TBI welcomes new press officer in West Tennessee
TBI welcomes new press officer in West Tennessee


JACKSON – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch has appointed an experienced communications and journalism expert as the agency’s new press secretary for the 21 counties in the western part of the state.

Kim Wheeler joined TBI on July 1 after previously serving as Public Affairs Manager with the Memphis Police Department. Wheeler also brings more than 25 years of experience in television newsrooms in Memphis and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

“I am excited to join the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as the West Region Public Information Officer,” said Wheeler. “I look forward to working closely with community leaders, law enforcement, the media and the citizens of West Tennessee.”

At TBI, Wheeler will be based in the Bureau’s offices in Jackson and Memphis, where she will be responsible for media and public relations, internal communications, social media and a variety of special projects.

“We are excited to have Kim on our team,” said TBI Director David Rausch. “During her interviews, she has consistently impressed us with her vision for the job and her enthusiasm to help us tell our story. We are pleased to welcome her to our already strong public affairs team.”

Josh DeVine and Susan Niland will continue to oversee TBI’s Middle East and East regions from TBI’s headquarters in Nashville. Leslie Earhart will assume similar responsibilities for TBI’s Upper East region from the agency’s offices in Knoxville and Johnson City.

About TBI
Since 1980, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been the state’s independent, premier law enforcement agency. Every day, TBI’s more than 700 employees focus on the agency’s core values ​​of truth, courage and integrity. They provide a variety of advanced criminal and drug investigation, forensics and criminal justice services to support local, state and federal law enforcement partners and fulfill the agency’s promise: “So that guilt does not escape and innocence does not suffer.” For more information about TBI, visit online. You can also reach the agency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TBInvestigation.

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By Liam