Investigative journalist Claire St. Amant is the host of the true crime podcast, Final Days on Earth and the author of the upcoming memoir, Killer Story, to be released in 2025 by BenBella Books.
St. Amant developed and produced stories for CBS News and is credited on over 20 episodes of 48 Hours, including 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 won a New York Press Club award for her work on “Bringing a Nation Together,” a special report on the 2016 Dallas Police shooting, which was also nominated for an Emmy in breaking news.
In 2019, St. Amant began contributing to 60 Minutes, with “The Ranger and The Serial Killer.”
She built her unconventional career one story at a time, rising up through local media to national television, a network podcast, and her latest project, a tell-all memoir about true crime TV.
St. Amant got her start at People Newspapers in Dallas, where she earned her first of two Philbin Awards for excellence in legal reporting. She was a founding editor of the popular daily news site CultureMap Dallas, and her investigative series on a faked home invasion led to a new career at CBS News.
A graduate of Baylor University and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, St. Amant is a native Texan who is always on the hunt for her next adventure. She loves few things more than a good story and a long run, though her husband and son are notable exceptions.