The Public Information Office is responsible for the timely dissemination of information about the City of Newport Beach to the news media and community. The division oversees media relations, community outreach and communication activities for the departments within Newport Beach City Hall and works closely with the public information officers in the City’s Police, Fire and Library Departments.

The Public Information Office also manages operations and oversees all programming for NBTV, the City’s government access cable TV channel (shown on Spectrum 3 and Cox 852). NBTV produces original programs, airs City Council and Planning Commission meetings, and contains a community bulletin board. NBTV programming can also be viewed through the City website.

The City is active on many social media platforms. We welcome you to engage with us.

Media Contacts

For media inquiries, requests for interviews and/or to confirm information,
please contact the below listed City staff. 
Citywide* 

Tara Finnigan

949-644-3035
 
100 Civic Center Drive, Bay 2E 
Fire 

Kevin Tiscareno

949-644-3113  100 Civic Center Drive, Bay 2B 
Library & Cultural Arts*   

Katherine Mielke

949-717-3816  1000 Avocado Drive 
Police 

Heather Rangel  

949-644-3662  870 Santa Barbara Drive 

 *The Public Information Office and the Library Department is staffed Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Friday until 4:30 p.m. These offices are closed on weekends and holidays unless there is a significant community event or a critical incident. Routine media inquiries after hours will be answered on the next business day.

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