Media Relations

The media relations team at USF St. Petersburg campus works with journalists on to:

  • Coordinate major campus announcements
  • Distribute press releases and media advisories
  • Respond to requests for information
  • Facilitate interviews with the USF St. Petersburg campus Regional Chancellor or members of the senior leadership team
  • Identify sources for faculty expert interviews
  • Deliver official campus statements
  • Handle public records requests from media outlets

Please contact Carrie O’Brion or Matthew Cimitile for assistance with your story, or select a media contact from one of the areas listed below.
Primary USF St. Petersburg campus Media Contact
Carrie O’Brion, Director of Marketing and Communications
Main: 727-873-4452
Cell: 727-698-2611

Additional USF St. Petersburg campus Media Contact
Matthew Cimitile, Communications Officer
Main: 727-873-4840
Cell: 813-368-9560

USF Tampa campus Media Contact
Adam Freeman, Director of Media Relations
Main: 813-974-9047
Cell: 813-404-3857

Additional USF Tampa campus Media Contact
Althea Paul, Media Relations Manager
Main: 813-974-1665
Cell: 305-495-0306

USF Sarasota - Manatee campus Media Contact
Shawn Ahearn, Director of Communications and Marketing