Patrice Onwuka

Patrice Onwuka is a political commentator and director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum and a co-host on WMAL AM in Washington, D.C. Patrice is the 2020-2021 Tony Blankley Fellow with the Steamboat Institute. She is also a senior fellow with the Alliance for Charitable Excellence, a project of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Patrice has worked in policy, advocacy, and communications roles for more than a decade on issues related to the economy, employment, technology, and the criminal justice system. Previously, she worked for Generation Opportunity, The Philanthropy Roundtable and The Fund for American Studies. She was a Charles Koch Associate from 2008-2009. Prior to moving to Washington, Patrice served as a speechwriter for a United Nations spokesman.

Patrice is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business News, and PBS programs. She hosts a column called the New Agenda for Black Women on and is a contributor to the Washington Examiner and The Hill. Her opinions have also appeared in the Washington PostUSA Today, CNBC, Bloomberg, the New York Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and other prominent outlets.

Born in the Caribbean, Patrice immigrated with her family to Boston where she grew up and completed her education. Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international relations from Boston College.

Patrice resides in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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