Carlet Cleare joined the 13WHAM News and FOX Rochester team as a reporter in October 2014. She is a Rochester native who is eager to tell compelling stories and meaningful reports about a community she loves.
Previously, Carlet worked at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council as a Public Affairs Reporter/Producer. She wrote and produced on-air and on-mic stories on AM 1370 during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as weekly news magazine Need to Know. Carlet also produced documentary-style pieces: Already Out: What it's like Coming of Age as a LGBT Teen and Response to Murder: The Daniel Davis Story, which was a New York Emmy Award nominee.
Carlet is a graduate of Monroe Community College and St. John Fisher College, with a degree in Communication and Journalism. She interned at the Insider Magazine at the Democrat and Chronicle as well as WXXI. Carlet is also member of the Rochester Association of Black Journalists. Carlet has served as a Master Barber for the past two decades. She took her passion for journalism and people and wrote about the "happenings" of the barbershop experience with a community blog for the Democrat and Chronicle. After listening to inspiring, thought-provoking and crushing conversations, she decided to trade-in her clippers and shears for a note pad and pen to become a full-time reporter.
In her spare time, Carlet enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends as well as a little bit of acting. She's performed in a few local theatrical productions including Black Girls' Anthem and Intrepid at Geva Theater Nextstage.