Carrie Sheffield

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Carrie Sheffield
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Carrie Sheffield
Carrie Esther Sheffield

Alma materBrigham Young University (B.A.)
Harvard University (M.P.P.)
OccupationColumnist, broadcaster, policy analyst
Political partyRepublican
RelativesCharlotte Sheffield (Aunt, Former Miss USA)
AwardsFulbright Fellowship

Carrie Sheffield is an American columnist, broadcaster and policy analyst. Formerly a reporter for POLITICO[1] and The Hill,[2] Sheffield is currently a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum (IWF).[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Sheffield is from a multigenerational Mormon family but formally left the LDS Church in 2010.[5] She was subsequently baptized in the Episcopal Church under the spiritual guidance of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.[6] Sheffield earned a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University in 2005[7] and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.[8]


Sheffield formerly worked for syndicated columnist Robert Novak[9] before joining the editorial board of The Washington Times[10] under Tony Blankley, writing editorials 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 in USA Today: "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 researched economic policy for Edward Conard,[13] an American Enterprise Institute scholar and founding partner of Bain Capital. She spoke at the U.S. Senate alongside key senators in favor of landmark tax reforms passed by Congress in 2017.[14]


Sheffield has provided guest political analysis for national television networks, including Fox News,[15] Fox Business[16] CNN[17] and MSNBC.[18] She interviewed then-House Speaker Paul Ryan about conservative approaches to combating poverty during programming on the mainstage of the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference airing live on CSPAN.[19] She encouraged 2018 midterm voter turnout for ABC News [20] and has been a featured guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” [21][22] and PBS's The McLaughlin Group[23]


In 2015, Sheffield founded Bold TV, a digital news network [24] described by The Wall Street Journal as a media startup "inspiring millennials to find their voices amid a new digital landscape."[25] In 2018, Entrepreneur magazine ran a podcast feature about Bold TV's “exceedingly rare” trademark victory [26] over a digital news network announced by the multi-billion dollar media and entertainment companies MGM and TEGNA.


In 2006, Sheffield completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin studying German politics, economics, media, history and culture.[27]

In 2009, Sheffield won funding from Harvard University to serve as a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Israel.[28]

In 2015, Sheffield was named the Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow by the Competitive Enterprise Institute[29]

In 2018, Sheffield was named a winner of the William F. Buckley Awards by America’s Future Foundation,[30] and named a Most Inspiring New Yorker by the popular social tech app Bumble.[31][32]

In 2019, Sheffield was listed in Maverick PAC's “Future 40” class of influential young conservatives.[33]

Personal life[edit]

Sheffield is the niece of beauty queen Charlotte Sheffield, former Miss USA.[34][35] She traveled to every continent, including Antarctica, before turning age 30.[36] Sheffield won the National Press Club 5K race among female members of The National Press Club in 2006,[37] 2007,[38] and 2013.[39]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Patrick (September 15, 2006). "Meet DC's Fastest Reporter".
  3. ^ "Carrie Sheffield Rejoins IWF As A Senior Fellow | IWF". Independent Women's Forum. March 2, 2021. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  4. ^ "Millennials, Gen Z feeling the pain of runaway inflation | IWF". Fox Business Network. November 30, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (June 17, 2012). "Why Mormons flee their church". USA Today.
  6. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (June 22, 2018). "Michael Curry on Family Separation Rollback: 'I Hope That It's More Than A Symbolic First Step'". Bold.
  7. ^ "Carrie Sheffield". College of Fine Arts and Communications. Brigham Young University.
  8. ^ University, Harvard (April 12, 2017). "Millennial media". Harvard Kennedy School alumni magazine.
  9. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (August 8, 2008). "The softer side of Bob Novak". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013.
  10. ^ Patrick (July 30, 2007). "Morning Reading List, 07.30.07".
  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 (December 22, 2016). "Conservatives, let's not eat our own: Trump supporters need to respect Republicans who disagree with the president-elect".
  14. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (December 20, 2017). "OP-ED: Congress Just Passed A Bold Tax Overhaul". Bold.
  15. ^ "Which candidate has the best solution for the economy?". Fox News.
  16. ^ " "Carrie Sheffield"". Fox Business.
  17. ^ " "Carrie Sheffield"". CNN.
  18. ^ " "Carrie Sheffield"". MSNBC.
  19. ^ "Speaker Paul Ryan Remarks at CPAC". CSPAN. March 3, 2016.
  20. ^ "Why it Matters: Carrie Sheffield on why you should vote". ABC News.
  21. ^ "GUEST LIST: APRIL 4, 2014". Real Time With Bill Maher Blog. April 4, 2014.
  22. ^ Schwartz, Ian (April 4, 2014). "Maher: "There Is A Gay Mafia -- If You Cross Them, You Do Get Whacked"". RealClearPolitics.
  23. ^ "THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP: Episode 3711: November 15, 2019". PBS. November 15, 2019.
  24. ^ Kludt, Tom (December 3, 2015). "A conservative website for LGBT and minorities?". CNNMoney.
  25. ^ Dagher, Veronica (March 19, 2019). "Carrie Sheffield: Making Bold Moves". The Wall Street Journal.
  26. ^ Feifer, Jason (November 26, 2018). "Problem Solvers: A Cautionary Tale About Trademarks". Entrepreneur magazine.
  27. ^ "German-American Fulbright Commission Annual Report 2006 / 2007" (PDF). German-American Fulbright Commission.
  28. ^ "Lynette Lithgow Internship". Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
  29. ^ "Carrie Sheffield: 2015 Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow". Competitive Enterprise Institute.
  30. ^ "Introducing Carrie Sheffield–2018 Buckley Award Winner". America's Future Foundation.
  31. ^ "Bold Founder Named to Bumble's 'Most Inspiring New Yorkers' List". Bold.
  32. ^ "Find Them On Bumble". "The BeeHive". Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  33. ^ "Maverick PAC Future 40". Maverick PAC.
  34. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (November 17, 2013). "The Ugly Truth About Forced Division of Wealth". Forbes.
  35. ^ Sheffield, Carrie (April 24, 2016). "Remembering Charlotte Sheffield: Beauty Queen, Hollywood Starlet, Mother". Bold.
  36. ^ "Introducing Carrie Sheffield–2018 Buckley Award Winner". America's Future Foundation.
  37. ^ "Meet DC's Fastest Reporter". AdWeek.
  38. ^ "Congrats Carrie and Alan!". AdWeek.
  39. ^ "CNN fields largest, fastest media team in NPC Beat the Deadline 5K Race". The National Press Club Web site.

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