Sophia A. Nelson is an NBC NEWS & MSNBC commentator, a USA Today opinion writer, an award-winning journalist and the author of three best-selling books.

Called "a voice of reason" in our divided political times, Ms. Nelson engages audiences with her discerningly conservative, yet candidly independent perspective on the top political news of the day, and the importance of fostering inclusion in today’s cultural landscape.

A highly sought after global women's conference and Fortune 100 corporate key note speaker and trainer. Sophia was the first African American woman to serve as a US House of Representatives Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel.

Nelson left legal practice at the International law firm of Holland & Knight LLP in 2008 to become a journalist covering the historic Obama campaign. She went on to serve as JET Magazine's first White House correspondent covering the Obama White House 2010-2012, and after that, writing award winning columns for Essence Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast.

She is the author of Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama, The Woman Code:20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life, and, most recently, e Pluribus One: Reclaiming Our Founders' Vision for a United America.


The Republican party that drew me in as a young black woman is gone. This new Republican Party is beholden to a lawless, immoral, godless man.