Chuck Finder

Executive Director, Media Relations

After 31 years in Pittsburgh and 30 years in the newspaper business, I have transitioned.


This long-ago graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia returns to the state to lead a talented team of professionals in promoting the university’s efforts via media relations. I arrived here after helping to share news and information about the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University. Before that, I spent three decades with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, though also dabbled as a contributor to numerous outlets — ranging from the former St. Louis-based institution The Sporting News to The New York Times. I once subbed for The Washington Post’s reporter covering a Washington Federals game in the soon-to-be-defunct United States Football League; people know David Remnick better today as a Pulitzer Prize-winning magazine writer and editor of The New Yorker.

The stories of Washington University — its faculty, students, research, intellectual capacity, thought leadership, innovation and more — will be well told through our team of senior news directors, whose contact information also can be found on these pages.