UNH Media Relations: Contact Us

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UNH Media Relations is located in the New England Center building on the UNH Durham campus.

15 Strafford Ave
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

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Contact Info


Erika Mantz, director
(603) 862-1567
(603) 969-7916 (cell)

Lori Wright, senior editor/writer
(603) 862-0574

Beth Potier, senior editor/writer
(603) 862-1566

Jody Record, Campus Journal editor
(603) 862-1462

Stephanie Weatherbee, administrative assistant
(603) 862-2494


Erika Mantz, director
(603) 969-7916 (cell)

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Media Relations Staff

Erika Mantz, director

Erika is director of Media Relations, and a member of the University Emergency Group and Durham: It's Where U Live. Before coming to UNH she worked as a police reporter, assistant editor of a weekly arts and entertainment magazine, and at New Hampshire Public Television. She spends her spare time singing with 199 other women in a women's chorus, reading, doing needlework and doting on Dexter, her miniature dachshund. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Syracuse. Follow Erika on Twitter @unhnews.

Lori Wright, senior editor and writer

Lori covers the research and activities of the College of Liberal Arts, and Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Prior to joining UNH, she served as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Texas, Florida and New Hampshire, a chief copy editor for an online financial news site, and a corporate communications specialist. In her spare time, Lori enjoys RVing with her husband, reading, sewing/quilting, and loving her two cats, Joe and Sam. She holds a bachelor's in journalism from Louisiana State University, a master's in political science from UNH, an MBA from Plymouth State University, and is currently working on her doctorate at UNH in higher education leadership and policy. Lori manages UNH's Social Science Twitter at @socialsci.

Beth Potier, senior editor and writer

Beth covers the activities of the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and the UNH Sustainability Academy. She came to UNH in 2005 from Harvard University's news office, where she was a writer for the Harvard University Gazette. Prior to Harvard, Beth worked in public television in Boston. In her spare time, Beth knits, skis, cycles and runs. She lives on the Seacoast with her husband and son. Beth tweets about UNH science and sustainability at @unhscience.

Jody Record, Campus Journal editor

Jody is the editor of Campus Journal, the faculty and staff newspaper at UNH. She has many years of experience as a journalist, most recently working for more than a decade as a correspondent with the Union Leader. She has worked for both print newspapers and online publications, and has extensively covered the university community. In her spare time, Record plays tennis, writes fiction, reads and travels. She graduated from UNH with a bachelor's degree in English/journalism. Her twin daughters also are recent graduates of the university. Jody maintains the Campus Journal Twitter feed at @unhcj.

Stephanie Weatherbee, administrative assistant

The staff of UNH Media Relations write and market stories about the university for state, regional and national media outlets (print, radio and television). We also produce the faculty/staff newsletter, Campus Journal.

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