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Media Support for the Richmond, VA Region

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There are so many angles to explore within the Richmond region. We have art stories, history stories, food stories, craft beer stories….okay, you’re the media, so you get to decide the topic. And we’re here for you all the way, with connections to people to interview, hi-res images, footage, visits and basically anything else you need to write the Richmond story. Here’s who to contact: 

Public Relations Manager Erin Bagnell: ebagnell@visitrichmondva.com  804.783.7411

Travel Media Manager Meghan Gearino: mgearino@visitrichmondva.com 804.783.7430

Accolades

The James [River] forms a surprisingly rugged seven-mile central ribbon for a dedicated community of boaters, fishermen, bikers, and runners.” - Outside Magazine, “The Best River Towns in America” 

“An eclectic mix of Old South and fresh blood, the citizenry is knowledgeable and passionate about their city, and ready to share with you their bounty.” – Passport Magazine

Richmond is hardly lesser-known to Americans; however, it’s not often included in international street art roundups. It’s teeming with new murals.” Huffington Post, “The 17 Lesser-Known Cities You Should Visit To See Street Art

“Virginia’s capital, with its Civil War monuments, distinctive architecture, and intriguing galleries, has started to draw a cosmopolitan crowd.” - Travel + Leisure, “Best Places to Travel in 2016

“Chefs in this capital city with plenty of charm are now whipping up southern cuisine with a contemporary flair. Simultaneously, purveyors are rediscovering colonial-era Virginia ingredients like local peanuts, old-fashioned country ham, and seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. Those in the industry are also taking notice of their booming craft brewery scene.” –  National Geographic Traveler, “Where to Travel for Food in 2016

"With the James River as an anchor, Richmond reveals a stark natural beauty, that no matter the season, offers a distinctive urban charm and vibrancy." - The New York Times, "36 Hours in Richmond, Virginia"  

"Virginia's capital city combines genteel southern manners with a northern sensibility in a conflux of culture that can't quite be pigeonholed by geography or at any one point in history...Richmond is a city always half a step ahead of the zeitgeist." - Metrosource, "Out of the Cradle of the Confederacy, Richmond Shines Anew"

"...Richmond, Virginia: a complex, richly layered city - cultured and refined, yet hard-working and accessible..." - Food & Wine's FWx.com, "48 Wild Hours in Richmond with the Rappahannock Boys"

"In Richmond, even what is old now feels cool." - New York Daily News, "Richmond, Virginia is Transforming from Parochial to Cool, and One of the East Coast's Most Intriguing Cities"

"Virginia's capital has long been a destination for good grub, and in recent years, the dining scene has catapulted onto the national stage." - USA Today, "Made in Virginia: Flavors Only Found in Richmond"

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