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Welcome to the Office of News & Information

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
Email | 206-543-2580
Fax: 206-685-0658

Office of News and Information
Box 351207
Seattle, WA 98195

The Office of News and Information is the port of entry for journalists who need information about the University of Washington. Our media officers will help you find faculty experts or connect you with newsmakers at the UW.

Note: For news concerning the schools, colleges and units of the health sciences, call 206-543-3620.

Our office is located in the basement of Gerberding Hall, Room B-54. Sometimes called the Administration Building, Gerberding Hall is on Red Square in the heart of campus. (See Map)


Victor Balta Victor Balta, Director
balta@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Central-administration issues.


Michelle Ma, Assistant Director
mcma@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Fisheries, forestry, watershed/streamside studies, wood products, Puget Sound, marine policy, urban horticulture.

Peter Kelley

Peter Kelley
kellep@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Economics, world affairs, political science, public affairs, law, architecture and urban planning, growth issues, library and information science, communications, arts, humanities, history, Virtual Planetary Lab.

Hannah HickeyHannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Atmospheric science, oceanography, polar science, climate change, weather, geology, seismology.

Deborah-BachDeborah Bach
bach2@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, speech and hearing sciences, early entrance/gifted program, geography, women’s studies, American ethnic studies, American Indian studies, education, @uwnews Twitter account.

Jennifer Langston_JenniferLangston
 | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Engineering departments, including: aeronautics and astronautics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, human-centered design.

James-UrtonJames Urton
jurton@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for: Biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, math, applied math, statistics.

Linda Dodson

Linda Dodson, Office Manager
ldodson@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Linda Dodson, as the office manager, is responsible for managing the News and Information accounts, including all billings and purchases.

University Photography

uphoto@uw.edu | 206-543-2518

University Photography is available for UW assignments on or off campus. We also can arrange studio shots. Please contact the office to discuss your photography needs and also to examine our large collection of archive images.