Media Contacts

If you are a working journalist who is covering the Republican National Convention, the following individuals are available to answer your questions regarding Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and preparation as the host city. If you are writing a story about Cleveland, are on deadline and need an immediate response, please call (216) 875-6777.

Please Note – Credentials
The Host Committee is not involved in the assignment and distribution of media credentials. Inquiries regarding media credential applications or availability will not be returned.

Media Hotels
Questions about hotels for media should be directed to

Host Committee – Out-of-Market Media

Emily Lauer, Sr. Director of PR, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee and Destination Cleveland 216-875-6628 (w) 216-224-3624 (c)

Eileen Korey, Media Relations Manager, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee 216-470-8737 (c)

Host Committee – Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Media

Jennifer Kramer, Sr. Communications Manager, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee and Destination Cleveland 216-875-6635 (w) 216-534-6479 (c)

City of Cleveland – Mayor’s Office Inquiries

All media inquiries for the City of Cleveland – including questions about demonstrations and security – should be sent to

Cuyahoga County – Executive Office Inquiries

Cuyahoga County Executive Office
Mary Louise Madigan, Director of Communications
216-698-2521 (w) 216-210-4712 (c)