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Media Relations & Communications

Media Relations & Communications

The Office of Media Relations and Communications is responsible for working with the media in all its forms. Our mission is to broaden public awareness and understanding of the University of Washington, including its innovations in education; contributions to solving regional, national and worldwide problems; and discoveries and breakthroughs that improve the quality of life in the Northwest and around the globe.


Stories from over 75 research universities at

Crisis Communications

The UW’s plans are outlined in this October 2014 update.

Additional contacts for Media Relations & Communications

KUOW Public Radio

Caryn Mathes
President and General Manager

News and Information

Victor Balta

Public Records and Open Public Meetings

Eliza Saunders