Genevieve Wood


Genevieve Wood is a leading voice for The Heritage Foundation as senior fellow in communications and senior contributor to The Daily Signal, the think tank’s multimedia news organization.

Wood is a founding team member of The Daily Signal, which provides conservative opinion as well as news and analysis of policy and political matters. She produces regular commentary in text and on video, interviews elected officials and other newsmakers on camera, and makes major media appearances.

Wood also represents Heritage and The Daily Signal at events around the country to explain and promote conservative public policy solutions to the issues of the day.

“I enjoy the challenge,” Wood says, “of helping ordinary Americans understand how what happens in Washington and public policy affects them.”

Among her interview subjects are former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and President Obama’s longtime chief strategist, David Axelrod.

In spring 2015, Wood was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at University of Chicago.

Wood spoke to tens of thousands of Americans while crisscrossing the country in 2012 to promote fiscal responsibility as part of a bus tour that visited 127 cities in 25 states. 

Previously a member of Heritage’s senior management as vice president of marketing, Wood led a creative team responsible for advertising, branding, market research, product development, publications and video production. 

She oversaw “Leadership for America,” the think tank’s program to advance 10 initiatives addressing key domestic, economic, legal and foreign policy challenges.

Wood’s media appearances include CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel and programs such as CBS’s “Face the Nation,” NBC’s “Today,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” She has been a regular panelist on PBS’s “To the Contrary.”

Wood started her career with NBC News in New York in 1991 and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1994.  Before joining Heritage in 2006, she worked for a variety of political, policy and media organizations including the Family Research Council, Republican National Committee, Cato Institute, Manhattan Institute, Susan B. Anthony List and National Public Radio.

A native of Texarkana, Texas, Wood holds a bachelor's degree in history from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She resides in Washington, D.C.



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