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The Virginia Tech Media Relations team works to connect university communicators, faculty, and campus newsmakers with the media. This includes serving as the primary resource for media inquiries and outreach; distributing news releases and stories featured on VTx; building relationships with regional and national media; producing on-camera and radio interviews in the Media Relations Broadcast Studio; coordinating press conferences; publishing and pitching media advisories and expert commentary; and maintaining the @vtnews Twitter account.

Reporters can subscribe to Virginia Tech's VTx Daily, sent daily Monday through Friday throughout the year. The email is a service of the Office of University Relations to inform students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and the broader community of current campus news and events. 

Our studio
Virginia Tech's television and radio studio can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news agencies, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studio, but video transmitted by LTN Global Communications may incur third-party fees. Zoom, Skype, and similar products are also available. Broadcast quality audio for radio is transmitted via ISDN, Comrex, smartphone recording, file sharing, and similar products. Contact Bill Foy or Jordan Fifer for more information.

Virginia Tech experts on a variety of subjects are available for media interviews related to COVID-19 and the pandemic. Click to view the frequently updated list.

Tracy Vosburgh, Senior Associate Vice President for University Relations, Virginia Tech Advancement.

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Tracy Vosburgh
Senior Associate Vice President
for University Relations

tracyv@vt.edu | 540-231-5396

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Michael Stowe
Senior Director of University Relations
mstowe@vt.edu | 540-231-2611

Shannon Andrea

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Shannon Andrea
Director of Communications, greater Washington., D.C. area
sandrea@vt.edu | 571-858-3262

Ceci Leonard, Media Relations Officer

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Ceci Leonard
Media Relations Officer
ceciliae@vt.edu | 540-357-2500

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Mark Owczarski
Associate Vice President of University Relations,
Chief Spokesperson

maowczar@vt.edu | 540-231-5223

Bill Foy

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Bill Foy
Media Relations Director
fwill55@vt.edu | 540-998-0288

Jordan Fifer

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Jordan Fifer
Media Relations Officer
jordanfifer@vt.edu | 540-231-6997

Communications Contacts