Media Relations

Media Inquiries

  • Please refer local and regional media inquiries and interview requests to Emily Innes ( or 540-458-8471).
  • Refer national and international media inquiries and interview requests to Drewry Sackett ( or 540-458-8459).

Media Assistance

  • Contact Emily Innes, Assistant Director of Constituent Communications, ( or 540-458-8471) for:
    • Promotion of on-campus events to the campus community and local/regional media
    • Promotion of faculty, staff and student news, announcements, and accomplishments on The Columns, and to local, regional and hometown media
    • Requests to be added to the Daily News Brief distribution
  • Contact Drewry Sackett, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, ( or 540-458-8459) for:
    • Editing and placing op-eds
    • Requesting media training or assistance in preparing for media interviews
    • Pitching news stories to national and trade media
    • Guidance on media relations, and crisis, reputational or other communication issues