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Kan. transportation agency names new spokeswoman

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A former photojournalist for The Topeka Capital-Journal is the new public information officer for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

KDOT said in a release Thursday that Ann Williamson replaces current spokesman Steve Swartz, who is becoming the agency's chief of public affairs. Swartz is a former editor at The Capital-Journal.

Williamson's duties at KDOT will involve working with reporters and producing material for the agency's website and social media sites.

Williamson joined The Capital-Journal in 2002 as a photojournalist. She previously worked at newspapers in Wichita and in Montana, Indiana, Alabama and North Dakota.

She is a graduate of the University of Montana.