Clarissa McPeck was a journalist working at the Sunnydale Press for over forty years.

In 1955, she wrote an article entitled "Sunnydale High Jock Kills Lover, Self," about the deaths of Grace Newman and James Stanley. In 1997 she wrote "Tragic Accident Kills Three" about the death of Meredith Todd and two friends. The following year she wrote "Mysterious Obelisk Unearthed: Excavators Discover Ancient Artifact", about the discovery of an obelisk which turned out to contain the demon Acathla.