Media contacts at UCLA

UCLA Media Relations, professional schools and selected other units provide contacts for journalists
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310-825-2585 or contact by email

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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.

Bill Kisliuk Director of Media Relations 310-486-3207

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

Kathy Wyer Director of Media Relations 310-455-0302

School of Nursing

Contact the UCLA Office of Media Relations 310-825-2585

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

Marc Roseboro Digital Communications Manager 310-794-4612

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