Claire Buchanan

Morning Edition Producer

Claire earned a B.A. and M.A. in communication from Northern Illinois University. She joined WNIJ in 2018 as All Things Considered producer. That shift didn't start early enough, though, so now Claire comes in before the sun to produce Morning Edition. In that role, she gets to help put the news on air and online every weekday morning. Outside of WNIJ, Claire likes to spend time reading, doing yoga, and snacking. Claire and her husband have two beloved cats named Mr. Business and Izzy.

Claire Buchanan

Last year in mid-March, staff at WNIJ left behind studios and desks at the station for blanket forts and kitchen tables at home. Claire Buchanan brings us this reflection, one year later:

CB: Hi, I’m Claire. I’m the Morning Edition producer here at WNIJ. You’ve probably heard me on the air from time to time, but most of what I do is away from the mics. And for the past year, I’ve been doing that from my house. A full year in, I like to think I’m kind of a work from home expert. But I recently checked in with a veteran of the lifestyle to see if I have anything left to learn.