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

Kate Brogan,  Public Affairs Specialist

(202) 482-6090

NOAA Weather

National Weather Service

National Press Office for Weather

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


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

Jasmine Blackwell


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

Maureen O'Leary


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

Lauren Gaches, 202-740-8314

Katie Wagner, 443-458-8480

Team inbox: NMFS.PA@noaa.gov 

Julie Fair, 907-586-7032 
Maggie Mooney-Seus, 206-526-4348

Allison Ferreria, 978-281-9103
Teri Frady, 508-495-2239
Shelley Dawicki, 508-495-2378

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

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

Stefanie Gutierrez, 808-725-5020
Ingrid Biedron, 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 sanctuaries offsite linknautical charts offsite link, ocean observing systems, and tides and water levels

Jennie Lyons, 202-603-9372

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, 301-734-1123

Office of Ocean Exploration offsite link

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

Monica Allen, 301-734-1123

Earth System Research Laboratory offsite link

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

Theo Stein, 303-497-6288
(Boulder, Colorado) 

NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations

Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

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

David Hall, 301-713-7671
Jonathan Shannon, 863-267-1867