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Stephanie Claytor, Bay News 9 Reporter

Stephanie Claytor, Video Journalist

Stephanie Claytor is a video journalist working in the Polk County bureau.

The Ohio native has worked for several television stations across the country. She began her career in Kirksville, Missouri as a reporter and weekend anchor. From there, she worked in Shreveport, Louisiana and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

While working as a reporter in Albuquerque, she covered several high-profile police shootings that made national news as well as the Department of Justice's reform of the Albuquerque Police Department. 

Stephanie is an alumna of the Emma Bowen Foundation, which allowed her to intern at FOX 8 WJW in Cleveland, Ohio over the span of four years. 

Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, Spanish and international relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 

She speaks fluent Spanish. She studied abroad in the Dominican Republic, and after college, she embarked on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship in Bogota, Colombia, where she taught English to college students.

Stephanie is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. When she’s not at work, she's usually traveling, shopping or Latin dancing. She can't wait to visit all of Florida's beaches and tourist destinations.

You can catch Stephanie's reports weekdays and weekends on Bay News 9.

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