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

Margaret Ekam, Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications  919-825-2768

Kirsten Barber, Digital Media Manager  919-825-2628

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

Charlotte Woolard, Communications Officer/Victim Compensation Services, Governor's Crime Commission   919-733-5027 

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  828-330-3230


Affiliated Agencies

Anjanette Grube, Public Information Director, State Bureau of Investigation  980-781-3049

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

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

CPT Patrick Montandon, Media Relations/N.C. National Guard 919-612-5061

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