Claire got her start with North Country Public Radio in upstate New York. She worked for her hometown station nearly two years as a digital and broadcast general assignments reporter while earning her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia.
In 2015, Claire worked as a congressional correspondent with Talk Radio News Service in D.C., covering the 2016 presidential primary campaigns. After that, she backpacked through eight European countries with her recorder before relocating to Boulder, Colo. in pursuit of a career in public media.
Claire has always been fascinated with nonfiction stories – as much as she loves Vonnegut, fiction always seemed too fantastical. Interviewing Syrians traveling to Germany while traveling abroad was affirmation that she wanted to make a career out of radio journalism.
Last year, she produced stories that aired on KGNU Community Radio’s Morning Magazine, copy edited with Boulder Weekly and contributed concert and album reviews to BolderBeat. This year, Claire is elated to be the arts and culture reporter for Aspen Public Radio.
Growing up a competitive figure skater gave her the sharp edge necessary for covering the arts. Hours of on ice training allowed her to explore connections between music and performance through the physical aspects of artistic creativity.
Before getting her start in radio journalism, Claire was active in theater departments at St. Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam and Community Performance Series as a performer and scene painter. She studied vocal performance for three years at the Crane School of Music.
When Claire isn’t in the studio she can be found at a show, in the woods or the occasional outdoor ice rink.