Media contacts

Office of Strategic Communication staff connect media with UI sources, provide information about administrative and academic matters, and share the University of Iowa story.

Primary contacts

Anne Bassett, interim media relations manager

Tom Moore, university spokesperson and director of UI Health Care media relations

Coverage area: General university news, health care programs

Additional contacts and coverage area

Anne Bassett, writer

Coverage area: Students, Alumni and Administration
Includes: Division of Student Life, Student activities/accomplishments, Student Health/Wellness, Admissions and Financial Aid, Alumni, Administration, Honors, Center for Diversity and Enrichment

Tricia Brown, writer


Hayley Bruce, writer

Coverage area: Law, political science, and public policy
Includes: College of Law, Public Policy Center, Department of Political Science, Department of Public Safety, Military and Veteran Student Services, ROTC, National Advanced Driving Simulator, and related centers and institutes

Chris Clair, writer

Coverage area: Arts and humanities
Includes: English and writing programs, Languages, History, Geography, area studies, Music, Dance, Theater, Film, Hancher, Old Capitol Museum, Museum of Art, UI Libraries,

Sara Diedrich, writer

Coverage area: Behavioral, Social, Health Sciences
Includes: Psychology, Sociology, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health (CPH), Community & Behavioral Health (CPH), Occupational & Environmental Health (CPH)

Coverage area: Education, communication, and philanthropy
Includes: College of Education, K-12 initiatives, Pedagogy, Learning Outcomes, Communications and Journalism, International Programs, UI Foundation and Philanthropy

Richard Lewis, senior writer

Coverage area: Natural Sciences and the Environment
Includes: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Iowa Floor Center, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), Office of Sustainability, School of Urban and Regional Planning (Grad College) and Natural History Museum

Tom Snee, writer

Coverage area: Business and economic development
Includes: Tippie College of Business, Economics Department, Iowa Centers for Enterprise, UI Research Foundation, UI Research Park, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) and technology transfer and licensing

Andrea Zeek, writer

Coverage area: Engineering and technology, Education
Includes: College of Engineering, computer science and mathematics departments, Center for Computer-Aided Design, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research (IIHR), Optical Science & Technology Center