Clare Ansberry

Clare Ansberry

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Clare Ansberry writes the Turning Points column for The Wall Street Journal, exploring the various turning points in people’s lives.

She was previously the Journal's Pittsburgh bureau chief, overseeing coverage of various industries, while also writing about issues involving aging, family, community and people with developmental disabilities.

She is the author of “The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship,” about a community of women growing older together on a small hilltop neighborhood. She also co-authored the book “Comes the Peace, My Journey to Forgiveness” about a young man’s journey to reconnect with his family. Both books are based on stories she wrote for The Wall Street Journal.

A graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., she has been awarded the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Award, a Casey Medals Award, and the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism.

Latest Articles


The supply of home health aides isn’t meeting growing demand as America ages and many people prefer to stay out of facilities. One woman has had seven different caregivers over the past six months.

January 22, 2023

Health & Wellness

More time spent online, more states legalizing sports betting and an increase in gambling-like elements in videogames contribute to problems.

December 18, 2022


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