Patricia Murphy is a Contributing Editor to MNN and a columnist for the The Daily Beast. She is also the founder of Citizen Jane Media and the editor of Citizen Jane Politics, a non-partisan website for women to follow politics and public policy. Before launching the site, she was Executive Editor of The American Interest and worked for nine years in the U.S. Senate. Murphy is a graduate Vanderbilt University and has a Master's from Columbia University School of Journalism. She appears regularly as a political analyst in national media on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and speaks frequently on media and politics.