Welcome to NOAA Communications

Your source for public affairs contacts, NOAA experts, 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, digital and 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 NOAA.gov.

Media contacts

NOAA Headquarters


NOAA Office of Communications

Washington, D.C.

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

* For weather-related questions, requests, please see NOAA's National Weather Service contact list in the section below.

Lori Arguelles, Director

Scott Smullen, Deputy Director

Tom DiLiberto, Public Affairs Specialist

Jasmine Blackwell, Public Affairs Specialist


NOAA Weather


National Weather Service

National Press Office for Weather

Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000

Maureen O'Leary, 301-427-9000

Michael Musher, 301-427-9000

Team inbox: NWS.PA@noaa.gov

National Hurricane Center

Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific

Maria Torres


NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Includes NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal outlooks, drought, climate prediction, El Nino and La Nina

Erica Grow Cei


Storm Prediction Center

Norman, Oklahoma.
Severe storms, tornadoes, storm chasing

Keli Pirtle


Space Weather Prediction Center

Boulder, Colorado.
Solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, auroras

Erica Grow Cei


NOAA Satellites


National Environmental Satellite and Information Service

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

John Leslie - 301-713-0214

John Bateman - 301-713-9604

NOAA Fisheries


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, law enforcement, and ocean fishing regulations.

Katie Wagner, 443-458-8480

James Miller, 202-579-4845

Team inbox: NMFS.PA@noaa.gov 


Alaska Region

(Juneau, Alaska)

Julie Fair907-586-7032 

Maggie Mooney-Seus206-526-4348

Greater Atlantic Region

(Gloucester, Massachusetts)

Andrea Gomez, 916-813-1097

Teri Frady508-495-2239

West Coast Region

Michael Milstein, offsite link offsite link503-231-6268 (Portland, Oregon)

Southeast Region 

(St. Petersburg, Florida)

Allison Garrett, 727-551-5707  

Pacific Islands Region 


Stefanie Gutierrez, 808-725-5020

Shanelle Naone, 808-725-5735

NOAA Ocean & Coasts


National Ocean Service

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

Kim Rodgers, 771-233-3988

Douglas Jessmer, 727-282-5493

Team inbox: oceanservicepress@noaa.gov

NOAA Research


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

NOAA's research activities related to climate, weather, polar, ocean, and coastal research, tsunamis, ocean acidification, global monitoring and observation.

Monica Allen, 202-379-6693

Alison Gillespie, 202-713-6644

NOAA Ocean Exploration

NOAA's center for activities to explore and better understand the oceans. 

Monica Allen, 202-379-6693

Emily Crum, 843-481-5975

Earth System Research Laboratories

Atmospheric science, climate change, ozone depletion, weather, air quality.

Theo Stein, 970-236-8598
(Boulder, Colorado) 

National Severe Storms Laboratory

Weather radar, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, damaging winds, hail and winter weather.

Keli Pirtle

NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations


Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA ship and aircraft operations.

Jonathan Shannon (Aircraft), 863-267-1867

Keeley Belva (Ships), 240-463-3114

David Hall, (NOAA Corps), 301-427-7761