The media relations and communications teams of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are available to assist reporters with stories, photos, video and interviews with physicians, caregivers, faculty or students.

For reporters without access to the debate, Cleveland Clinic is at capacity for on-campus stand-up locations. Space has been limited due to COVID-19 precautions and ongoing patient care at our hospital.

Alternative locations may be available off-campus. Destination Cleveland and University Circle can assist with requests.

A daily email is anticipated to start on September 24 and will include B-roll of the debate building, its set-up process, and interviews from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. Email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the distribution list.

Case Western Reserve University has faculty members available to provide insight on a variety of topics.

Cleveland Clinic media relations department can help connect you with experts who can comment on a range of topics.

Media Credentials

Media credential applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Presidential Debate, being hosted in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29. The deadline to apply for credentials is Friday, September 4, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Capacity will be limited to follow county, state and CDC guidelines for health, safety and social distancing.

For health and safety reasons, the indoor media filing center will be limited to seated media only (no booths or spin alley). Outdoor stand-ups will be available but limited to one position per outlet with limited crews stationed 8 feet apart.

Media Contacts

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University Media Relations: 216.368.4207
Case Western Reserve University Media Request Email: [email protected]

Bill Lubinger
Associate Vice President of Media Relations
216.870.0962
[email protected]

Daniel Robison
Assistant Director of Media Relations
502.592.7158 or 216.368.6515
[email protected]

Colin McEwen
Senior Media Relations Specialist
330.808.0836
[email protected]

Mike Scott
Senior Media Relations Specialist
440.823.9243
[email protected]

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Media Relations: 216.444.0141
Cleveland Clinic Media Request Email
: [email protected]

Angie Kiska
Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Public and Media Relations
216.312.9170
[email protected]

Angela Smith
Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
216.318.6632
[email protected]

Katrina Healy
Senior Manager, Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
216.386.0955
[email protected]

Alicia Reale Cooney
Senior Manager, Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
216.408.7444
[email protected]