Michelle Oddis Cordero oversees the day-to-day editorial operations of Heritage.org, the primary digital property of The Heritage Foundation.
Cordero coordinates Heritage.org’s editorial content with special emphasis on Heritage-branded content development. She serves as an editor, writer, curator, and producer of the think tank's online content.
Prior to her position as managing editor, Cordero served as Heritage's broadcast services director, where she was responsible for the execution of over 5,000 radio and television bookings for Heritage policy experts each year on local and national radio and television all over the world.
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 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 with the National Journalism Center.
She grew up as Michelle Oddis in Fairfield, Connecticut, 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 popular food and lifestyle blog that averages 300,000 page views per month. She collaborates often with major brands and has been spotlighted on Bon Appetit as well as Glamour, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Food & Wine, Refinery29, and more. She published her first cookbook in August 2015.
Cordero and her husband currently reside in Virginia with their two children and rescued lab mix.