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News and Communications

For questions regarding Penn State Outreach units, media inquiries, or other public relations matters, call our main office number or contact a team member below. 

Main office phone: 814-865-7600

Dave Aneckstein
Director, News and Communications
Phone: 814-865-7600

Christie Black
Assistant Director, News and Communications
Phone: 814-863-2778
Beats: Nittany AI Alliance, Continuing Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Outreach Development, Penn State Center Philadelphia, Penn State Center Pittsburgh

Matt Caracappa
Manager, News and Communications
Phone: 814-863-0238
Beats: WPSU Penn State, Justice and Safety Institute, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Conferences and Institutes

Hilary Appelman
News and Communications Specialist
Phone: 814-863-0280
Beats: Outreach Social Media