Media Advisory - Verizon Wireless Media Contact Information

WHAT: Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, will host a news conference on Friday, January 7, 2005, to announce an exclusive new wireless service for consumers. For media interested in covering this news and learning how it will affect consumers in your area, please contact the appropriate person below.


Northeast AreaHoward Waterman 973-656-7370

New EnglandJ. Abra Degbor 781-481-1314 617-620-0394

Upstate New YorkJohn O'Malley 585-321-7264 585-261-5899

New York MetroDavid Samberg 845-365-7212 914-329-5429

Washington, Baltimore and VirginiaJohn Johnson 240-568-1429 410-382-5032

PhiladelphiaSheldon Jones 215-638-5668 215-219-8890

South Area Sheryl Sellaway 678-339-5564

Greater Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama Gulf Coast & Eastern FloridaSheryl Sellaway 678-339-5564

North Carolina, South Carolina and TennesseeCarly Culbertson 864-987-2006

Alabama and GeorgiaCaran Smith 678-339-4891

Texas (except Houston), Oklahoma and Northern LouisianaJimmy Duvall 972-444-5515

FloridaChuck Hamby 813-615-4803

West AreaJan Morris 949-286-8150

Latino Public Relations, West Area Carlos Giron949-286-8194

Northern California, Southern California and Nevada (except Las Vegas) Ken Muché 949-286-8193

Arizona, El Paso, Las Vegas, New Mexico and Southern Utah Jenny Weaver 480-763-6321

Hawaii, Oregon, Northern Idaho and Washington Georgia Taylor 425-603-2894

Colorado, Southern Idaho, Northern Utah, Wyoming and MontanaBob Kelley303-694-8990

Midwest AreaDavid Clevenger 847-619-4291

Illinois and WisconsinCarolyn Schamberger 847-204-4282

Michigan, Indiana and KentuckyMichelle Gilbert 248-914-3680

Kansas and MissouriCheryl Bini Armbrecht314-920-3680

Ohio, Central Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and West VirginiaLaura Merritt 614-560-2605

North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and NebraskaKaren Smith 763-595-2511

National Jeffrey Nelson (Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications) 908-306-4824917-968-9175

Brenda Raney (Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications) 908-306-4834

Nancy Stark (Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications) 908-306-6762

Kelly Crummey (Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless) 617-520-7263 617-921-8089

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at