Russell Behrmann, a reporter and producer for KTVX, Channel 4, for more than five years, has been appointed public information officer for the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, according to David W. Adams, executive director.

He replaces Heather Barney who becomes the public information officer for the Utah Department of Business Regulation.Adams said Behrmann will be in charge of all information dissemination from the the department to the public and news media. Berhmann has been in the broadcast journalism profession for 11 years.