Michelle Oddis Cordero


Michelle Oddis Cordero works with news reporters and producers to expedite and deepen radio and television coverage of national or international issues where Heritage Foundation analysts have expertise.

Cordero’s background in journalism includes working as an assistant editor and reporter at Human Events, the pioneering conservative weekly and website. She covered national events, the 2008 Republican National Convention among them, and interviewed high-profile politicians and business leaders. She appeared on national news programs such as Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “Studio B with Shepard Smith.”

Immediately before joining Heritage as senior media associate in 2012,  Cordero was communications director for Freedom Alliance, the charitable and educational nonprofit founded by Oliver North to support members of the armed forces and their families.

Her career began as a researcher for Robert D. Novak, the influential syndicated columnist who died in 2009. She previously worked for the Evans-Novak Political Report as an intern in the National Journalism Center program.

She grew up in Fairfield, Conn., and received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University.

In her free time, Cordero writes and maintains “That’s so Michelle,” a food and lifestyle blog that averages 300,000 page views per month. It has been spotlighted on Bon Appetit magazine’s website as well as Glamour.com and FoodandWine.com.

She and her husband currently reside in Virginia.

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