John Quinney, Publisher and President
Former network news correspondent Claudia Marshall has rejoined the board of directors of The Charlotte News after stepping down as publisher and president in March last year. We are thrilled to be working with her again.
Claudia brings to the board a rich and varied background in journalism and fundraising. Her early career included hosting morning news broadcasts and managing news coverage at K-EARTH 101 radio in Los Angeles and at KXL radio in Portland, Oregon.
Claudia moved to New York City in the 90s to become a network news anchor at CBS News, then ABC News, broadcasting nationally on both radio and television. From 2001 to 2012 she hosted a morning drive-time talk and music radio show on National Public Radio’s flagship contemporary music station WFUV-FM at Fordham University in the Bronx, hosting live music events and interviewing leading names in music and the arts, from James Taylor and Lou Reed to Colson Whitehead and Peter Max.
Claudia has been recognized widely for her work: she has earned many local and national awards for reporting, writing, editing and producing, and she won a global award for investigative journalism for her work uncovering widespread pesticide poisoning in southern California in the 90s.
Since 2012, when she moved to Vermont, Claudia has worked as an on-air fundraiser for Vermont PBS, produced and reported lifestyle and feature segments for VPR News, North Country Public Radio and the Burlington Free Press, and created, hosted and produced “Soul Shindig” for Farm Fresh Radio, 102.9 FM. Claudia also worked for three years as the Director of Good Works and Public Relations at Gardener’s Supply Company in Burlington. She is an active volunteer in Charlotte, currently serving as president of the Charlotte Congregational Church. She delights in teaching spin classes at Shelburne Athletic Club. A newly minted grandmother, Claudia says she loves living in Charlotte with her husband, Matt Zucker, their rescue dog, Trudy, and two cats, Manny-Moe and Jack.
Claudia is excited to be back on the board because she says The Charlotte News is both well established and unique as a community newspaper: “Independent, nonprofit news is such a valuable asset to all of us because it represents the diverse voices of so many of our neighbors. And now, more than ever, we need to try to understand each other.”