Claire Purnell

Claire Purnell started as a multimedia journalist with News13 in January 2023.

Claire graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in December 2022 with a bachelor of arts in journalism and a minor in Spanish. Claire spent the summer of 2022 participating in a CU global seminar where she lived with a host family in Barcelona and studied Spanish language and culture.

Claire is from Louisville, Kentucky, but moved to Michigan during her last two years of high school to train at an elite figure skating center before hanging up her skates and pursuing her love of journalism at CU.

During her time at CU Boulder, Claire wrote for The Bold CU, a school editorial, and interned at KGNU, a local community radio station. On the side, Claire taught classes at Shred415, CorePower Yoga and the university recreation center.

Claire is very excited to live by the beach for the first time. She plans to spend her down time by the ocean. In addition, she can be found discovering any local coffee shops, playing with dogs, FaceTiming her dogs at home, working out and reading.

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