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NOAA media contacts, story resources and more

Need an expert, an image, an important statistic or a compelling earth science story? NOAA Communications (@NOAAComms) is here to help. Our staff of public affairs and digital media specialists work with news producers, print reporters, photojournalists, videographers, bloggers and others on behalf of NOAA's diverse scientific mission areas. 

We also engage the public, stakeholders and partners in the U.S. and abroad through social media and our newly redesigned

See these resources and contact information that follows:

Media contacts 

NOAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

For interviews with NOAA leadership and information on policy issues, budget and legislation

Ciaran Clayton, Director
Scott Smullen, Deputy Director

NOAA National Environmental Satellite and Information Service

Satellite images, satellite operations, environmental data, historical weather and climate data

John Leslie, 301-713-0214
Connie Barclay, 301-713-7331

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Sustainable fisheries (commercial and recreational fishing), protected resources (whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles), endangered species, habitat, aquaculture, international fishing and marine mammal issues, seafood inspection, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act and ocean fishing regulations

Main Number: 301-427-8003

John Ewald, 301-427-8029
Jennie Lyons, 301-427-8013
Kate Brogan, 301-427-8030

Alaska Region (Juneau, Alaska)

Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032

Maggie Mooney-Seus, 206-526-4348

Greater Atlantic Region (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

Jennifer Goebel, 978-281-9175
Teri Frady, 508-495-2239
Shelley Dawicki, 508-495-2378

West Coast Region

Michael Milstein, 503-231-6268 (Portland, Oregon)
Jim Milbury, 562-980-4006 (Long Beach, California)

Southeast Region (St. Petersburg, Florida)

Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707
Allison Garrett, 727-551-5707

Pacific Islands Region (Honolulu, Hawaii) Michelle Mansker, 808-725-5005
Chesapeake Bay Office (Annapolis, Maryland) Kim Couranz, 410-267-5673
Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement 
(Silver Spring, Maryland)
Allyson Rogers, 301-427-8255

NOAA National Ocean Service

Coral reefs, coastal resource management, estuarine research reserves, harmful algal blooms, hazardous spill response and restoration, marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, nautical charts, ocean observing systems, and tides and water levels

Ben Sherman, 301-713-3066
Keeley Belva, 301-713-3066

NOAA National Weather Service

Weather Service Public Affairs
Severe weather, NOAA Weather Radio, Weather Safety
Regional weather contacts

Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000
Maureen O'Leary, 301-427-9000

Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma.
Severe storms, tornadoes, fire weather outlooks, storm chasing
Keli Pirtle, 405-325-6933
National Hurricane Center
Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific
Dennis Feltgen, 305-229-4404
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Includes NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal outlooks, drought, climate prediction, El Niño and La Niña
Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, auroras

NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Climate, weather, polar, ocean, and coastal research, tsunamis, ocean acidification, global monitoring and observation. Monica Allen, 301-734-1123
Office of Ocean Exploration
NOAA's center for new activities to explore and better understand the oceans. 
Monica Allen, 301-734-1123
Earth System Research Laboratory
Atmospheric science, climate change, ozone depletion, weather, air quality.
Theo Stein, 303-497-6288
(Boulder, Colorado) 

NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

Research ships and aircraft, NOAA Corps David Hall, 301-713-7671