Media Contacts

Community Relations Office - Tallahassee
Susan Smith, Director
850-488-4676

Assistant Director of Community Relations Katie Purcell 850-488-9386
Deputy Press Secretary Wendy Dial 850-488-9477
Habitat and Species Conservation Carli Segelson 386-754-6255
Hunting and Game Management Tony Young 850-488-7867
Law Enforcement Lauren McCormack 850-617-9521
Marine Fisheries Management Amanda Nalley 850-487-0554
Freshwater Fisheries Management Bob Wattendorf 850-488-0331

Regional Offices

Northwest (Panama City) Bekah Nelson 850-767-3619
North Central (Lake City) Karen Parker 386-758-0525
Northeast (Ocala) Greg Workman 352-620-7335
Southwest (Lakeland) Gary Morse 863-648-3200
South (West Palm Beach) Liz Barraco 561-882-5709 
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
(St. Petersburg)
Brandon Basino 727-896-8626

 

After Hours

Reporters needing to reach FWC media staff after normal business hours can call one of the following regional communications centers:

Northwest (Panama City) 850-245-7716
North Central (Lake City) 904-359-3883
Northeast (Ocala) 407-275-4150
Southwest (Lakeland) 813-558-5050
South (West Palm Beach) 561-357-4200
Miami 305-470-6863

To contact Tallahassee media staff after hours, send a message with your name, affiliation and telephone number to Media@MyFWC.com, and someone will call you back.



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