Media resources

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) media contacts are listed below along with links to WDFW social media accounts.

Visit the newsroom for news releases, blog posts, and agency, Director, and Fish and Wildlife Commission statements.

Media Contacts

Communications Division
Office: 360-902-2250

Sam Montgomery
Communications Division Manager
Cell: 360-688-0721

Ben Anderson
Columbia basin fisheries, non-salmon fisheries and hatcheries, shellfish, Western Native Trout Initiative, seals and sea lions
Cell: 360-480-4465

Jennifer Becar
Wildlife, birds, whales, hunter education, hunting regulations, threatened and endangered species, climate change
Cell: 564-669-0850

Eryn Couch
WDFW-managed lands & water access areas; habitat restoration & protection; southern resident killer whales; recreation
Cell: 360-890-6604

Becky Elder - On leave until spring 2023, please contact communications@dfw.wa.gov or 360-902-2250
WDFW Police, enforcement issues, poaching, public safety response 

Chase Gunnell
Seattle area media inquiries, North Puget Sound region (Region 4) issues, aquatic invasive species including European green crab emergency
Cell: 360-704-0258

Staci Lehman
Wolves and Eastern Washington issues (Regions 1, 2, and 3)
Cell: 509-710-4511

Mark Yuasa
Saltwater fisheries, coastal steelhead, salmon hatcheries, fishing regulations
Cell: 360-338-5494

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