Claire Trageser is a multimedia journalist with more than a decade of experience writing and producing in-depth content. Since 2012, she’s worked as an investigative reporter at KPBS, where she produces podcasts, as well as coverage for radio, television, and the web. In addition, she produces freelance stories for national outlets, including NPR, National Geographic, Elle, Marie Claire, Runner's World, and Travel + Leisure. Claire currently lives with her husband, son, and dog Kima in San Diego and trains for marathons in her free time.

• 10+ years of experience working as a journalist
• Named Journalist of the Year 2020 by the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists
• Won the Sunshine Award in 2021 from the Society of Professional Journalists
• Won a Golden Mike Award in 2020
• Former president of the Society of Professional Journalists (San Diego chapter)
• Received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley
• Received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Reed College

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