UW News

Welcome to the UW News office

Email | 206-543-2580

UW News
Box 351207
Seattle, WA 98195

The UW News office 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 UW School of Medicine, call 206-543-3620.


Victor Balta

 

Victor Balta, senior director for media relations / University Spokesperson
balta@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Contact for central-administration issues.


Michelle Ma

 

Michelle Ma, associate director
mcma@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Fisheries, forestry, Puget Sound, marine policy, Friday Harbor Laboratories, urban horticulture.


Hannah Hickey

 

Hannah Hickey, senior public information officer
hickeyh@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Atmospheric science, oceanography, polar science, climate change, weather, geology, seismology.


Peter Kelley

 

Peter Kelley, public information officer
kellep@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Writes campus stories of faculty — and staff — achievements, honors and other news of note.


James Urton

 

James Urton, public information officer
jurton@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Departments of biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering; the Clean Energy Institute; the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute; the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems; the eScience Institute.


Kim Eckart

 

Kim Eckart, public information officer
keckart@uw.edu
| 206-543-2580

Departments of psychology; sociology; anthropology; speech and hearing sciences; geography; gender, women and sexuality studies; American ethnic studies; American Indian studies; political science. Schools of social work, law and public policy and governance. Colleges of education and built environments..


Jackson Holtz

 

Jackson Holtz, public information officer
jjholtz@uw.edu
| 206-543-2580

General assignment, covering major university initiatives and programs, UW administration; also economics, business, communications, arts, humanities, history and world affairs


Sarah McQuate

 

Sarah McQuate, public information officer
smcquate@uw.edu
| 206-543-2580

Information School and the following engineering departments: Aeronautics and astronautics, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, human-centered design, industrial and systems engineering.


Jake Ellison

 

Jake Ellison, public information officer
jbe3@uw.edu
| 206-543-2580

Schools of nursing, public health, dentistry, pharmacy and the Population Health Initiative.


Kiyomi Taguchi

 

Kiyomi Taguchi, videographer
ktaguchi@uw.edu
| 206-543-2580

Kiyomi illustrates the office’s stories with videos, both for our purposes and for use by external media.


Rebecca Gourley

 

Rebecca Gourley, digital content producer
rgourley@uw.edu | 206-543-2580

Rebecca tracks news coverage of the UW and produces the daily UW Today email, in addition to managing the @uwnews Twitter account, UW News Facebook page and UW News website.

 


UW Medicine Newsroom

mediarelations@uw.edu | 206-543-3620

The central media relations office for UW Medicine responds to journalists’ requests for interviews with topic experts and spokespersons, background information, fact-checking, patient condition reports, records requests, filming access, official statements and disaster communications. This group covers all entities of UW Medicine, and a variety of research institutes and service programs. Learn more at newsroom.uw.edu.