Communications--Andrew Cauthen

Andrew L. Cauthen III is the chief communications officer for the Office of the CEO of DeKalb County Government.  


Cauthen is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience covering municipal, county and state government, as well as education, crime and courts in South Carolina and Georgia.


Prior to joining DeKalb County, Cauthen rose through the ranks of The Champion, DeKalb ’s legal organ, serving as news editor and managing editor.  Cauthen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Clemson University and has been a resident of DeKalb County resident for more than 20 years, where he resides with his wife Deanna and daughter Adrianna. 

Departmental Summary – Communications

The DeKalb County Communications Department is responsible for ensuring transparency and building trust between the county and all constituents, including residents and employees, through the dissemination of timely, accurate and dependable information. The department manages all internal and external communications, including message development, issues management, style standards, news releases, advertising, editorials, publications, social and digital media, website content, photography and ceremonial documents. 

The department operates the county’s award-winning television station, DCTV 23, on Comcast channel 23.

Communications coordinates and fulfills Georgia Open Records Act requests from the media.