Multimedia Enterprise Reporter
Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS and inewsource. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and uncovered downtown property owners who are owed thousands of dollars by the city.
Before coming to KPBS, Claire worked as a reporter for The San Diego Daily Transcript and City News Service and was a contributor to Voice of San Diego. She studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, before deciding to change her career path from science to journalism. Claire earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan. During graduate school, she interned at The Denver Post and The Seattle P-I and began freelancing for magazines like Marie Claire and Runner's World.
Claire is a social media addict and trains for marathons in her free time.