Carrie Sheffield is a columnist and broadcaster in Manhattan. She serves as National Editor for Accuracy In Media, a citizens’ media watchdog whose mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting.
Carrie earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in business policy. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin. She managed municipal credit risk at Goldman Sachs and rated healthcare bonds at Moody’s Investors Service. Carrie later researched for American Enterprise Institute scholar Edward Conard and spoke at the U.S. Senate alongside key senators in favor of landmark tax reforms passed by Congress in 2017.
A visiting fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, Carrie covered Congress for The Hill and was a founding reporter at POLITICO. She won a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship and contributed on political economy at Forbes, wrote editorials for The Washington Times under Tony Blankley and advised the digital Millennial women’s site Bustle.com. Carrie has published in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Bustle, American Spectator and Daily Caller.
In foreign affairs, Carrie reported on the 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, North-South Korean relations from Seoul and the DMZ, and covered the Beijing Olympics in China. Carrie was a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post covering the Israeli parliament and covered Egyptian political reforms in Cairo–including an interview at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters. She also wrote on geopolitical positioning and freedom of speech in Qatar and Japanese political, economic and national security reforms.
Carrie analyzed the 2014 Election Day results on MSNBC and interviewed House Speaker Paul Ryan on the mainstage of the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference airing live on CSPAN. She provided analysis for Fox News’ first 2016 GOP presidential primary debate, co-moderated a U.S. House congressional debate in Harlem and debated healthcare policy with Tom Brokaw on MSNBC under host Chuck Todd the night of the 2016 Vice Presidential debate. Carrie discussed media bias in featured guest segments airing on on President Trump’s Facebook page and during a Fox & Friends appearance the President re-tweeted. She analyzed the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a CNN on-air guest, encouraged 2018 midterm voter turnout for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and live-tweeted for CNN Opinion on Election Day 2018. On the lighter side, she sparred on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and responded to a bantering from Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show.”
A public affairs volunteer for Silicon Harlem and Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Fellow, Carrie is a member of The National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and served as Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute. She is a 2018 winner of the William F. Buckley Awards by America’s Future Foundation, listed in Maverick PAC’s “Future 40” 2019 class of influential young conservatives and named a Most Inspiring New Yorker by Bumble, a social connection app with more than 55 million global users.