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News and media relations

Contact our staff for help telling your story via news releases and story tips for news media.

Using our services

For general media inquiries, please contact the University Communications main office at 608-262-3571.

To receive after-hours media relations or communications staff assistance, call 608-206-0310.

For media inquiries on public safety or crime, call UWPD at 608-264-COPS.

For media inquiries relating to UW Health or UW Hospital and Clinics, call UW Health Public Affairs at 608-263-5830.

-Inquires related to the entire UW System can be directed to UW System External Relations, 609-262-4464.

For specific questions about administrative, research or academic topics, please consult our list of media relations staff and their areas of expertise.

The UW–Madison Experts Guide offers journalists the expertise of faculty and staff at one of the nation’s leading research universities.

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.

For faculty and staff who have story ideas or have been contacted by media and would like support, please e-mail

For specialized media-training opportunities, contact training coordinator John Lucas at 608-262-8287.