|Born||Michelle D. Bernard
July 30, 1963
Washington, D.C., USA
|Occupation||Journalist, Author, Columnist|
Michelle D. Bernard (born July 30, 1963, Washington, D.C.) is an American journalist, political analyst, author, and President and CEO of the Bernard Center For Women, Politics & Public Policy. She was formerly President and CEO of Independent Women's Forum and Independent Women's Voice.
Bernard graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She has a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and was a partner at the lobbyist and law firm Patton Boggs. In 2000, she was a member of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Inaugural Committee. She was the chair for the District of Columbia's Redevelopment Land Agency.
Bernard is a political and legal analyst for MSNBC, and is frequently a panelist on the The McLaughlin Group. In 2007, Bernard authored Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier, and More Independent Than Ever Before. She is also a Sunday columnist for The Washington Examiner.
Her family heritage is Jamaican American, saying in an interview with Bill Steigerwald, "My parents are American citizens, but they come from Jamaica. I was raised with very American and Jamaican values. In our culture, we have a very strong sense of pride and of family honor and of self-reliance."
She is the mother of two children. 
- "Bernard, Michelle". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 65–67. ISBN 9780824211219.
- Ronnee Schreiber, 'Pro-Women, Pro-Palin, Antifeminist: Conservative Women and Conservative Movement Politics', in Crisis of Conservatism? The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, & American Politics After Bush, Gillian Peele, Joel D. Aberbach (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 135
- Bill Steigerwald, "Michelle Bernard Looks for the Right McCain" "Anderson Free Press" August 29, 2008 http://www.andersonfreepress.net/node/11642
- Cook, John (April 9, 2009). "Softball Interview Question Leads to Awkward Answer". Gawker. Retrieved September 2, 2009.
- "Michelle Bernard". Q&A. C-SPAN. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- "Michelle D. Bernard". Independent Women's Forum. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- Bernard, Michelle D. (2007), Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier, and More Independent Than Ever Before, Spence Pub. ISBN 1-890626-69-4