Gov. Gibbons names new press secretary

CARSON CITY -- Gov. Jim Gibbons today confirmed that Dan Burns is his new press secretary.

Burns, public information officer for the Department of Public Safety, spent more than 20 years as a television newsman in Las Vegas and Idaho before he went to work for the state.

Ben Kieckhefer, who has been the governor's press secretary since March, will take Burns' job at Public Safety.