Claire St. Amant

  • Baylor University
  • B.A. Professional Writing, minor in Journalism
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Notable Publications
  • “What happened to Dammion Heard?” CBS News, August 17, 2015
  • “Reporter uncovers bizarre story behind Texas murder” CBS News, May 2, 2014
  • “The making of the Keller black widow: Did Michele Williams get away with murder?” CultureMap Dallas Oct. 31, 2013
  • “The ESD Sex Scandal: How an exclusive private school tried to make an ugly problem disappear”
    D Magazine Oct. 2011
  • “Fine misused judicial rule in death penalty statement” Houston Chronicle. March 12, 2010
  • “With Starr at the helm, will Baylor gain or lose?” Houston Chronicle. Feb. 18, 2010
  • “Ukraine Election: ‘An Allergy to Politics’,” Houston Chronicle. Feb. 7, 2010
  • “Not your Father’s Peace Corps,” Wall Street Journal. Aug. 21, 2009
  • “Walking in the Virtual Streets.” New York Times Magazine Online. Oct. 2007
Work Experience
  • Texas field producer, CBS News 48 Hours (Nov. 2014-present)
  • Managing editor, CultureMap Dallas (August 2012-Nov. 2014)
  • Assistant managing editor, People Newspapers (January 2012-July 2012)
  • Staff writer, People Newspapers (July 2010-December 2011)
  • Manuscript editing for author Tony Hartl (Spring 2010)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Ukraine (Sept. 2008- Dec. 2009)
Honors and Awards
  • Editor & Publisher‘s 25 Under 35 (2012)
  • Dallas Bar Association Stephen Philbin Award for excellence in online legal reporting (2014) (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Skills and Languages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Proficient in InDesign, Microsoft Suite, Mac and PC usage
  • Functional in Ukrainian and Spanish
  • Middle School Coach, Bridge Lacrosse (2011-2012)
  • Youth Mentor, Communities and Schools Program (2007-2008)