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Contact Media Relations

Office of Media Relations
701 S. Nedderman Drive
Box 19116
Arlington, TX 76019

Phone: 817-272-2761
Fax: 817-272-2755
Location: 421 Davis Hall

The Office of Media Relations is responsible for proactively communicating news and information regarding the University’s achievements, faculty research, academic programs and events to the local, regional, national and international news media. We encourage faculty members and senior administrators to interact with the news media regarding their areas of expertise.

Employees who are contacted directly by the news media about University business should refer the inquiry to University Communications - Office of Media Relations at 817-272-2761, or to the University’s official spokes-person, Bridget Lewis:

Bridget Lewis
Assistant Director for Media Relations
Office: 817-272-3317, Cell: 214-577-9094, Email:

Media Relations Staff

Bridget Lewis

Bridget Lewis

Assistant Director for Media Relations
Office:817-272-3317, Cell:214-577-9094

University spokesperson. Responsibilities include College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, School of Social Work, University College, Student Affairs, UTA Libraries and Student Veteran Services.

Herb Booth

Herb Booth

Assistant Director for Media Relations
Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214-546-1082

Responsibilities include College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, UT Arlington Research Institute, Center for Innovation and related divisions.

Louisa Kellie

Louisa Kellie

Assistant Director for Research Communications
Office:817‑272‑0864, cell:817-524-8926

Responsibilities include a wide range of research communications initiatives, from story identification and media placements to content development in support of UTA's research efforts.

Lekan Oguntoyinbo

Lekan Oguntoyinbo

Assistant Director for Health Communications
Office:817‑272‑2292, Cell:313-719-0464

Responsibilities include a wide range of communications initiatives focused on conveying achievements of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, its students, faculty and alumni.

Hillary Green

Hillary Green

Coordinator of Social Media

Responsibilities include creating, editing and posting content to The University of Texas at Arlington's official social media sites, as well as monitoring and measuring engagement with key stakeholders.

Submit a news story idea to Media Relations


What do we do?

  • Position UTA, its students and faculty, in the news to enhance the visibility and reputation of the University.
  • Identify and actively promote potential news stories that reinforce the academic, research and community service missions of UTA.
  • Identify faculty experts as sources for media interviews, prepare them if needed and connect them with reporters, editors and producers.
  • Publish and distribute news releases about significant University developments, research activity and student and faculty achievements.
  • Collaborate with partner institutions to develop and distribute news releases.

What is news?

  • Something new.
  • Breakthrough discoveries and innovation.
  • Major grants, philanthropic gifts, new UTA partnerships with business.
  • Interesting students, faculty and researchers.
  • Faculty experts who comment on issue of the day.

We do not produce

  • Advertising and advertorial copy.
  • Web content for University departments or divisions.
  • Departmental newsletter content.
  • Graphics, art or logos.

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