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

Director of Media Relations

Joseph Miksch

Director, Media Relations and University Spokesperson

412-624-4356
Beats

Issues Management Support and Pittwire Health

University News Team

Amerigo Allegretto

Communications Specialist

412-624-6128
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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

Kimberly Barlow

Communications Manager

412-624-1379
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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

412-624-4364
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Art Gallery, 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 Library System, and Urban Studies

Micaela Fox Corn

Communications Specialist

412-624-4065
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Admissions, Alumni Association, Anthropology, Center for Neuroscience, College of General Studies, Department of Communication Financial Aid, Office of the Provost, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Student Affairs

Margo Shear

Communications Manager

412-624-8252
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Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Urban Education, English, Community Engagement Centers, Diversity and Inclusion, History, Honors College, Human Resources, Languages, Linguistics, Learning Research and Development Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of Child Development, Office of Veterans Services, School of Computing & Information, School of Education, and University of Pittsburgh Press

Deborah Todd

Communications Manager

412-624-6687
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Africana Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Gender-Sexuality-Women's Studies, Geology and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Publlic and International Affairs, History and Philosophy of Science, Institute for Cyber Law-Policy-Security, Insitute of Politics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, and Thornburgh Forum.

Kevin Zwick

Communications Manager

412-624-0148
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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
412-648-8240
Kelly Dumrauf
Assistant Director of Media Relations (BASE, WSOC)
412-648-8240
Cody James
Director of Graphic Design
412-648-4067
Julie Jurich
Assistant Director of Media Relations (MSOC, WRES, WTEN), Social Media Coordinator
412-648-8240
Matt Keenan
Media Relations Assistant (MSOC, SB, 2MBB)
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
Louie Spina
Director of Media Relations (WBB, XC, T&F)
Carly Weisenbach
Director of Media Relations (WBB, XC, T&F)
412-648-8240
Celeste Welsh
Media Relations Coordinator
412-648-8240