Ken Whitehouse goes to work for Nashville DA

Ken Whitehouse, a former journalist and political operative who most recently worked for public relations firm DVL Seigenthaler, has been named director of research and media relations for Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk, according to the Tennessean.

Whitehouse makes $79,000 annually in the new position and started work Monday.

Whitehouse said he will work with media organizations and do research on how to help reduce recidivism in Nashville. Current spokeswoman Dorinda Carter will become the office’s primary contact for community groups, victim’s rights groups and other organizations. Carter earns about $85,000 annually, according to state salary data.

“I am excited to have someone with Ken’s experience, depth of knowledge and respect in the community join our staff as we continue to make Nashville a healthy and safer place to live,” Funk said Tuesday in a statement. “He and Dorinda will make a great team as they share the efforts and initiatives of this office throughout the city.”