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Clare O'Connor

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New York, New York
Staff Writer — Forbes
Covers:  entrepreneurs, retail, consumer news, fashion tech, the next big thing, big box stores, startups, e-commerce
Doesn't Cover: finance, markets

Staff writer at @Forbes, mostly covering women entrepreneurs and diversity/sexism in tech. Bermudian 🇧🇲 Tip me securely - link below. DM for Signal #

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Biography

I'm a staff writer at Forbes, where until recently I chased the super-rich for our Forbes 400 and World's Billionaires lists. Now I'm covering the consumer economy, writing about the big personalities reinventing retail. Before Forbes, I worked as a news reporter in the UK and my home country of ...

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@Clare_OC — 20,879 followers, 382 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

RT @allison_pugh: "I wasn't running for office. I wasn't trying to be on a reality show. I was just a girl who left somewhere." Turni…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @siobhannyc: Opinion | Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill  https://nyti.ms/2jz2RmU 

Nov 17, 2017

@JasonShen Hey Jason! Thanks for reading and sharing. I could've been clearer on that point. He invested $10m for launch marketing. Since then he has invested many, many millions more.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I interned at the Mid-Ocean News in my home country of Bermuda during summer + winter breaks from Penn. There was no internet on my computer.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

William Boot in Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop', without question.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

coconnor at forbes dot com.

Awards

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - Business Profile
Shortlisted as one of three finalists for the SPJ Deadline Club Award for best business profile for Undercover Billionaire, my 2012 Forbes cover story on Spanx inventor Sara Blakely.