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Santa Barbara County Gets New Public Health Officer

Santa Barbara County has a new County Public Health Officer, and it's somone who was already a familiar face in the region's medical community.

Dr. Henning Ansorg was appointed to the post this week.  Ansorg has been with the county since 2016, and most recently served as a Deputy Public Health Officer.

Ansorg grew up in Germany, but has been practicing in the United State for more than a decade.  

He replaces Dr. Charity Dean, who left last year to become Assistant Director of the State Department of Public Health.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.