Deborah Perry, political commentator for MSNBC and Fox News, is the founder and president of the Education Consortium Co., a Washington-based government and public affairs firm specializing in proven education reform programs. Deborah also serves as a broadcast and public speaking surrogate for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Since 1987, Deborah has amassed experience in federal and state government relations, politics, education, and foreign policy. Through her work at the Education Consortium Co., Deborah highlights numerous private and nonprofit entities and works to expand their successful education reform programs. In addition, Deborah serves as a founding steering committee member for the Potomac Regional Education Partnership, a local initiative started by U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords. In her days as a congressional staffer, Deborah was a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Connie Mack, and foreign policy advisor to U.S. Representative lliana Ros-Lehtinen. Deborah was appointed in the Bush Administration to serve as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Co-host and co-executive producer of A Room Full of Women¦with Julianne Malveaux and Deborah Perry. Editorial content features prominent female journalists, newsmakers, and politicians debates and discussions on women’s voices in politics and the workplace. Live from the Republican and Democratic Conventions and beyond, appearing on Oxygen Media, America’s Voice, and CNN.com. Regular on-air contributor to MSNBC and FOX News programs commenting on such topics as politics, campaigns, election predictions and returns, foreign policy, education reform, and women's trends in the electoral process. On-air appearances commenting on presidential elections on CNN, Court TV, NBC (WTVJ-Miami and Ft. Lauderdale), Oxygen Media, BBC, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), and Canadian TV (CTV). Multiple appearances on The McLaughlin Group, Hannity and Colmes, Equal Time, and Weekend Edition with Soledad O'Brien.
Interviewed by John McLaughlin, Brit Hume, Jodi Applegate, Oliver North, Charles Grodin, and Soledad O'Brien, among others. Debated Gloria Allred, Eleanor Clift, Alan Dershowitz, Dick Morris, and Rep. Robert Wexler among others. Multiple appearances on national talk radio programs, including Ellen Ratner's and Oliver North's shows.
Co-author with Dr. Julianne Malveaux of a nonfiction book, A Woman's Guide to Politics and Advocacy, to be published in 2001. Co-columnist with political commentator Tim Heitmann, entitled He Said, She Said providing a woman's perspective on the 2000 presidential campaigns and elections. He Said, She Said is currently syndicated in newspapers throughout the country including The New York Observer, The Georgetowner (Washington, D.C.), and the Palm Beach Post.
Freelance contributor for Ladies' Home Journal and National Geographic Traveler. Freelance writer for Capital Style magazine and Vote.com Internet site reporting on Capitol Hill and the media. Op-ed author on foreign policy and education issues published in the Miami Herald, The Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Served as research assistant of Financial Market Liberalization: The NAFTA Framework, by Olin Wethington, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. (1994).