For Media

The Department of Public Affairs handles all media inquiries from a variety of news outlets. We respond to media inquiries in a timely manner, aware of news reporters' deadlines.

Media Guidelines

  • Media must be accompanied by a Public Affairs staff member at all times. 
  • No patient information or images can be released without the signed consent of the parents or legal guardian.
  • To ensure patient safety, visiting media must have had a flu shot during the flu season. 

Contact Us

Public Affairs Main Line: 312.227.4600
Email:
publicaffairs@luriechildrens.org

To contact the team after hours, please call 312.227.4000 and have Public Affairs paged.


Team Members

Julie Pesch, Director, Public Affairs
312.227.4161
jpesch@luriechildrens.org 

Kathleen Keenan, Media & Communications
312.227.4262
kkeenan@luriechildrens.org 

Vita Lerman, Science Writer
312.227.4263
vlerman@luriechildrens.org 

Julianne Bardele, Content and Social Media Manager
312.227.4265
jbardele@luriechildrens.org