Who We Are

The Office of Public Affairs represents the Catholic Bishops of the United States to the media and the media to the bishops. Responsibilities include preparing and distributing statements and other resources for the media, arranging for interviews with bishops and staff of the USCCB, organizing press conferences, responding to media queries and credentialing media for coverage of such events as the bishops' annual meetings. As one of the offices within the Department of Communications, Public Affairs is under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, James Rogers.

The media contact for the USCCB is Chieko Noguchi, Executive Director of Public Affairs. Please email (media-relations@usccb.org) with the details of your media request or call 202.541.3200. Non-media callers may call  202.541.3000 for assistance.


Chieko Noguchi, Executive Director of Public Affairs
Hannah Dell, Liaison for Diocesan Communications
Kendall McLaren, Communications Associate