Claire Heddles

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

From Tucson, Arizona, Claire has a master’s from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Annenberg School of Journalism. Most recently, Claire worked at NPR West in Culver City, California, assisting NPR’s western correspondents with research and production. Claire’s own work has been featured nationally on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her specialties include data journalism and investigative reporting. 

Indya Kincannon, via Twitter

Indya Kincannon is Knoxville’s next mayor, garnering 52.4 percent of the vote. Additionally, Lynne Fugate, Janet Testerman, Amelia Parker and Charles Thomas will be joining the city council. 

Kincannon, the former member of the Knox County Board of Education and special programs manager under incumbent Mayor Madeline Rogero, emphasized her policy experience throughout her campaign against business owner Eddie Mannis.