Interviewing Jason Jaffray of the Winnipeg Jets

Vancouver born and Calgary raised, Claire attended the University of British Columbia and majored in Political Science and International Relations, and then went on to earn her Masters of Management in Business in 2010.  

A walk on redshirt to the UBC Varsity Volleyball team, Claire was cut in her 2nd year at UBC, however through hard work and dogged self belief, earned a spot on the roster in her 3rd year. That year (2008), the team went on to earn its first CIS National Championship in 30yrs and Claire was named "Player of the Game" in the Championship game.  UBC then went on to earn 2 more National Championships in 2009 & 2010 with Claire, and Claire was named Canada West Libero of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and CIS National Libero of the Year in 2010. She then went on to have a career with the Canadian Women's National Volleyball team from 2009-2013 and compete in tournaments such as the 2010 Pan Am Cup, the 2010 Norceca Championships, and the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara. 

 

In conjunction with her volleyball career, Claire had an avid interest in broadcasting and media. In 2009, she wrote a weekly column, "Athlete of the Week" for the UBC Student paper, the Ubyssey. She frequently did colour-commentary for the Men's Varsity volleyball games minutes after she herself finished playing. In 2011-2012 alongside competing for the Women's National Volleyball team, she successfully pitched an idea to CanadaWest.tv to do sideline interviews during live Webcasts. Claire conducted interviews with hockey, basketball, volleyball and track & field athletes competing at the University of Manitoba for CanadaWest.tv.   

Competing for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds

Competing for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds

 

 

Claire has worked as a communications officer/in-house broadcaster for the Canadian Olympic Committee at the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. She also did communications work with CBC at the Sochi Olympics.  

She was nominated as one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 in 2014 for her TV mini series which aired nationally on Shaw Cablesystems, "Road to Russia", featuring Canadian athletes preparing for the Sochi Olympics. She then landed her first full time job in broadcasting as a Sports Anchor and Reporter in Lloydminster, AB for Newcap Television, where she worked from September 2014 to April 2015. 

Claire has since worked as a live on location TV Host and Producer with Dinner Television in Edmonton, on CitvTV. She is currently working as a sports reporter and anchor with Global Television in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.