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Destination DC PR Staff

Members of the media should contact the following Destination DC staff with questions.

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For hospitality related issues:
Robin McClain, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
(202) 789-7099
robin.mcclain [at] destinationdc.com

For local, business and meetings/conventions media:
Sarah Maciejewski, Director of Communications
(202) 789-7046
sarah.maciejewski [at] destinationdc.com

For local and domestic consumer media:
Kate Gibbs, Media Relations Manager
202) 789-7072
kate.gibbs [at] destinationdc.com

For international and travel trade media inquiries:
Alicia Malone, International Media Relations Manager
(202) 789-7053
alicia.malone [at] destinationdc.com

For b-roll, promotional footage and image requests:
Please send all requests with scope of project (note: b-roll and promotional videos are for non-profit use only) to Joe Arvis, marketing and communications assistant: joe.arvis [at] destinationdc.com.

For photos, please visit our high-res image gallery.

For advertising:
If you wish to submit media kits and ad schedules for our consideration, please email the materials to Torri Blunt, marketing manager: torri.blunt [at] destinationdc.com.

For Film Crews:
Destination DC works in conjunction with the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development to assist film crews developing travel and lifestyle-related programming featuring Washington, DC. For city permit applications, production resource guides, crew lists and more information on filming in Washington, DC visit film.dc.gov.

Permits are required to film on the National Mall and at other DC locations operated by the National Park Service. Note that tripods are not allowed in the interior spaces of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Please contact the National Park Service’s public affairs office at (202) 619-7225 to request a permit application.

In order to film on the grounds of the US Capitol, you must receive permission from the US Capitol Police. Contact the US Capitol Police Public Information Office at (202) 224-1677 for more information.

For photographers:
Professional photographers who wish to use a tripod on the National Mall or at other DC locations operated by the National Park Service must obtain a permit from the National Park Service. Call (202) 619-7225 to request an application. Tripods are allowed everywhere on the National Mall, with the exception of the interior spaces of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

Photographers who wish to use a tripod on the grounds of the US Capitol must obtain advance permission from the US Capitol Police. Contact the US Capitol Police Public Information Office at (202) 224-1677 for more information.