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For the Media

The Virginia Tech Media Relations team works to connect 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 our news site; 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 X (formerly Twitter) and @VirginiaTech_News Instagram accounts.

Reporters can subscribe to Virginia Tech's Monday-Friday email, a service 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 via a variety of digital transmission methods to networks, news agencies, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff. The university does not charge for its use. Email mediarelations@vt.edu or call Shannon Andrea at 703-399-9494 for more information and to book a university guest.

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Tracy Vosburgh
Vice President of 
Communications and Marketing

tracyv@vt.edu | 540-231-5396

Portrait of Mark Owczarski

Mark Owczarski
Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing,
Chief Spokesperson

maowczar@vt.edu | 540-231-5223

Portrait of Michael Stowe

Michael Stowe
Senior Director and Executive Editor of Communications and Marketing
mstowe@vt.edu | 540-231-2611

Photo of a woman (Shannon Andrea)

Shannon Andrea
Director of Media Relations and D.C. area communications
sandrea@vt.edu | 703-399-9494

Not sure who to contact? Email mediarelations@vt.edu and a member of our team will be glad to help.

Unit and College Communications Contacts

  • TBA, Director of Communications and Marketing
    aad.vt.edu
  • Lexi Clatterbuck, Manager of Communications 
    lexi17@vt.edu |
    ictas.vt.edu
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Senior design mentor and Ph.D. student Amrita Chakraborty (at left) works with undergraduate electrical and computer engineering students in Virginia Tech's clean room. Photo by Luke Hayes for Virginia Tech.