8. Michelle Benard use to be married to CNN reporter Joe Johns. They have 2 children.
I believe she worked for the Bush-Cheney ticket in 2000.
She was always a conservative. She tried to build a career as one of those "Hey look at me, I'm a black conservative" types. Often being black and conservative can get you TV gigs faster because networks like the contrast. (I hope everyone has noticed this in the world of cable TV.)
Then in 2008, with the rise of Barack Obama, many of these (I'm conservative because it helps my career) black pundits were caught in a bind. As a result they suddenly were "independent!" They were "open-minded!"Many of them suddenly even touted Democrats. (See Michelle Bernard's many appearances on "HardBall" in 2008.)
I really hate this kind of stuff. If you choose to bank with the GOP then stay there. The race or gender of our nominee shouldn't matter. It shouldn't suddenly change your mind. BTW... that goes for Condi Rice and Colin Powell too!
Michelle Bernard spends her time building her career supporting destructive GOP policies. Outside of drastically changing positions/sides in 2008 to briefly "save face" in the black community, she touts conservatism.
I believe Michelle Bernard works for the Women's Independent Forum. If you are confused as to how any woman can work to advance the cause of women while supporting conservative causes like the Women's Independent Forum, you are not alone.
On a different note... she is beautiful.
Here she is with her ex husband
Michelle Bernard use to be a regular on "HardBall." But to my knowledge she has not been on the show in very long time.