The latest addition to the News-Herald is Claire Cornelius. She joins the newsroom to cover sports and outdoor recreation. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Like many new Havasu residents, Claire grew up in Southern California — specifically in Santa Clarita — where she says she enjoyed snowboarding, weightlifting, and reading in her free time.
However, she is not a complete newcomer to the area. Her first visit to Lake Havasu City was in 2019 and she has been coming back every summer since. She says she’s happy to call the river home and looks forward to seeing what the area has to offer for sports coverage.