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

University News Team | Pitt Health Sciences/UPMC News Team | Athletics News Team

For general media inquiries, please contact

University News Team

Amerigo Allegretto

Communications Specialist


Center for Disaster Management, Center for National Preparedness, Center for Research Computing, Center for Social and Urban Research, Economics, Innovation Institute, Liaison for Schools of the Health Sciences, Office of Economic Partnerships, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Political Science, Statistics, and Swanson School of Engineering

NOTE: Please contact the Pitt Health Sciences/UPMC News Team for media inquiries about the schools of the health sciences, including the School of Dental Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Public Health.

Kimberly Barlow

Communications Manager


Computing Services and Systems Development, Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Advancement, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, Operations and Facilities, and Sustainability

Sharon Blake

Communications Manager


Center for American Music, Center on Race and Social Problems, Film Studies, Heinz Memorial Chapel, History of Art and Architecture, School of Law, Music, PittGlobal/University Center for International Studies, School of Social Work, Stephen Foster Memorial, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts, University Art Gallery, University Library System and Urban Studies

Kevin Zwick

Communications Manager


Board of Trustees, Community and Government Relations, General Counsel, Issues Management-University Spokesman, Office of the Chancellor, and Public Safety

Athletics News Team

E.J. Borghetti
Executive Associate Athletic Director, Media Relations
Kelly Dumrauf
Assistant Director of Media Relations (BASE, WSOC)
Cody James
Director of Graphic Design
Julie Jurich
Assistant Director of Media Relations (MSOC, WRES, WTEN), Social Media Coordinator
Matt Keenan
Media Relations Assistant (MSOC, SB, 2MBB)
Matt Plizga
Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations (MBB)
Michaela Ramicone
Assistant Director of Digital Media
R.J. Sepich
Assistant Director of Media Relations (2FB, S&D)
Louie Spina
Director of Media Relations (WBB, XC, T&F)
Carly Weisenbach
Director of Media Relations (WBB, XC, T&F)
Celeste Welsh
Media Relations Coordinator