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Claire St. Amant


Baylor University: B.A. Professional Writing, Journalism Minor

Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Work Experience

Field Producer, CBS News “48 Hours” (Nov. 2014 to present): Develop and produce true crime, hour-long newsmagazine shows based in Dallas. Cover breaking national crime news in Texas for the network, including “CBS This Morning” and “The CBS Evening News.”

Managing Editor, Culture Map Dallas (Aug. 2012-Nov. 2014): Managed a team of staff and freelance writers for daily news website covering the city of Dallas. Specialized in investigative reporting, including an award-winning series on Michele Williams, aka “The Black Widow.” Developed into two episodes for “48 Hours” titled “Temptation in Texas” (5/3/14 and 9/3/16).

Assistant Managing Editor, People Newspapers (Jan. 2012-July 2012): Edited three weekly community newspapers and helped maintain newspaper websites. Originally hired as a staff writer before being promoted (July 2010-Dec. 2011).

Peace Corps Volunteer, Ukraine (Sept. 2008- Jan. 2010): Taught English as a foreign language in a village school and wrote about the experience for the Wall Street Journal. “Not your Father’s Peace Corps,” (Aug. 21, 2009).

Honors and Awards

Emmy Nomination, Field Producer, CBS News/48 Hours, “Bringing a Nation Together” (2017)

Editorial Board Member, Baylor Line Magazine (2016 to present)

Dallas Bar Association Stephen Philbin Awards for excellence in legal reporting (2014) (2012)

Editor & Publisher‘s 25 Under 35 (2012)

Notable Productions

2018-2019 Season:  “Dead Ringer” (producer 10/13/18). “Shape of a Killer” (field producer; 3/16/19). “Live To Tell: The Vendetta” (development producer; 4/13/19).

2017-2018 Season:  “Operation Murder” (producer; 10/14/17). “Storm of Suspicion” (field producer; 10/28/17). “Taken Away” (development producer; 11/18/17). “Murder on Red River” (development producer; 5/19/18).

2016-2017 Season: “Murder, Mortician, and the Movie” (field producer; 10/1/16). “Driven to Extremes” (field producer; 10/16/16). “Buried Truth” (producer; 11/12/16). “Innocence Lost” (field producer; 1/21/17). “Murder in the Mansion” (development producer; 5/13/17).

Skills and Languages
  • Developing and producing stories on tight deadlines, from the ground up
  • Experience handling sensitive topics and trauma victims
  • Location scouting; Managing shoot logistics and on-air talent
  • Functional in Ukrainian and Spanish