For Journalists

Resources for journalists covering stories about the 91社区.

Media Contacts

The media relations team in University Communications and Marketing works with journalists on behalf of the 91社区 to:

  • Coordinate major university announcements
  • Distribute press releases and media advisories
  • Respond to requests for information
  • Facilitate interviews with the USF President or members of the USF Board of Trustees
  • Identify sources for faculty expert interviews
  • Deliver official university statements
  • Handle public records requests from media outlets

Please contact Althea Johnson in UCM for assistance with your story, or select a media contact from one of the areas listed below.

Primary media contact
Althea Johnson, Director of Media Relations
Main: 813-974-1665
Cell: 305-495-0306

Additional media contact
Kevin Watler, Media Relations Manager
Cell: 407-267-8402

USF Health media contact
Sarah Worth, Associate Director of Communications
Main: 813-928-0861

*USF Health consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.
Additional information may be found at

USF Athletics media contact
Brian Siegrist, Associate Director of Athletics / Communications
Main: 813-974-4086

University Police media contact
Mike Lavelle, Public Information Representative
Main: 813-974-3568
Cell: 813-255-4520 

Sarasota-Manatee campus media contact
Marc Masferrer, Communications and Media Relations Manager

St. Petersburg campus media contact
Carrie O'Brion, Director of Marketing and Communications
Main: 727-873-4452
Cell: 727-698-2611