Meet Claire Cudahy: Welcome Tahoe Daily Tribune’s newest member to the community
Claire Cudahy, new to the Tribune team, will cover all things news spanning South Shore breaking news, governmental entities, elections, environment, crime, business — the list goes on.
Learn more about her via this Q-and-A below:
Why are you a journalist?
For the money. Just kidding. I’m a journalist because I have a passion for writing and sharing what’s going on — the good and the bad — in my community. But if I’m really getting introspective, I think I’m here today thanks to my librarian mother who always brought home books, magazines and newspapers for me. It was a love affair that started at a young age.
What excites you about the Tahoe Daily Tribune?
Tahoe excites me, plain and simple. I’m so lucky to live in this beautiful mountain town, but beyond that, lucky to spend my day discovering what goes on here, whether it’s hearing both sides of the argument for a certain controversial road project or details on the latest local farm-to-table event.
Where did you come from?
I came to Tahoe by way of Canada where I spent two years working at The Northern Sun News in Red Lake, Ontario. I grew up in Kansas City and ultimately made my way out west for school at Santa Clara University in the Bay Area. After graduation I lived in Tahoe before a stint in Greece, writing my way through the travels.
How will you approach news coverage, recognizing that Tahoe’s South Shore offers a unique coverage zone (straddling two states, two counties, a traditional community and a destination resort market)?
Covering news on the South Shore means keeping tabs on what’s happening on both sides of the state line and understanding that the readership comes from near and far. It’s about striking a balance with coverage and making sure to hear all sides of the story.
What do you do for fun?
If I’m not in the kitchen making jam or attempting a new culinary creation, you can find me up in the mountains with my dog and a camera around my neck.
How should readers contact you?
Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call (503-542-8002) if you have a scoop or a story idea — or just want to chat about what’s going on in Tahoe!