For News Media: Working With Us
General media inquiries:
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The UW–Madison Experts Guide offers journalists the expertise of faculty and staff at one of the nation’s leading research universities.
University Communications staff help reporters get the information they need on a wide range of research, learning and outreach topics across the university. Listed below are media relations staff and their areas of expertise:
John Lucas, executive director, 608-262-8287
Topics: Breaking news, campus operations, public safety, general student life or administrative issues.
Chris Barncard, science, 608-890-0465
Topics: Engineering, energy, UW Arboretum, computer sciences, mathematics, psychology, Global Health Institute.
Susannah Brooks, student life, arts and humanities 608-262-3846
Topics: Arts and humanities, including English, music, art, theater, philosophy, and women’s studies. Student affairs, climate and diversity, student health, volunteerism and service learning and libraries.
Greg Bump, administration, 608-890-2166
Topics: Administration, personnel issues, legal affairs, state and federal relations, admissions and enrollment management, housing, journalism and mass communications, political science.
Terry Devitt, science, 608-262-8282
Topics: Scientific research, including astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, geography, geology, life sciences, mathematics, physics, primate research, research museums and zoology; also UW–Madison’s primary contact on stem cell research.
Käri Knutson, professional schools and social sciences/administration, 608-265-9870
Topics: Business, law, education, human ecology, history, capital projects, physical plant, campus facilities, transportation, construction and building projects.
Meredith McGlone, director of news and media relations, 608-263-7523
Topics: Breaking news, campus operations, faculty experts, media access to campus, public safety, public records requests.
David Tenenbaum, science and entrepreneurship, 608-265-8549
Topics: The Why Files, technology transfer, botany, geoscience, forest and wildlife ecology.
Kelly April Tyrrell, science, 608-262-9772
Topics: Anthropology, atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, geography, geosciences, physics, zoology, environment, conservation and sustainability
Broadcast, video and photography
If you are a radio or television reporter or producer, or an advertising agency or production company with a specific request regarding matters such as permission to film in campus locations, please contact broadcast specialist Peter Kleppin at 608-262-8292.
If you have photography needs or are inquiring about available high-resolution images, please contact senior photographer Jeff Miller at 608-262-0067.