Claire St. Amant is the host of the true crime podcast, Final Days on Earth.
St. Amant previously 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.
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- The Game of LifeI’ve been playing organized sports since I was in elementary school. And it’s true what they say: It’s way more fun when you win. The youngest of three children, I’ve always had a competitive nature, and athletics seemed like a… Read More »The Game of Life
- Brian Timpone is Killing JournalismIn the June 29 episode of This American Life, Journatic founder Brian Timpone posits that his sweatshop media company, which farms out “local reporting” to the Philippines and Eastern Europe, is saving journalism. He’s so far off base that I almost… Read More »Brian Timpone is Killing Journalism
- A Comment on CommentsAs a writer, one of my my favorite byproducts of an article is discourse. Good writing should make people think and prompt intelligent debate. But in the age of anonymous commenters, this seems like an unattainable goal. For whatever reason,… Read More »A Comment on Comments