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

Marlen Bugarin
Associate Director, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-5567

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Monica Rizzo
Sr. Public Information Officer/Project Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 323-361-5745

Lauren Song
Lauren Song
Media Relations Specialist/Project Leader
Phone: 323-361-3614


Research Media Contact

Ellin Kavanagh
Director, Research Communications
Phone: 323-361-8505

Melinda Smith
Research Communications Specialist
Phone: 323-361-7236