Sophia A. Nelson is a CNN Legal & Political commentator, a USA Today opinion writer, and an award-winning journalist and the author of three non-fiction books.

Sophia was the first African American woman to serve as a US House of Representatives Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel. After a stint in private practice at the International law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP Nelson went on to cover the Obama White House as a correspondent for the iconic JET Magazine 2010-2012, and after that, writing award winning columns for Essence Magazine. 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.