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Claire Heddles

Reporter & AJI Fellow

Claire was born in France and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She got her start in news at The Advocate magazine and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with a scholarship from NLGJA: The National Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists. She also has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and minor in economics from Azusa Pacific University. Claire has interned for NPR’s national desk, and her reporting has appeared on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” In recent years, Claire has covered local government and education at NPR member stations in East Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida.