Senior Media Editor
Claire Atkinson is an experienced print and TV journalist focused on the intersection of media, technology, politics and entertainment. She has spent the past three years at NBC News as Senior Media Editor, providing up-to-the minute daily news coverage to its various outlets. Atkinson hosted and produced a Q&A with established and emerging Hollywood talent about the plight of women filmmakers at the height of the MeToo movement. She has appeared as a guest expert on “Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC, “Stay Tuned,” and Quibi’s “The Report,” on topics as varied as telecom mergers; how fake news hurts stocks and political advertising in the Super Bowl. She also interviewed Ivan Duque, the President of Colombia about his efforts to combat climate change and develop tourism in the country. Before joining NBC News, she was the senior media reporter on the business desk at the New York Post, part of News Corporation. During her seven year stint at the tabloid, she filed daily columns from the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Lions Festival in France, and the annual Allen & Company media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Atkinson also appeared on Fox Business Network to discuss media deals. She scored several front page scoops. Prior to that, she was business editor at Broadcasting & Cable, and a media editor at Advertising Age, Hollywood Reporter and PR Week. Her freelance credits include The New York Times business and travel sections; Variety and The Guardian and The Independent in the UK. Early in her career, Atkinson traveled to Eastern Europe and Russia documenting the emerging commercial TV and film market after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Atkinson is a graduate of Leeds University in the UK and is a member of the New York Chapter of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. She currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey with her daughter.