Michelle Bernard Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Mar, 2017
Facts of Michelle Bernard
Date of Birth: 1963 , July-30
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Michelle Bernard
Birth Name Michelle Denise Bernard
Nick Name Michelle
Father Milton Bernard
Mother Nesta Bernard
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington D.C
Ethnicity North American
Profession Journalist, Author, Lawyer, Columnist
Working For NPR, CNN, MSNBC and Al Jazeera
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Blonde
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Body Measurements 36-25-36
Breast Size 36B
Waist size 25
Hip Size 36
Famous for CEO of the Bernard Center
Married Yes
Married to Joe Johns
Children 2 children
Divorce Joe Johns ( Div.2008)
Education Howard University, Georgetown Law
Books Moving America Toward Justice: The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013, More
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Michelle Denise Bernard is an American journalist, author, lawyer, political analyst and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy

She has long been associated with women issues and still advocates matters related to women.

Early life and education

Michelle  Denise Bernard was born and raised in Washington D.C, on 30th July 1963. As per nationality, Bernard is American. She is a Jamaican American. Her ethnicity is North American.

Bernard graduated from Howard University, completing her B.A in Philosophy with minor in political science.

Later, Michelle achieved a  degreeJuris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, located in Washington D.C. 

After her graduation, Michelle partnered with lobbyist and law firm Patton Boggs.


Her professional career began in 2000 when she became the member of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Inaugural Committee. Previously she was the President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice and Independent Women's Forum.

Bernard now works as a political and legal analyst for various shows such as The McLaughlin Group,  NPR, CNN, MSNBC and Al Jazeera. Moreover, she also works for Roll Call as a columnist and as a contributor to The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Root.

In addition to prior mentioned achievements, Michelle is also a member of Board of Trustees at Hampton University and holds the position on the Executive Board and Board of Directors of the Coalition for Opportunity in Education of the Washington, D.C's International Women's Forum. 

Michelle Bernard is also a member of the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence's Advisory Board. 

Personal life 

 Michelle Bernard is married.  Information about her second husband is pretty scarce. 

Previously, she was married to Joe Johns, CNN Correspondent. Michelle Bernard and Joe Johns ended up getting divorced in 2008.

Both Michelle and Joe haven't revealed the reason behind their separation. They stayed happily together for almost two decades; they have two children together 

Later in 2014, Michelle was remarried in Potomac, Maryland. However, she has kept information about her second marriage very secret. 

Besides her marriages, Michelle Bernard's past boyfriends or affairs haven't been revealed. 

Net worth and body measurement

Michelle Bernard works for various big names and has had a stable career as a journalist, author, political analyst and lawyer amongst other professions for decades now. Her salary and exact net worth figures aren't known.

However, it is most likely that Michelle Bernard has a net worth of over $1 million, probably in double digits. She stands at the height of  1.77 m/ 5'8''. Her body measurement ratio is 36-25-36. 




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