Born in Iowa
Lives & works in Atlanta, GA
1985 - 1990
The University of Iowa
Tammy Clayburn is supervising producer for HLN’s Weekend Express with Lynn Smith. In this role, she leads the show team to produce the network’s popular Saturday and Sunday morning lifestyle news programs. Prior to this position, Clayburn was a senior producer at HLN and joined the network in 2010 as producer.
Clayburn began her broadcasting career in 1983 at KBBG-FM Radio in Waterloo, Iowa. By 1985 her radio career expanded into health and sports announcing. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she made the switch to television as a production assistant at WIFR-TV, CBS affiliate in Rockford, Illinois.
From reporter to producer, Clayburn took the fast track as Associate Producer at CLTV News in Oak Brook, Illinois, followed by CBS TV station WBBM-TV, and later at KYW-TV in Philadelphia where she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Later, Tammy tried her hands at a new challenge : Sports Reporter and Special Projects Producer at WB 11 and a Producer for the morning show, and was promoted to the 6pm show, then moved into Special Projects Producer at WCAU -TV, NBC 10 in Philadelphia.
After a successful career in Philadelphia, Clayburn joined the news team at WNCN NBC-17, North Carolina, as an Executive Producer. In 2002 she joined MSNBC and covered major stories that include the “War on Terror.” In 2007, Clayburn became a Senior Broadcast Producer for NBC News in New York. During this time, she was tapped as a leader for a new education initiative featuring Channel 1 News, a network with an audience of 7 million students from 11,000 schools nationwide. Additionally, she worked on the cutting edge of digital news-stories for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
A Peabody Award winning journalist for coverage of the Gulf Oil spill, Clayburn has received numerous other awards and as well as several Emmy nominations. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and during her spare time, she serves as a volunteer for Big Sister & Big Brother of America.