One of the state’s best known TV reporters will replace the retired lead spokesman for Maine law enforcement.

Shannon Moss gives feedback to Waterville Senior High School senior Gabe Ferris during the 2019 Maine Student Film & Video Conference. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

News Center Maine reporter Shannon Moss has been hired to replace Steve McCausland, the voice of the Maine Department of Public Safety for more than three decades.

McCausland retired in June. During his career, he reported on more than 500 homicides, 500 fatal fires and thousands of car crashes. Since his retirement, the state police social media coordinator, Katy England, has filled the post.

News Center Maine announced Thursday that Moss will leave her job at the television station to take the position with the state.

“Shannon has taken a job with the the Maine Department of Public Safety as their new Public Information Officer, formerly held by Steve McCausland. It’s a job she is not only well-suited for but combines her passions of sharing information, keeping Maine safe, and aiding the relationship between law enforcement and the public,” News Center Maine reported on its website.

Moss has worked as a reporter in Maine for two decades.

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