Nursing

Laura Perry Director of Communications (310) 794-4022

School of Theater, Film and Television

Noela Hueso Senior Communications Manager (310) 825-0965


Other campus units

Many departments provide their own media contacts.

Alumni Association

Estellaleigh Franenberg Creative Director, UCLA Alumni Marketing and Communications (310) 794-5189

Broad Stem Cell Research Center

Tiare Dunlap Associate Manager, Communications (310) 429-2049

California NanoSystems Institute

Nikki Lin Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing (310) 206-8278

Center for Health Policy Research

Elaiza Torralba Public Information Officer (310) 794-0975

Chicano Studies Research Center

Rebecca Epstein Communications and Academic Programs Officer (310) 206-9185

Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Daniel Melling Communications and Events Manager (310) 206-7974

Film and Television Archive

Marisa Soto Marketing and Communications Officer (310) 206-8588

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Erin Connors Director of Communications and Engagement (310) 825-4288

Hammer Museum at UCLA

Nancy Lee Senior Manager, Public Relations (310) 443-7016

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Daniel Seeff West Coast Director (310) 206-9700

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

David Colgan Director of Communications (818) 203-2858

International Institute

Peggy McInerny Director of Communications (310) 794-7226

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Denise Heady Media Relations Manager (310) 206-2805

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge

Lauren Miura Communications and Public Relations Manager (310) 825-9118

UCLA Labor Center

Citlalli Chávez Communications Director (714) 742-1581

UCLA Library

Ariane Bicho Director of Communications and Marketing (310) 794-2195

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA)

Geena Russo Communications Manager (310) 206-8744

Williams Institute

Rachel Dowd Communications Manager (310) 206-8982