Dallas Biz Journal hires new real estate reporter
The Dallas Business Journal has hired Claire Ballor as its new real estate reporter.
She will start on Sept. 4.
Ballor is currently a breaking news and city hall reporter at the Dallas Morning News. Her work includes daily and enterprise reporting on sexual harassment in the workplace, the police ambush in downtown Dallas, Fair Park’s revitalization and, most recently, the Dwaine Caraway scandal.
“Claire is the perfect mix of storyteller and dogged reporter who is keenly suited to deliver exclusives online and enterprise both in digital and our weekly print edition,” said Business Journal editor Jeff Schnick in a email to the staff. “It’s going to be fun turning her loose on one of the most vibrant real estate markets in the world and seeing what she delivers (and uncovers) for our subscribers.”
A native of Arizona, Ballor graduated from the University of Dallas in 2015 with a degree in English, while also minoring in journalism and international studies.
Ballor also has volunteered with Dallas CASA as a court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children and also served in a similar volunteer capacity at the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Arizona.