Dave Ottalini

Senior Communications Manager

College/University: B.A. & M.A. Pepperdine University; M.A. American University

301-405-1321 2200F Knight Hall

David Ottalini is the senior communications manager for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. A broadcast journalist at the local and national (CNN) levels for some 25 years, he came to the University of Maryland in 2002 and the Merrill College in 2013. Ottalini manages the Merrill College website as well as all communications efforts in Knight Hall. He is the point of contact for media looking for interviews with faculty experts, ISDN feeds or live TV interviews from UMTV.