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.