fccShannon Gilson, director of cabinet communications at the White House, has moved to the Federal Communications Commission as communications director and head of the office of media relations.

Gilson replaces Tammy Sun, who left the FCC post in September to become partnerships manager for app developer Evernote in Silcon Valley.

Gilson, who was a special assistant to President Barack Obama, was previously at the Dept. of Commerce and a 2008 Obama campaign regional communications director.

She was previously a PR advisor to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Earlier, she was a reporter at Pacifica News Network and senior editor at Rubin Postaer and Associates.