About Joanne Bamberger

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Joanne Bamberger is a political and media strategist/analyst, author, and recovering attorney living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. She’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom!

Look for her just-published book — PunditMom's Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America.

PunditMom blog is the home of op-ed commentary by Joanne. Her blog, PunditMom, was a finalist for best political blog in the 2011 Weblog “Bloggies” Awards and was named by BlogHer in 2010 as one of the “must read” political blogs by women.

Joanne is a freelance writer and former op-ed columnist for The Washington Examiner. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, Arrive Magazine, Legal Times, Washingtonian Magazine, and many others.

A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women and mothers, Joanne is a regular contributor to AOL’s Politics Daily/Woman Up, The Huffington Post, MomsRising and MOMocrats. Her political commentary has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Politics Daily’s Woman Up Sunday talk show, ABC.com, BBC Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera English & XM Radio POTUS ’08, among others. Joanne has done freelance media/political consulting work for a variety of organizations including MomsRising, WomenOnline and Turner Strategies and recently joined the Netroots Nation Advisors Committee for the annual Netroots Nation conference.

Joanne speaks frequently at conferences and to private groups about the growing influence of women/mothers in politics and social media. She has presented and participated in panels at Netroots Nation ’09 (Building a Conversation Across Generations of Progressive Women), the Feminist Majority Foundation, EMILY’s List, BlogHer ’08, Fem 2.0 (panels on motherhood as a political motivator and using social media in a political world), Mom 2.0 Summit (The Macro Impact of Social Media Engagement), Type-A Mom Conference (panel on moving beyond the blog), WAM! 2009, the Women’s Media Center, Yahoo!’s Motherboard Summit, Netroots Nation ’10 (Why Progressive Women are the Key to Future Progressive Election Victories), BlogHer ’10 (Radical Blogging: You’d Be Crazy Not to Take These Women Seriously), Activism, Media & Politics Summit (Engaging Women & Moms), and Blogalicious ’10 (Blogging the Issues). Joanne is a former contributing editor for News & Politics at BlogHer.

Joanne was in the inaugural fellows class of the Progressive Women’s Voices program at the Women’s Media Center. Joanne’s work is also featured in the books Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites and Courageous Parents, Confident Kids. Joanne was honored to be selected as a finalist in the BlogHer ’10 Voices of the Year competition.

Joanne is an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent a decade as a radio and television reporter before attending law school. Joanne spent 15 years in private and government practice, including a stint as Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Joanne claims to have time for other things, but has given up sleep.

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In the 'Having It All' Debate, Should Women 'Give It All?'

In the ‘Having It All’ Debate, Should Women ‘Give It All?’

September 26, 2013 with

With work-life balance, many women to feel as if they simply can’t do ‘it all’; why we need to shift focus of debate, put more onus on family to help out

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: Get Your Butt to the Office!

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: Get Your Butt to the Office!

February 26, 2013 with

Facebook COO’s new book and Yahoo’s new ban on telecommuting are steps in wrong direction for working women

Time Person of the Year: President Obama

Time Person of the Year: President Obama

December 19, 2012 with

Political pundit Joanne Bamberger thinks shot Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai would send stronger statement

'I'm Putting My Faith in Women Voters'

‘I’m Putting My Faith in Women Voters’

November 6, 2012 with

PunditMom’s insight as to which voters she thinks will play a vital role Election Day

Election 2012 Apps: Will They Work?  (VIDEO)

Election 2012 Apps: Will They Work? (VIDEO)

September 18, 2012 with

PunditMom says campaigns ‘are going to have to try a little bit of everything to see what works’ in the social media sphere

Paul Ryan a 'Man of the People?'

Paul Ryan a ‘Man of the People?’

August 14, 2012 with

Can Paul Ryan really identify with the middle class?

Tim Pawlenty or Kelly Ayotte as Romney's VP Pick? (VIDEO)

Tim Pawlenty or Kelly Ayotte as Romney’s VP Pick? (VIDEO)

August 9, 2012 with

Mitt Romney still to announce his vice presidential pick; PunditMom Joanne Bamberger speculates…

More on Ann Romney and Mommy Wars 2012

More on Ann Romney and Mommy Wars 2012

April 17, 2012 with

It’s good that we’re all talking about moms and what we’re thinking politically, but let’s focus on the real issues…

Super Tuesday: The Birth Control Effect

Super Tuesday: The Birth Control Effect

March 4, 2012 with

PunditMom Joanne Bamberger says Romney likely Super Tuesday winner, due to ‘current conservative drumbeat against birth control’

New Hampshire Primary: Romney Leads, Huntsman Creeps Up

New Hampshire Primary: Romney Leads, Huntsman Creeps Up

January 4, 2012 with

PunditMom Joanne Bamberger says ‘most electable’ candidate of moment often doesn’t win the White House

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