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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 / diversity in tech. "Dummy reporter" - POTUS. coconnor@forbes.com

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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 — 19,768 followers, 24,075 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

RT @rgay: It's amazing how sensitive men are online. If they spent a day online as a woman they might not survive it.

Jul 26, 2017

RT @BreeNewsome: *whispering* his entire presidency is a culture war. he was elected to reinforce oppression. but i'll let y'all car…

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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.