Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

Claire Caulfield is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat and audio producer for the Offshore podcast.

She previously worked at KJZZ 91.5 FM, the NPR station for Phoenix, Arizona, as a Morning Edition producer and reporter covering everything from the science of snails to medical marijuana policy.

In 2017 she directed a documentary on how widespread drinking water contamination affects low-income Americans and communities of color. “Troubled Water” went on to earn a number of awards, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy and a Webby award. She also produced and edited a documentary about the birth of southern gangster rap and its intersection with the criminal justice system of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

Her previous experience in community engagement constantly reminds her to focus on issues that readers care about and can dialogue with in a productive way. For Claire, this means reporting on climate change, contamination of natural resources and environmental justice.

Claire is a proud graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism where she filed stories on the 2016 election from New York City, Native American policy from the nation’s capital and community issues from downtown Phoenix.

If you want to talk about island issues or chat about your favorite podcasts, contact Claire at ccaulfield@civilbeat.org, (808)650-1134 or @CaulfieldCM.

Some ‘Reef-Safe’ Sunscreens May Not Be Safe After All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some ‘Reef-Safe’ Sunscreens May Not Be Safe After All

Mineral-based sunscreens are viewed as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical sunscreens, but could still be harmful in large concentrations.

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

Eight schools applied for funding under a new state law aimed at expanding campus composting programs, but the DOE awarded the grant money to an engineering firm instead.

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All Cyril Fluck/Flickr

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All

Fisherman celebrated the abundance of fish flocking near the shore after the flood, but scientists say the damage left some species unhealthier.