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
Executive communication; Office of Academic Affairs (senior vice president communications); Barbara & Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights; College of Education; J. Willard Marriott Library; Office for Equity and Diversity (research and initiatives); Office for Global Engagement (strategic initiatives); Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism (College of Health); School for Cultural and Social Transformation
 801-587-2130
 801-673-0011
 brooke.adams@utah.edu

Janelle Hanson

Managing editor of @TheU and internal communications manager
 801-587-2128
 801-850-8111
 janelle.hanson@utah.edu

Janelle Hanson

Managing editor of @TheU and internal communications manager
Managing editor for @theU; internal communication manager; Athletics; Auxiliary Services (Campus Store, Commuter Services, Print & Mail Services); David Eccles School of Business; Department of Public Safety; Facilities Management; Human Resources; KUED; S.J. Quinney College of Law; Sustainability Office; University Information Technology (UIT)
 801-587-2128
 801-850-8111
 janelle.hanson@utah.edu

Morgan Aguilar

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

Morgan Aguilar

Communications Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs (support services); College of Humanities; College of Social Work; Continuing Education and Community Engagement; Hinckley Institute of Politics; Honors College; Office for Equity and Diversity (events and student services); Office of Undergraduate Studies; University Neighborhood Partners; Women's Resource Center
 801-581-4638
 208-661-5863
 morgan.aguilar@utah.edu

Clare Duignan

Copy editor and project coordinator
 801-585-1989
 801-450-6370
 clare.duignan@utah.edu

Clare Duignan

Copy editor and project coordinator
Editing; Emma and campus-wide emails; news clips; rankings and profiles; special projects; Trumba (campus calendar)
 801-585-1989
 801-450-6370
 clare.duignan@utah.edu

Paul Gabrielsen

Research/science communications specialist
 801-585-6861
 801-505-8253
 paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu

Paul Gabrielsen

Research/science communications specialist
College of Health; College of Mines and Earth Sciences (Atmospheric Sciences, Dean's Office, Geology & Geophysics); College of Pharmacy; College of Science (Chemistry, Mathematics); College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Dean's Office, Economics, Political Science, Psychology); Global Change and Sustainability Center; School of Medicine; 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/science communications specialist
 801-585-3093
 949-533-7899
 lisa.potter@utah.edu

Lisa Potter

Research/science communications specialist
College of Engineering; College of Science (Biological Sciences, Dean's Office, Physics and 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 VP for Research (Associate VP 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; Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Office of Global Engagement (student services); Research Park; Student Affairs; Utah Asia Campus
 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 KUED TV 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