Carrie Sheffield

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Sheffield in 2016

Carrie Sheffield (born 1983[1]) is a writer and political analyst based in New York City. Founder of the new media startup Bold,[1] Sheffield is a former editorial writer for The Washington Times,[2] a reporter for Politico,[3] and The Hill.[4] In 2009, Sheffield won funding from Harvard University to serve as a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Israel.[5]

Biography[edit]

Sheffield earned a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University in 2005[6] and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.[7] She formerly worked for syndicated columnist Robert Novak[8] before receiving a journalism fellowship award from The Phillips Foundation on "Latter-day Saints in the Policy Arena – The Political Influence and Climate of Modern Mormonism."[9] She later joined the editorial board of The Washington Times[10] under Tony Blankley, writing on domestic and foreign policy and politics. She covered the 2008 presidential race, including an interview with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, during which he stated that former president Bill Clinton had damaged Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.[11]

Sheffield has defended the Tea Party movement,[12] writing: "While a few strident Tea Partiers are guilty of fanaticism, the overwhelming majority of these activists are motivated by a kernel of truth in their worries that federal spending as a share of the national economy has risen under President Obama (to the highest it has been since 1946) and would have escalated further under a Democratic Congress. History is replete with examples, from the former Soviet Union to East Germany, China, Cuba, North Korea, etc., that illustrate Tea Partiers' legitimate fears. When government encroaches on commercial liberties, the end result is a failed civil state. Economic and civil liberties go hand in hand."

Sheffield's work has been published by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, American Spectator and The Daily Caller.

Sheffield is from a multigenerational Mormon family but formally left the LDS Church in 2010.[13] She was subsequently baptized in the Episcopal Church under the spiritual guidance of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.[14]

She is the sister of blogger and activist Matthew Sheffield[15] and the niece of beauty queen Charlotte Sheffield, former Miss USA.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kludt, Tom (December 3, 2015). "A conservative website for LGBT and minorities?". CNNMoney.
  2. ^ "Carrie Sheffield | Stories". The Washington Times.
  3. ^ MacMillan, Robert (December 13, 2006). "The reporters who went up a Hill but came down a dot-com". Reuters. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Patrick (September 15, 2006). "Meet DC's Fastest Reporter". MediaBistro.com.
  5. ^ "Lynette Lithgow Internship". Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
  6. ^ "Carrie Sheffield". College of Fine Arts and Communications. Brigham Young University.
  7. ^ University, Harvard (April 12, 2017). "Millennial media". Harvard Kennedy School alumni magazine.
  8. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (August 8, 2008). "The softer side of Bob Novak". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program – Past Fellowship Winners". The Fund for American Studies. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015.
  10. ^ Patrick (July 30, 2007). "Morning Reading List, 07.30.07". MediaBistro.com.
  11. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (August 29, 2008). "Carter says Bill Clinton 'hurt' Hillary's campaign". The Washington Times.
  12. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (November 23, 2010). "Why Tea Party has staying power". USA Today.
  13. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (June 17, 2012). "Why Mormons flee their church". USA Today.
  14. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (June 22, 2018). "Michael Curry on Family Separation Rollback: 'I Hope That It's More Than A Symbolic First Step'". Bold.
  15. ^ Nelson, Nick (March 9, 2005). "LDS man takes on CBS anchor for bias". The Daily Universe. Brigham Young University.
  16. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (November 17, 2013). "The Ugly Truth About Forced Division of Wealth". Forbes.
  17. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (April 24, 2016). "Remembering Charlotte Sheffield: Beauty Queen, Hollywood Starlet, Mother". Bold.