Media Relations

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Media relations team members serve as primary contacts for the media. Communication managers collect and share Pitt news with the press and gather information for the University’s news service, Pittwire. Communication managers also provide strategic communications guidance to assigned schools and departments. The press is encouraged to contact news representatives to interview experts in a variety of fields.

The UPMC and Athletics news teams handle media relations for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Schools of Health Sciences and Pitt intercollegiate sports.

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Director of Media Relations

Joseph Miksch

Director, Media Relations and University Spokesperson

412-624-4356
Beats

Office of General Counsel, Office of Public Safety, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost

University News Team

Amerigo Allegretto

Communications Specialist

412-624-0409
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Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences administration, Office of Research, and assistance for other primary media teams that handle communications for Pitt's Schools of the Health Sciences (UPMC Media Team), including the School of Dental Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, as well as the  Swanson School of Engineering (Paul Kovach/Swanson School)

Kimberly Barlow

Communications Manager

412-624-1379
Beats

Admissions and Financial Aid, Community and Government Relations, Computing Services and Systems Development, Innovation, Institutional Advancement, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Facilities Management

Sharon Blake

Communications Manager

412-624-4364
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Center for American Music, Center on Race and Social Problems, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, Film Studies, Heinz Chapel, History, History of Art and Architecture, Music, School of Law, School of Social Work, Stephen Foster Memorial, Studio Arts, Theater Arts, University Art Gallery, University Center for International Studies, University Library System, Urban Studies

Micaela Fox Corn

Communications Specialist

412-624-4065
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Center for Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Psychology, Student Affairs

Katie Fike

Communications Specialist

412-624-1085
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Anthropology, Economics, Faculty Governance, Languages, Linguistics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh Press

Anthony Moore

Communications Manager

412-624-8252
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Africana Studies, Board of Trustees, Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Urban Education, Community Engagement Centers, English, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies, Learning Research and Development Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of Child Development, Office of Veterans Services, Pitt Alumni Association, ROTC, School of Education, University Center for Social and Urban Research

Deborah Todd

Communications Manager

412-647-4647
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Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology and Environmental Science, History & Philosophy of Science, Institute for Cyber Law-Policy-Security, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, School of Computing and Information, Statistics

Kevin Zwick

Communications Manager

412-624-0148
Beats

Center for National Preparedness, College of General Studies, Department of Communication, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Institute of Politics, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, University Honors College

Athletics News Team

E.J. Borghetti
Executive Associate Athletic Director, Media Relations
412-648-8240
Casey Bonk
Assistant Director of Media Relations (VB, WGYM, SB)
412-648-8240
Kelly Dumrauf
Assistant Director of Media Relations (BASE, WSOC)
412-648-8240
Jason Griffith
Director of Digital Media
412-648-8181
Julie Jurich
Assistant Director of Media Relations (MSOC, WRES, WTEN), Social Media Coordinator
412-648-8240
Matt Plizga
Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations (MBB)
412-648-8240
Michaela Ramicone
Assistant Director of Digital Media
412-383-7266
R.J. Sepich
Assistant Director of Media Relations (2FB, S&D)
412-648-8240
Jane Vardzel
Social Media Assistant Coordinator
Carly Weisenbach
Director of Media Relations (WBB, XC, T&F)
412-648-8240
Celeste Welsh
Media Relations Coordinator
412-648-8240