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Press Officers

CBP has spokespersons in Washington, D.C. and around the country to assist members of the working press. Our spokespersons address two major operational areas: ports of entry and between ports of entry (Border Patrol).

National Issues - HQ Press Officers

Michael Friel, Director of Media Division
Phone: (202) 344-1780
Jenny Burke, Press Secretary
Phone: (202) 344-1313
Erlinda Byrd, Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: (202) 344-1593
Jaime Ruiz, Northern/Coastal Branch Chief
Phone: (562) 980-3110
Jennifer Evanitsky, Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: (202) 344-1355

State Listings - Regional Press Officers

Public Affairs Specialist States Covered
(773) 894-2900 ext. 2850
Victor Brabble
(520) 519-7038
Robert Daniels
(520) 407-2389
Jacqueline Wasiluk
(619) 744-5245
California (Southern)
Ralph DeSio
(619) 216-4052
California (Southern)
Michelle Benson-Fuller
(207) 532-5644
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York (Buffalo)
Stephen Sapp
(215) 594-4117
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Norma Morfa
(305) 810-5178
Kris Grogan
(586) 239-2928
Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin
Michael Milne
(206) 553-6944 ext. 1936
Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington
Anthony Bucci
(646) 733-3275
New York (New York City)
Yolanda Choates
(713) 387-7360
Oklahoma, Texas (Dallas, Houston)
Jeffrey Quinones
(787) 607-2689
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Rick Pauza
(956) 753-1749
Texas (South)
Sara Melendez
(956) 764-3349
Texas (South)
Dennis Smith
(830) 778-7051
Texas (South, Hill Country)
Doug Mosier
(915) 834-8702
Texas (West), New Mexico
Melissa Maraj
(915) 834-8332
Texas (West), New Mexico
Roger Maier
(915) 730-7269
Texas (West), New Mexico