Media Contacts

Primary Media Contacts


ON-CALL PHONE FOR MEDIA:

  • Main campus: 801-213-2562
  • University of Utah Health (hospitals and clinics): 801-581-2121

Use the on-call number if you need immediate assistance or need to reach someone after hours. You will receive a response within 20 minutes.

University of Utah Campus Spokespeople


Administration, university-wide issues and policies, campus emergencies

Chris Nelson

Communications Director
 801-581-5180
 801-953-3843
 christopher.nelson@utah.edu

Chris Nelson

Communications Director
 801-581-5180
 801-953-3843
 christopher.nelson@utah.edu

Annalisa Purser

Associate Director
 801-581-7295
 435-232-0312
 annalisa.purser@utah.edu

Annalisa Purser

Associate Director
 801-581-7295
 435-232-0312
 annalisa.purser@utah.edu

University of Utah Health


Hospitals/clinics, Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health and School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Orthopedic Center, School of Dentistry

Kathy Wilets

Communications Director
 801-581-5717
 kathy.wilets@utah.edu

Kathy Wilets

Communications Director
 801-581-5717
 kathy.wilets@utah.edu

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Director
 801-581-3102
 suzanne.winchester@hsc.utah.edu

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Director
 801-581-3102
 suzanne.winchester@hsc.utah.edu

Athletics


Paul Kirk

Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
 801-581-3511
 801-875-2444
 pkirk@huntsman.utah.edu

Paul Kirk

Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
 801-581-3511
 801-875-2444
 pkirk@huntsman.utah.edu

University Communications Office


Brooke Adams

Senior News Writer and Executive Communication Manager
 801-587-2130
 801-673-0011
 brooke.adams@utah.edu

Brooke Adams

Senior News Writer and Executive Communication Manager
 801-587-2130
 801-673-0011
 brooke.adams@utah.edu

Libby Mitchell

Managing Editor of @theU
 801-587-2128
 801-550-4876
 libby.mitchell@utah.edu

Libby Mitchell

Managing Editor of @theU
Athletics; Auxiliary Services (Campus Store, Commuter Services, Print & Mail Services); David Eccles School of Business; Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Facilities Management; health care; Human Resources; College of Humanities; J. Willard Marriott Library; PBS Utah; S.J. Quinney College of Law; University Information Technology
 801-587-2128
 801-550-4876
 libby.mitchell@utah.edu

Morgan Aguilar

Communications Specialist
 801-581-4638
 208-661-5863
 morgan.aguilar@utah.edu

Morgan Aguilar

Communications Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs; School for Cultural and Social Transformation; College of Social Work; Continuing Education and Community Engagement; Hinckley Institute of Politics; Honors College; Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Office of Undergraduate Studies; University Neighborhood Partners; Women's Resource Center; Office of Sustainability
 801-581-4638
 208-661-5863
 morgan.aguilar@utah.edu

Clare Duignan

Editorial Specialist
 801-585-1989
 clare.duignan@utah.edu

Clare Duignan

Editorial Specialist
Internal communications: MyEmma campus-wide email, Trumba campus calendars, @theU; copy editing; news clips; rankings and profiles; Academic Senate; special projects
 801-585-1989
 clare.duignan@utah.edu

Paul Gabrielsen

Research and Science Writer
 801-585-6861
 801-505-8253
 paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu

Paul Gabrielsen

Research and Science Writer
College of Health; College of Education (Dean’s Office, Educational Psychology, Special Education); Global Change and Sustainability Center; College of Mines and Earth Sciences (Dean’s Office, Atmospheric Sciences, Geology & Geophysics); School of Medicine; College of Pharmacy; College of Science (Chemistry, Mathematics); College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Dean’s Office, Economics, Political Science, Psychology); Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Office of the Vice President for Research (Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance, Conflict of Interest, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Institutional Review Board, Research Education, Research Genetic Epidemiology, Research Participant Advocacy)
 801-585-6861
 801-505-8253
 paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu

Lisa Potter

Research and Science Writer
 801-585-3093
 949-533-7899
 lisa.potter@utah.edu

Lisa Potter

Research and Science Writer
College of Education (Educational Leadership & Policy; Education, Culture & Society; Urban Institute for Teacher Education); College of Engineering; College of Science (Dean’s Office, Biological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy); College of Mines and Earth Sciences (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering); College of Nursing; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Family and Consumer Studies, Geography, Sociology); Graduate School; School of Dentistry; Natural History Museum of Utah; Red Butte Garden; Office of the Vice President for Research (Associate Vice President for Research, Corporate Foundation and Relations, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Sponsored Projects, Research Development Office, Research Operations and Communications, Tech Venture Commercialization)
 801-585-3093
 949-533-7899
 lisa.potter@utah.edu

Andrew Thompson

Social Media Specialist
 801-581-4020
 801-916-6200
 andrew.l.thompson@utah.edu

Andrew Thompson

Social Media Specialist
Social media; utah.edu homepage banners
 801-581-4020
 801-916-6200
 andrew.l.thompson@utah.edu

Shawn Wood

Community Liaison & Communications Specialist
 801-585-9244
 435-201-1729
 shawn.wood@utah.edu

Shawn Wood

Community Liaison & Communications Specialist
Community liaison; special events; College of Architecture + Planning; College of Fine Arts; Research Park; Office of Global Engagement; University of Utah Asia Campus; Student Affairs: Dean of Students; Bennion Community Center; fraternity & Sorority Life; Student Accountability & Support; Student Leadership & Involvement; ASUU; Student Development; Career & Professional Development Center; Financial Wellness Center; TRIO; Veterans Support Center; Finance & Operations; Campus Recreation Services; Child Care & Family Resources; Dining Services; Housing and Residential Education; Union Administration; University Guest House & Conference Center; Health & Wellness; Assessment, Evaluation & Research; Network Support; Center for Disability & Access; Center for Student Wellness; Student Health Center; University Counseling Center
 801-585-9244
 435-201-1729
 shawn.wood@utah.edu

Broadcast Services


University of Utah Satellite Uplink Facility

University personnel are ready to assist in arranging interviews with experts on a wide variety of subjects. We provide broadcast media with a dedicated state-of-the-art satellite uplink interview room at a minimal charge.

The uplink facility is located conveniently at PBS Utah on the campus at the University of Utah in the Eccles Broadcast Center.

Uplink services are provided at a reduced rate to all accredited broadcast media when interviewing University experts, professors, faculty, staff, and students. To find an expert on just about any topic, please visit the University of Utah experts link at: http://unews.utah.edu/experts

The Satellite Uplink Facility offers the following services:

  • Live studio interview coordination
  • News and sports feeds

Our uplink can be used to distribute LIVE or TAPED interviews or events to satellite receive sites using domestic or international satellites. We can support full bandwidth audio and video for viewing virtually any place in the world.

We have direct connections to Live Time Networks (LTN), Vyvx (L3), and uplinks via U.S. Satellite in Salt Lake City.

For additional information or to book an interview with an expert, contact:

University of Utah Communications
201 Presidents Circle, Room 306
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9017
(801) 213-2562, fax: (801) 585-3350