Sheriff’s Office hires communications manager


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced last week the selection of Ashley Korslien as the department’s new communications manager.

Korslien is the first to fill the communications manager role, a newly created position in the Sheriff’s Office. The position is intended to increase the Sheriff’s Office’s effectiveness in communicating within the agency and with the community at large, according to a press release. In her position, Korslien will work closely with the Body Worn Camera team and Community Outreach programs, as well, according to the press release. She will work with a public information officer to give updates to the public through various sources, including the Sheriff’s Office website, news releases, press conferences, social media, interviews and videos, the press release stated.

According to a press release, Korslien has nearly 15 years of experience in communications, journalism and broadcasting and has spent the last 11 years working locally as an investigative reporter and news anchor at KGW-TV in Portland.

She graduated from the University of Montana and started her career as a public affairs intern with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in California before working in broadcast journalism in Great Falls, Montana, and Spokane, until joining KGW-TV in 2013.

According to the press release, Korslien has been nominated for several Emmys and received the Edward R. Murrow Award, which recognizes excellence in journalism and broadcasting, three times. She was also awarded the Montana Air National Guard’s Distinguished Patriot Medal and Award for Outstanding Journalism for her dedication to telling stories about military families, according to the press release.

“I am excited to have such a highly qualified professional in Ashley join the Clark County Sheriff’s Office team,” Sheriff John Horch said in the release. “Her passion and talent will only help our agency make better connections with the community.”

Korslien is set to join the Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 4.