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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.

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University of Utah Campus Spokespeople


Administration, university-wide issues and policies, campus emergencies

Rebecca Walsh
Communications Director
Rebecca Walsh
Communications Director
Academic Affairs; Housing & Real Estate; University Administration
Shawn Wood
Communications Manager
Shawn Wood
Communications Manager

College of Fine Arts; Daily Utah Chronicle; Department of Public Safety: (U Police, Campus Security, Crime Victim Advocates, U Health Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications); Fort Douglas; Office of Global Engagement: (University of Utah Asia Campus); Public Records Requests (GRAMA); Research Park; special events; Student Affairs

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
Kathy Wilets
Communications Director
Suzanne Winchester
Associate Director
Suzanne Winchester
Associate Director

Huntsman Cancer Institute


Heather Simonsen
Public Affairs Manager
Heather Simonsen
Public Affairs Manager

David Eccles School of Business


Katie Drake
Associate Director of Marketing + Communications, David Eccles School of Business
Katie Drake
Associate Director of Marketing + Communications, David Eccles School of Business
Nick Thiriot
Communications Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Nick Thiriot
Communications Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Thad Kelling
Marketing + PR Director, Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute
Thad Kelling
Marketing + PR Director, Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

College/department-specific Communications


Paul Kirk
Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
Paul Kirk
Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
Henry Randolph
Director of Marketing S.J. Quinney College of Law
Henry Randolph
Director of Marketing S.J. Quinney College of Law
Vincent Horiuchi
Public Relations Associate College of Engineering
Vincent Horiuchi
Public Relations Associate College of Engineering
Brooke Adams
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education
Brooke Adams
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education
National Media Strategy; McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention Research; Presidential Societal Impact Scholar Award; School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform);
Jana Cunningham
Director of Marketing & Communications College of Humanities
Jana Cunningham
Director of Marketing & Communications College of Humanities

Research & Science Communications


Paul Gabrielsen
Research and Science Writer
Paul Gabrielsen
Research and Science Writer
College of Education; College of Health; College of Pharmacy; College of Science: (Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, Mines and Earth Sciences Dean’s Office); College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Dean’s Office, Economics, Political Science, Psychology); Global Change and Sustainability Center; 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); School of Medicine; Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Lisa Potter
Research and Science Writer
Lisa Potter
Research and Science Writer
College of Architecture + Planning; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; College of Science (Dean’s Office, Biological Sciences, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering; Physics & Astronomy, Wilkes Climate Center); College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: (Anthropology, Family and Consumer Studies, Geography, Sociology); Graduate School; Natural History Museum of Utah; Office of the Vice President for Research: (main office, Associate Vice President for Research, Corporate Foundation and Relations, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Sponsored Projects, Research Development Office, Research Operations and Communications, PIVOT Center); Red Butte Garden; School of Dentistry

University Communications Office


Libby Mitchell
Managing Editor of @theU
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; PBS Utah; University Information Technology
Andrew Thompson
Social Media Specialist
Andrew Thompson
Social Media Specialist
University of Utah's social media accounts
Rob Patton
Executive Communications Manager
Rob Patton
Executive Communications Manager
Communications related to President Taylor Randall
Mattie Mortensen
Communications Specialist
Mattie Mortensen
Communications Specialist
Admissions and Enrollment Management; Chief Experience Officer; College of Humanities; College of Law; College of Social Work; Hinckley Institute of Politics; Honors College; J. Willard Marriott Library; Office of Sustainability; Office of Undergraduate Studies; University Connected Learning: (Continuing Education, UOnline, Digital Learning); University Neighborhood Partners
Clare Duignan
Editorial Specialist
Clare Duignan
Editorial Specialist
@theU, internal communications, Marketing Cloud campus-wide email, main university event calendar, editing and editorial style compliance, news clips, rankings and profiles, special projects
Jasen Lee
Manager of Public Relations & Marketing
Jasen Lee
Manager of Public Relations & Marketing
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion: (American Indian Resource Center, Black Cultural Center, Center for Equity and Student Belonging, Dream Center, LGBT Resource Center, New Leadership Academy University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Office for Inclusive Excellence); News @theU

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