Political and Economic Analyst
Carrie Sheffield Bio
CARRIE SHEFFIELD is a columnist and broadcaster in Washington, D.C. A senior policy analyst at Independent Women's Forum, Carrie earned a master's in public policy from Harvard University (business policy concentration), a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University, and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
As an associate at Moody's Investors Service in Manhattan, Carrie publicly rated a portfolio of more than $5 billion in healthcare bonds. As a credit analyst at Goldman Sachs, she internally rated municipal trading counterparties with potential exposure $2 billion. Carrie 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. She was a credentialed White House correspondent for JustTheNews.com, covering economic policy, the 2020 COVID crisis response, and presidential elections.
Carrie analyzed 2014 Election Night results live on MSNBC and interviewed House Speaker Paul Ryan on the mainstage of the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference. She provided analysis for the first Fox News 2016 GOP presidential primary debate, co-moderated a 2016 U.S. House congressional debate in Harlem, and debated healthcare policy with Tom Brokaw on MSNBC the night of the 2016 Vice Presidential debate. She analyzed the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner as a CNN on-air guest and encouraged 2018 midterm voter turnout for ABC's "Good Morning America." She live-tweeted for CNN Opinion on Election Night 2018 and sparred as a guest on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" and PBS' "The McLaughlin Group."
Carrie covered Congress for The Hill newspaper and was a founding reporter at POLITICO. She contributed on political economy at Forbes, wrote editorials for The Washington Times and advised the digital women's Website Bustle.com. Carrie published in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and HuffPost. In foreign affairs, Carrie reported on the 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, economic and national security reforms in Japan, North-South Korean relations in Seoul, and the Beijing Olympics in China. As a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, she covered the Israeli parliament, Egyptian political reforms in Cairo, and geopolitics in Qatar.
As founder of Bold TV, a digital TV network, Carrie's entrepreneurial work has been recognized in profiles by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Harvard University, CNN, and Columbia Journalism Review. Carrie is a member of the Harvard Christian Alumni Society and a winner of the William F. Buckley Awards by America's Future Foundation. An avid runner who completed the Marine Corps Marathon, she is a three-time winner of the National Press Club 5K race among female members of The National Press Club. She loves traveling, and prior to turning age 30 visited every continent--including Antarctica.