Claire Smith is a pioneering, female sports journalist who has been covering baseball for more than three decades, including seven years as a national baseball writer and columnist for The New York Times. She has covered baseball for ESPN since 2007.
Smith visited the college on Feb. 21, 2018 as part of the CJC Great Storytellers series. She shares stories about her craft and her life, as an African-American, female sportswriter, with players, officials, owners, Major League Baseball and fellow journalists. She is interviewed by Journalism lecturer Herbert Lowe.