UAB’s Office of Media Relations is staffed by former reporters whose goal is to work with journalists to produce the best possible news story. All reporters are required to be escorted by UAB Media Relations in a building on campus. Contact us for access to all UAB sources, including those within the UAB Health System.
During normal business hours, call 205-934-3884.
After hours, call 205-934-3411 and page the media relations specialist on call.
For a complete list of media relations specialists, go here.
To learn more about the UAB News Studio, go here.
For hospital and clinic interviews
Permission and a signed HIPAA patient consent form are required prior to interviews with UAB patients. Patient condition requests will be answered as soon as possible.
Arts at UAB
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center hosts some of the world’s top performers. Upon arrival, ask for the house manager so that crews can be escorted to the best vantage points. No flashes or lights. Photographers are only permitted to tape the first 5-10 minutes of a performance.
When news breaks, the UAB News Studio can quickly connect UAB experts with national broadcast and cable outlets anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Located on UAB’s campus in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Southside, the UAB News Studio can transmit live or pre-recorded interviews through a fiber optic video circuit through the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) to the Encompass Communications teleport in Atlanta. From there it is patchable to national fiber networks through Vyvx, AT&T and T-Systems international fiber network. An ISDN line is available for radio interviews.
Staffed with former news producers, reporters and photographers, our team can shoot HD interviews and supporting b-roll out in the field and feed to you through our fiber connection.
To book the UAB News Studio, contact
o. (205) 934-8939
c. (205) 612-7028
Or, call Media Relations at 205-934-3886
Studio landline: 205-975-3192
IFB phone: 205-975-3190
PL/Director line: 205-975-3191
For technical assistance at the BJCC, call 205-458-8846
For UAB faculty, students and staff
The UAB News Studio is used exclusively to deliver UAB sources to the broadcast news media.
It is located in Room 354 of the Administration Building on 20th Ave. South.
If you are contacted by the news media who would like to use the studio, please direct them to the numbers above.
If you are interested in media training or have an idea for a story, please contact Media Relations at 205-934-3887.