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Media Contacts

University Public Affairs helps Virginia Commonwealth University communicate with the general public by working with news media regionally, nationally and internationally, and by providing other communications services.

We are a 24-hour operation. For news emergencies call our main line at (804) 828-1231 or contact any of the individual staff members listed below.

University Public Affairs

Grace Street Center
912 West Grace Street
Box 842041
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2041
Phone: (804) 828-1231
Fax: (804) 828-2018
Email: vcunews@vcu.edu


For media inquiries, contact one of the University Public Affairs staff members below. The news topics they are responsible for are included with their listing.

Michael Porter

Michael R. Porter

Associate vice president for public affairs
Phone: (804) 828-7037
Email: mrporter@vcu.edu
Division of Community Engagement, Division of Student Affairs, Division for Inclusive Excellence

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Danielle Pierce

Danielle Pierce

Director of public relations, VCU Health
Phone: (804) 828-7028
Email: piercedm5@vcu.edu
VCU Health System

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Olivia Trani, Senior public relations specialist for research and science

Olivia Trani

Senior public relations specialist for research and science
Phone: (804) 827-0218
Email: tranio@vcu.edu
College of Health Professions, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy

Jayla Parker, Public relations coordinator

Jayla Parker

Public relations coordinator
Phone: (804) 828-0563
Email: parkerjr4@vcu.edu
VCU Health

Sara McCloskey, VCU Health News editor

Sara McCloskey

VCU Health news editor
Phone: (804) 828-0572
Email: mccloskeysl@vcu.edu
VCU Health