Data & Investigations Editor, National World plc
Claire Wilde is a journalist based in Leeds and oversees data and investigations projects for the National World news group. She was formerly the crime correspondent at The Yorkshire Post and City Hall reporter for the Telegraph and Argus in Bradford. She has also written for the BBC and the i, among others. Awards include the National World Investigation of the Year in 2022 and the Yorkshire Press Awards News Reporter of the Year in 2009. She has also picked up awards as part of an investigations team, such as the Mind Media Awards Publication of the Year 2019 and the JPIMedia Investigation of the Year 2020. Claire covers a broad range of topics but has written extensively about crime, mental health, politics, regional inequalities, the NHS and consumer affairs. Claire studied her undergraduate at the University of Leeds and has an MA in journalism from Leeds Trinity University. She studied data journalism through a secondment to the BBC Shared Data Unit at the Mailbox in Birmingham (where she also got to appear as an extra in The Archers), and particularly enjoys presenting stories in engaging ways through data visualisations and interactive elements.