The Catholic University of America

Media Relations

Whether you’re a television producer pursuing a story about Catholic University, a print reporter searching for an expert or an online news producer seeking comment on a topic in the news, the Office of Marketing and Communications is available to help.

The office produces and distributes news releases, calendar items, tip sheets, and feature articles about University events, programs, research, and honors.

News is posted daily on the University’s website. News releases and media advisories are archived. University news also can be followed by following CUANews on Twitter and or The Catholic University of America on Facebook.

Expert commentary

Marketing and communications staff can help identify potential sources within the University community and arrange media interviews with CUA faculty, staff, and students.

Catholic University offers unmatched expertise on Catholic Church history, doctrine, and teaching. Educators and researchers also can speak on topical issues from urban planning to the presidency to energy issues.

Our experts are available to comment on their areas of research and offer analysis on current events. A University Experts database is searchable by topic, last name or academic department. A complete list of faculty experts and a list of foreign language speakers also are available.

To request an interview, please submit an Interview Request Form, or call one of the contacts listed in the right column of this page.

Members of the University community are regularly quoted by the media. Press mentions are highlighted in CUA in the Media.

CUA Facts and Policies

For details about the University, check out Campus Facts.

Please note: Catholic University is on private property. News crews and photographers must obtain permission from the Office of Marketing and Communications before entering campus. (View a map of campus property.)

Press parking: Metered parking is available near the main University entrance off Michigan Avenue, Northeast D.C. Free three-hour public parking is available along Harewood Road, Northeast D.C. Contact the Office of Marketing and Communications for access to University parking lots.


Media Contacts

Elise Italiano
Executive Director of University Communications

Katie Lee
Director of Communications
202-319-5600 or

Mary McCarthy
Media Relations Specialist

After-hours media contact
Elise Italiano
Executive Director of University Communications



B15 Marist Hall
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Father O’Connell Hall
Fourth Floor
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Main Office

Phone: 202-319-5600
fax: 202-319-4440

Getting here

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Office Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday