University of Pittsburgh

Contact Media Reps

University Media Contacts

University News Reps

Susan Rogers

Vice Chancellor for Communications

412-648-7355

Joe Miksch

Interim Director of University News

412-624-4356
412-997-0314
Admissions and Financial Aid, Board of Trustees, Community Relations, Computing Services and Systems Development, Governmental Relations, Institutional Advancement, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Facilities Management, Office of General Counsel, Office of Public Safety, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Student Affairs

John Fedele

Senior Associate Director of News

412-624-4148
412-414-8785
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology and Environmental Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Innovation Institute, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Office of Research, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, School of Information Sciences, Statistics, Sustainability, Swanson School of Engineering

Sharon Blake

Senior News Representative

412-624-4364
412-277-6926
Center for American Music, Center on Race and Social Problems, Heinz Chapel, History, History of Art and Architecture, Music, School of Social Work, Stephen Foster Memorial, Studio Arts, Theater Arts, University Art Gallery, University Library System, Urban Studies

Anthony Moore

Senior News Representative

412-624-8252
412-715-3644
Africana Studies, Center for National Preparedness, College of General Studies, Communication, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, English, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies, Learning Research and Development Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of Child Development, Office of Veterans Services, Pitt Alumni Association, ROTC, School of Education, School of Law, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University Honors College

Katie Fike

News Representative

412-624-1085
Economics, Film Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Institute of Politics, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh Press

UPMC News Reps Covering the Health Sciences

Paul Wood

Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

412-647-6647
412-352-2058

Susan Manko

Senior Director, Media Relations

412-586-9771
412-370-3614
Community Benefits, Community Hospitals Oversight, Financial Information, Hospital Operations, UPMC Mercy

Wendy Zellner

Senior Director, Media Relations

412-586-9777
412-973-7266
Cancer, Enterprises, Information Technology, International Services, Quality Initiatives, Supply Chain

Gloria Kreps

Senior Director, Media Relations

412-586-9764
412-417-2582
Basic science and translational biomedical research, Community Provider Services, Ear Nose and Throat, Human Resources, Legal, Magee-Womens Hospital, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Palliative Care, Real Estate, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Allison Hydzik

Senior Manager, Media Relations

412-647-9975
412-559-2431
Critical Care Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Global Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Infection Diseases and Infection Control, Minority Health, Vaccine Research

Rick Pietzak

Manager, Media Relations

412-864-4151
412-523-6922
Concussion, Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Orthopaedics, Physical Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Stephanie Stanley

Manager, Media Relations

412-586-9762
412-855-8690
UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center, UPMC Passavant, UPMC St. Margaret

Andrea Kunicky

Manager, Media Relations

412-692-6254
412-439-5264
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pediatrics​

Ashley Trentrock

Manager, Media Relations

412-586-9776
412-529-9092
Aging/Geriatrics/Senior Communities, Center for Integrative Medicine, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Digestive Diseases/Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine

Amy Charley

Communications Specialist, Media Relations

412-586-9778
412-738-3511
Nutrition, Obesity/Bariatrics, Women's Health

Courtney Caprara

Communications Specialist I, Media Relations

412-647-6190
412-592-8134

Lawerence Synett

Manager, Media Relations

412-647-9816
412-302-4127
Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine, Cardiology, Family and Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonology, Transplant, Urology

Athletics News Reps

E.J. Borghetti

Executive Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, Athletic Department Spokesperson

412-648-8240
Asst. Men's Basketball, Football

Matt Plizga

Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations

412-624-8240
Men's Basketball

Casey Bonk

Assistant Director of Media Relations

412-648-8240
Gymnastics, Softball, Volleyball

Julie Jurich

Assistant Director of Media Relations

412-648-8240
Men's Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling

Celeste Welsh

Media Relations Coordinator

412-648-8240