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Media Relations is staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main number is (510) 642-3734.  In case of an after-hours campus emergency, the UC Berkeley Police Department at (510) 642-6760 will help you locate one of us.

Below is contact information for the Media Relations staff that is organized by general "beat" categories. Specific topics and/or departments on campus are covered by different members of the Media Relations team. Click here for a more detailed beat list of media relations staff by subject specialties.

For breaking news and issues involving campus administration, community affairs, labor, protests, public records requests and UC police, please contact the Strategic Communications team in the Office of Public Affairs at (510) 642-3734.

Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Roqua Montez
(510) 642-3591

Arts and humanities/Business and economics/Education/Politics and policy
Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651

Broadcast media
Roxanne Makasdjian
(510) 642-6051


Robert Sanders
(510) 643-6998

Brett Israel
(510) 643-7741

Social sciences/Student life/Ethnic studies
Yasmin Anwar
(510) 643-7944