Frances Hardin is a journalist who formerly worked for CNN where she covered the White House during the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Subsequently, she joined the staff of the International Monetary Fund where she headed the IMF's video production and later became a senior press officer for Africa. She continues her international interest and has served as a communications expert on USAID projects in Afghanistan, Georgia, Nigeria, and South Africa. She is a Silver Owl member of the National Press Club.