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

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

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 spokesperson Sana Syed at 817-272-5364 (office).

Media Relations Staff

Sana Syed

Sana Syed

Associate Vice President for University Communications
Office: 817-272-5364

University spokesperson and senior advisor to the Vice President for University Communications. Primary responsibilities include strategic communications, media relations, issues management, crisis communications, and liaising with the UT System Office of Public Affairs.

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.

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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