Joanne Bamberger | Speaker
Joanne Bamberger is a writer, political and media strategist/analyst, and recovering attorney who’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom! PunditMom blog is the home of op-ed commentary by Joanne. 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 the author of the book Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (Bright Sky Press, 2011). She is also the founder of the site The Broad Side, a group site featuring the the best women’s opinion/commentary writing around the web. A former op-ed columnist for The Washington Examiner, Joane’s work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Arrive Magazine, Legal Times, Washingtonian Magazine, and many other publications.
A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women and mothers, Joanne has contributed regularly to AOL’s Politics Daily, The Huffington Post, and MOMocrats. Her political commentary has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, BBC Radio, and NPR, among others.
Joanne is also 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. She juggles her crazy busy life with her husband and daughter, “Mr. PunditMom” and “PunditGirl.”