Public Information Specialist
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Effective: March 18, 2013
Ms. Cristen Rensel has joined the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Public Information Office as a Public Information Specialist. Her primary responsibilities will be as a media liaison, as well as assisting with agency award ceremonies and promoting special events.
Ms. Rensel will be working in the Sheriff’s Public Information Office with Sgt. David DiSano and Cecilia Barreda.
Ms. Rensel’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office commenced Monday, March 18, 2013.
Ms. Rensel brings a diverse background to the Sheriff’s Public Information Office, having worked with both the news media and law enforcement over the past 7 years.
Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Rensel worked as a Video Journalist and Desk Assistant with CNN Turner Broadcasting and as an Associate Producer with WOFL, Fox 35 News. She has also worked as a Child Protective Investigator with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. While in college, she was a general assignment intern with WTSP, Channel 10 News and WFTS, ABC Action News, supporting Investigative Reporter, Jackie Callaway.
Cristen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and a Master of Public Administration from Keller Graduate School at Devry University.