For Media

Media questions and requests about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be directed to, to our main office line (608) 262-6343 or to:

  • Tom Russell
  • Emily Kumlien

Tom Russell

Tom got his start as an editor at Campaigns and Elections Magazine in Washington, DC. Splitting time between the Midwest and Washington, he’s spent more than 20 years in government, public relations and political consulting.

Contact at:
(608) 828-6868

Emily Kumlien

Emily has been with the UW Health Media Relations team since 2014. Prior to coming to UW Health, she spent six years as a local TV news and sports reporter in Madison. She is a graduate of the journalism school at UW-Madison. Email or text is the best way to reach her in a timely manner.

Contact at:
(608) 516-9154