Claire St. Amant

Baylor University: B.A. Professional Writing, Journalism Minor
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 as a Dallas-based contractor. Cover breaking national 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

2017-2018 Season: Three shows already aired, several more in production. “Operation Murder” (producer; 10/14/17). “Storm of Suspicion” (field producer; 10/28/17). “Taken Away” (development producer; 11/18/17).

2016-2017 Season: Five shows. “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 in the field, 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