Our 2021-2022 Tony Blankley Fellow: Carrie Sheffield

August 9, 2021

The Steamboat Institute announced that it has awarded its 2021-22 Tony Blankley Fellowship for Public Policy & American Exceptionalism to Carrie Sheffield, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and founder of Bold TV. Carrie was previously an editorial writer at the Washington Times between 2007 and 2010 where she worked for Tony Blankley, who was the editorial page editor at the time.

Carrie is the former Washington correspondent at Just the News, previously covered Congress for The Hill, and was a founding reporter at Politico. She won a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship and contributed on political economy at Forbes.

The fellowship, which is named after the late journalist Tony Blankley, an early friend of Steamboat Institute and moderator of its first three Freedom Conferences (2009-11), includes a $10,000 stipend and extensive speaking and networking opportunities. The fellowship will be awarded at the HERE. Find out more about the Tony Blankley Fellowship, including its past recipients, HERE.

“I’m thrilled to join Steamboat Institute in promoting American Exceptionalism through the Tony Blankley Fellowship,” said Carrie Sheffield, winner of the 2021 Tony Blankley Fellowship. “I was privileged to work for Tony Blankley at The Washington Times — he was the epitome of class and intellect, a rare blend of civility and strength in an industry too often aflame in vitriol and division. I’m honored to continue Tony’s legacy this year and beyond.”

“We are proud to award the 2021 Tony Blankley Fellowship to Carrie Sheffield, who has already accomplished so much for the cause of liberty and is one of America’s leading young pro-freedom voices,” said Jennifer Schubert-Akin, Chairman and CEO of The Steamboat Institute. “Working under this award’s namesake, Tony Blankley, at The Washington Times makes Carrie the perfect fit to carry on his great legacy of using robust and civil debate to advance America’s founding ideals. This fellowship can help make Carrie’s voice and Tony Blankley’s legacy even more impactful.”

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