Genevieve Wood advances the policy priorities of The Heritage Foundation as senior contributor to The Daily Signal, the think tank’s multimedia news platform that provides policy and political news as well as conservative commentary and analysis.
Wood functions as a leading voice for The Daily Signal, producing regular commentary and making media appearances to explain and promote Heritage’s key policy solutions on the issues of the day. She also represents Heritage and The Daily Signal at events around the country.
Wood says she enjoys the challenge of "helping everyday Americans understand how what happens in Washington and public policy affects them." She 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 team, Wood worked to develop and execute strategies to promote Heritage’s policy solutions for advancing free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
In her role as Heritage’s Vice President of Marketing, Wood led a creative team responsible for advertising, branding, market research, product development, publications and video production.
Under her leadership, the marketing team introduced audiences and organizations to policy agendas such as Saving the American Dream, Heritage’s detailed plan to solve the national debt crisis, simplify taxes, redesign entitlement programs and make health care affordable. She also oversaw Leadership for America, the think tank’s program to advance 10 initiatives addressing key domestic, economic, legal and foreign policy challenges.
As a commentator, Wood has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel, and on programs such as CBS’ “Face the Nation,” NBC’s “Today,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” PBS’ “To the Contrary” -- and ABC’s defunct “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher.
Wood began here career with NBC News in New York in 1991, moving to Washington in 1994. Before joining Heritage in 2006, Wood 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.