Bio

Claire St. Amant has worked for CBS News “48 Hours” since 2014. She has covered an assassination attempt on a judge in Austin, a serial killer in South Carolina, and a murder-for-hire sting on two doctors in Houston.

She was part of the breaking news team nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for “Bringing a Nation Together,” a special report on the Dallas Police shooting.

In 2019, she began contributing to “60 Minutes,” with “The Ranger and The Serial Killer.”

St. Amant has written for CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and D Magazine. She has earned many writing accolades, including two Dallas Bar Association Stephen Philbin Awards for excellence in legal reporting.

St. Amant got her start as a reporter at People Newspapers in Dallas, where she covered everything from cops and courts to education and real estate. She previously served as the managing editor for the popular daily news site CultureMap Dallas. Through her investigative reporting of a faked home invasion for CultureMap, St. Amant became an on-air consultant for 48 Hours in 2014, which led to a new career in television news as a producer.

A graduate of Baylor University and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, St. Amant is a native Texan who has also lived in South America and Eastern Europe. She credits surviving the Ukrainian winter to “This American Life” podcasts and synthetic wool socks. St. Amant loves few things more than a good story and a long run, though her husband and son are notable exceptions.