Media Contacts

Communications Office

Phone: 919-733-5027 

Communications officers are available to provide media assistance during normal working hours, Monday-Friday 8-5. All calls/emails received after-hours that are non-emergency-related will be reviewed on the next working day.

For incidents requiring timely response, an on-call Communications Officer is available for after normal business hours, weekends and holidays. You may call the Communications Office main line and follow the prompts to reach the on-call person. They will respond as promptly as possible for inquiries deemed emergency in nature.    

Jody Donaldson, Director  919-436-3146

Clyde Roper, Deputy Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations  919-436-3140

Kirsten Barber, Deputy Director, Communications and Digital Media  919-825-2628

Brian Haines, Communications Officer/Emergency Management  919-825-2390

Charlotte Woolard, Communications Officer/Governor's Crime Commission, Office of Violence Prevention, Victim Compensation Services  984-303-7835 

Laura HouriganCommunications Officer/State Capitol Police, Private Protective Services Board, Law Enforcement Support Services  919-436-3147

Matt Debnam, Communications Officer/Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  919-436-3026

First Sgt. Christopher Knox, Public Information Officer/State Highway Patrol  984-349-6577

Sgt. Marcus Bethea, Public Information Officer/State Highway Patrol  984-349-6577

Special Agent William Happoldt, Public Information Officer/Alcohol Law Enforcement  919-733-4060 


Affiliated Agencies

Bridget Munger, Communications Director, North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) 984-212-1052

Lt. Col. Ellis Parks, Director of Public Affairs / N.C. National Guard 984-664-6244

Jeff Strickland, Public Affairs Director/Alcoholic Beverage Commission 919-779-8344