About Claire

Claire McInerny is an education reporter at KUT, covering schools in the Austin, Texas area. 

Previously, she was an education reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, a statewide network of reporters focused on in depth reporting in Indiana for all NPR and PBS member stations. 

She's filed stories for NPR and written pieces for the NPR Ed and NPR Politics blogs. She also contributed to national NPR projects like the plunge into school funding. She's worked as a newscaster and producer for two local talk shows. She was a 2016 fellow for the Institute for Justice in Journalism, where she produced stories about Indiana's English learners in rural areas. She won an Edward R. Murrow award for that series.

In 2018 she was a fellow for the Education Writer’s Association, which allowed her to produce a radio documentary on Austin’s achievement gap.