Tony LaRoche

Tony LaRoche joined the University of Rhode Island’s Marketing and Communications team in July 2018 after 30 years as a reporter and editor in the newspaper industry, including 22 years at The Providence Journal, where he was named Desk Editor of the Year in 2003. A URI graduate in journalism, he developed his passion for newspapers at the University’s student paper, The Good 5 Cent Cigar. Returning to URI, he brings years of experience in the workings of local media and a journalist’s ear for a good story. 

As a public information officer, Tony strives to bring those good URI stories to a larger audience, writing press releases for local and national distribution about the achievements of faculty and students and upcoming events, focusing on the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Business. He also handles media inquiries seeking University experts; compiles the daily roundup of URI-related news in national and regional media outlets; writes internal communications for the University community; edits colleagues’ releases; and works with communications interns.

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