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The Virginia Tech Media Relations team works to connect university communicators, faculty, and campus newsmakers with the media. This includes serving as the primary resource for media inquiries and outreach; distributing news releases and stories featured on Virginia Tech News; building relationships with regional and national media; producing on-camera and radio interviews in the Media Relations Broadcast Studio; coordinating press conferences; publishing and pitching media advisories and expert commentary; and maintaining the @vtnews Twitter account.

Reporters can subscribe to the Virginia Tech News morning email, sent daily Monday through Friday throughout the year. The email is a service of the Office of University Relations to inform students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and the broader community of current campus news and events. 

Our studio
Virginia Tech's television and radio studio can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news agencies, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studio. Video is transmitted by LTN Global Communications or Skype and fees may apply. Broadcast quality audio for radio is transmitted via ISDN or Comrex. Contact Bill Foy or Jordan Fifer for more information.

Virginia Tech experts on a variety of subjects are available for media interviews related to COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus. Click to view the frequently updated list.

Tracy Vosburgh, Senior Associate Vice President for University Relations, Virginia Tech Advancement.

Tracy Vosburgh

Tracy Vosburgh
Senior Associate Vice President
for University Relations
315 Burruss Hall (0229)

Michael Stowe
Media Relations Director
University Gateway Center (0336)

Shannon Andrea, Director, Media Relations, National Capital Region

Portrait of Shannon Andrea

Shannon Andrea
Media Relations Director, National Capital Region
Arlington, VA  (0379)

Ceci Leonard, Media Relations Officer

Portrait of Ceci Leonard, Media Relations Officer

Ceci Leonard
Media Relations Officer
University Gateway Center (0336)

Mark Owczarski

Mark Owczarski
Assistant Vice President
of University Relations
315 Burruss Hall (0229)

Bill Foy

Bill Foy

Bill Foy
Broadcast Operations Director 
University Gateway Center (0336)

Jordan Fifer, Multimedia Web Producer, University Relations

Jordan Fifer portrait

Jordan Fifer
Media Relations Officer
University Gateway Center (0336)

Communications Contacts

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension
Zeke Barlow, Director of Communications and Marketing
540-231-5417 |

College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Emily Roediger, Director of Communications
540-231-2108 |

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 
Paula Byron, Director of Marketing and Communications
540-232-8574 |

College of Natural Resources and Environment 
Krista Timney, Director of Communications 
540-231-6157 |

College of Engineering
Suzanne Irby, Assistant Director of Communications
540-231-7542 |

Pamplin College of Business

College of Science
Lon Wagner, Senior Director of Communications
540-231-6468 |

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Alison Elward, Director of Communications
540-231-7969 |

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Alison Matthiessen, Director of Communications
540-581-0228 |

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
John Pastor, Director of Communications
540-526-2222 |

Lindsey Haugh, Director of Marketing and Communications | 540-231-2476

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
Eleanor Nelsen, Director of Communications
540-231-2761 |

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Anne Deekens, Communications Manager
540-231-1548 |

Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech
Kristin Rose, Communications Manager
540-231-6614 |

Office of the Provost
David Guerin, Associate Vice Provost for Communications
540-231-0871 |

Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Hallema Sharif, Director of Public Relations and Communications
540-231-0871 |

Albert Raboteau, Director of Communications
540-231-4733 |

Alumni Relations
Annie McCallum, Director of Communications
540-231-6845 |

Alexa Briehl, Director of Communications
540-231-7899 |

Division of Human Resources
Laurie Stacy, Director of Communications
540-231-4387 |

Student Affairs
Kristen Abell, Director of Communications
540-231-5258 |

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Shay Barnhart, Director of Communications
540-231-8721 |

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate School/Graduate Education
Cathy Grimes, Communications Manager
540-231-8795 |

Moss Arts Center
Katie Gehrt, Director of Communications and Marketing
540-231-7443 |

Outreach and International Affairs
Rich Mathieson, Director of Communications
540-231-4691 |

University Libraries
Ann Brown, Director of Communications
540-231-1886 |