Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

Washington, September 30, 2014—The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is pleased to announce that Carrie Sheffield, a New York-based columnist and broadcaster, has been selected as CEI’s 2014-2015 Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow.

“The Competitive Enterprise Institute welcomes Carrie Sheffield as our Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow,” said CEI President Lawson Bader. “We are very excited about the tremendous talent, high level of achievement, and inquisitive, critical thinking Ms. Sheffield brings to all her professional endeavors. She is a wonderful addition to this fellowship’s great legacy.”

Sheffield is an online contributor to and a regular guest on radio and national television, including Fox NewsMSNBCHBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and The Blaze. She also hosted an online television show for The Washington Times. Her commentary has been featured in TimeUSA Todaythe Wall Street JournalNew York TimesWashington PostHuffington Post, and other publications.

“I’m honored to work with the scholars of CEI to advance the principles of free markets and government accountability,” said Sheffield. “I look forward to analyzing the areas of public sector employment and student finance with that goal in mind.”

Previously, Sheffield covered Congress for The Hill newspaper and was a founding reporter at Politico. She also wrote editorials for The Washington Times under the late editor and political analyst Tony Blankley. She also spent several years in the financial services industry, as a bond analyst for Moody’s and credit-risk analyst for Goldman Sachs. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

CEI’s one-year fellowship is named in honor of the late nationally syndicated columnist Warren T. Brookes, who was known for his detailed science and economics reporting. Established after Brookes’ death in 1991, the fellowship affords journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge and analysis of free markets and limited government.

Previous Warren Brookes fellows include Washington Examiner senior political reporter Timothy Carney, Reason magazine senior editor Brian Doherty, bestselling author James Bovard, and Reason science correspondent Ronald Bailey.