(WIBW) - A veteran member of the 13 News team is leaving television but remaining in Topeka.
Reporter and anchor Suzie Gilbert has accepted a position as communications director for the City of Topeka. She'll work with City Manager Jim Colson and serve as the primary contact for media inquiries. Colson says she also will direct internal and external communications, social media, web presence and City4 operations.
“Suzie is bright, energetic and has a highly developed skill set," Colson said in a news release announcing the hire. "She has a lot to offer as Communications Director, and I look forward to working with her to progress the goals of the City Communications Department.”
Current communications director Dave Bevens is taking on a new role in public works.
Gilbert started at WIBW-TV in January 2010. She starts her position with the city October 29th.
Gilbert says she looks forward to spreading the message about the good things happening in the Capital City.