Carrie Sheffield is a columnist and broadcaster in Washington, D.C. A senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, she 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 served as Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute. While serving as executive director for Generation Opportunity, a project of Americans For Prosperity, she spoke at the U.S. Senate alongside key senators in favor of landmark tax reforms passed by Congress in 2017.
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, CNN Opinion, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, The D.C. Examiner, Newsweek, HuffPost, and Daily Caller.
As the founder of Bold TV, a digital media network featuring newsmakers across politics, business and lifestyle news, Carrie’s work has been recognized in profiles by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Harvard University, CNN, Columbia Journalism Review, Sirius XM, The American Conservative and Metropolitan Magazine.
Carrie analyzed the 2014 Election Day results on MSNBC, interviewed House Speaker Paul Ryan on the mainstage of the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference airing live on CSPAN and defended the rights of Afghan women on The Ben Shapiro Show. 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. 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,” got a ribbing from John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight,” and responded to a bantering from Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show.”
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 is a member of the Harvard Christian Alumni Society, the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She is the 2021 winner of the Tony Blankley