Media Team

Our hospital and research media teams are available to assist with news inquiries involving Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians, patients and programs, as well as clinical trials, basic research programs and expert medical commentary. Please contact anyone from the media relations department listed below.

Hospital Media Team


Lorenzo Benet
Director, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-4823
lbenet@chla.usc.edu


Marlen Bugarin
Associate Director, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-5567
mbugarin@chla.usc.edu


Owen Lei
Sr. Public Information Officer, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-8433
olei@chla.usc.edu

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Monica Rizzo
Sr. Public Information Officer/Project Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-5745
mrizzo@chla.usc.edu

Lauren Song
Lauren Song
Media Relations Specialist/Project Leader
Phone: 323-361-3614
lasong@chla.usc.edu

 

Research Media Contact


Ellin Kavanagh
Director, Research Communications
Phone: 323-361-8505
ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu