Claire Zillman is a Chicago-area native and currently works as a writer and reporter in New York City. She currently covers management, careers, and labor for Fortune.com, and is always on the hunt for stories about how decisions made in the C-suite impact the lives of everyday workers. She previously wrote about legal affairs and the courts for The American Lawyer magazine and its daily news sites. Zillman_Claire-3[1]

Prior to working as a reporter in New York City, Claire attended Syracuse University, where she earned degrees in newspaper journalism and history with a minor in political science and was named one of the top 12 students in her graduating class of 3,200. At SU, she attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and graduated summa cum laude and with honors. The Newhouse dean selected Claire as the school’s class marshal and its student commencement speaker. The SU history department awarded Claire its prize for outstanding distinction thesis for her thesis, “Transition of Blame: the Othering of AIDS from Homosexuals to Africans.” She also received the department’s Hotchkiss Prize for most outstanding graduating senior majoring in history.

In addition to journalism, Claire loves running, cooking, and the outdoors. The child of die-hard campers, Claire has visited 46 states—most by way of a minivan and a tent.

(Photo by Maggie Soladay)