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Arizona State University Media Relations & Strategic Communications works to help tell the stories of ASU and assist journalists by sharing the university's research, faculty expertise, student accomplishments and events. We know that your deadlines are important — they also matter to us. That’s why our media relations team is available 24/7 to help answer questions from journalists across the world.         

Office hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Arizona Time, Monday–Friday
Office-hours line: (480) 965-3502 
After-hours line: (480) 727-0772
Our team

Katie Paquet

Vice President

Jay Thorne

Assistant Vice President

Chris Fiscus

Assistant Vice President

Skip Derra


Jerry Gonzalez

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: ASU Police Department; Military/Veterans; Crisis/Rapid Response; Mexico & Spanish Media; Public records requests

Joseph Caspermeyer

Media Relations Manager
Beats: Natural Sciences; Department of Physics; School of Earth and Space Exploration; School of Life Sciences; School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; School of Molecular Sciences; health care and bioscience research

Suzanne Wilson

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts; Department of English; Hugh Downs School of Human Communication; Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; School of Social Transformation; T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics; School of Politics and Global Studies; School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership; School of Transborder Studies; Global Sport Institute; Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; Project Humanities

Nikai Salcido

Media Relations Officer
Beats: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions; School of Social Work; School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; School of Public Affairs; Morrison Institute of Public Policy; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation; Admission; Enrollment; Financial Aid; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; ASU Art Museum; Biomimicry Center

Theresa Grant

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Adam Wolfe

Police Information Officer
Beats: ASU Police Department

Steve Filmer

Media Relations Manager
Beats: The Biodesign Institute; The Institute of Human Origins; School of Human Evolution and Social Change; School of Earth and Space Exploration; Global Futures Laboratory; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Annie DeGraw

Strategic Communications Manager
Beats: Devils in the Details; ASU Prep/ASU Digital; Cintana; ASU in LA; Student life; Educational outreach; American Indian studies; community college partnerships

Jimena Garrison

Media Relations Officer
Beats: ASU in DC; Devils in the Details; Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law; W. P. Carey School of Business