Success Stories: Class of 2008

Rachel Claytor

Rachel Claytor graduated from Georgetown in 2008 with a degree in English and a minor in Anthropology. During her time in D.C. she interned with the media departments of the Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards. The Pearl Project was her first experience with investigative journalism. All the skills she learned from that experience came in handy during her time freelancing on Capitol Hill, covering health care reform. Her report on lobbyist influences on health care legislation was published in the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Following her freelance print career, Rachel made the move to broadcast, wearing many hats at the CBS station in Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently she anchors the morning sportscast, along with producing the two-hour morning show and contributing a weekly on-air feature story for the evening newscast. She also records/produces news updates for Monticello Media, which broadcasts on five radio stations in Virginia. Additionally, Rachel is the in-arena host for UVa basketball games.

Erin Delmore

Erin Delmore is an Emmy award-winning producer and a correspondent for NJTV News, the PBS-owned station in New Jersey. She reports on the evening newscast hosted by Mary Alice Williams. 

As a digital reporter and producer for MSNBC, Erin covered domestic and international politics. She was a member of the 2015 National Emmy award-winning “All in with Chris Hayes” team. In Aug. 2014, Erin reported on clashes between police and protesters from Ferguson, Missouri on”The Rachel Maddow Show.” She field produced 2012 election coverage as a producer for MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” from debate and primary sites around the country. 

Erin graduated cum laude from Georgetown University, where she is a founding member of the Pearl Project, a student-faculty investigation that identified all 27 men involved in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi, Pakistan. Erin concluded the investigation in 2010 as a reporting fellow with the Center for Public Integrity. 

Caitlin McDevitt

Caitlin McDevitt graduated from Georgetown in 2008 with a degree in English and a double minor in Government and Spanish. She was a senior staff writer for the Pearl Project during her last year on campus. She wrote for The Hoya and interned at on the Metro desk while in DC.

Following graduation, she worked as an editorial intern at Newsweek in the Boston bureau. After that, she moved to New York and worked as an intern at Inc. magazine and as an editorial assistant for The Slate Group. Caitlin is back in the District now, editing POLITICO’s Click section, which covers the intersection of celebrity and politics.

Phil Perry

Phil Perry graduated from Georgetown in 2008 with a degree in American Studies. As an undergraduate he edited the Georgetown Voice and worked as the Pearl Project’s videographer, capturing hundreds of hours of classroom discussion, interviews, and aha moments during the course’s first year. Following graduation, he worked as a sports reporter/editor for the Eagle Times in Claremont, New Hampshire. After working briefly for the Milton Times in Milton, Massachusetts, he landed at his current position as an editor at Comcast SportsNet New England’s website, He continues to work as a freelance writer, covering mostly high school and college athletics. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, ESPN, ESPN RISE, the New England Hockey Journal and Competitor Magazine.