Ellen Ratner joined FOX News Channel as a contributor in October 1997. Currently, Ratner serves as chief political correspondent and news analyst for "Talk America" where she analyzes events, reports breaking news, and provides lively interviews with newsmakers in government and entertainment. Also, she started College Media News, a news service internship program for college students. In addition, she is Washington bureau chief and political editor for Talkers Magazine. Prior to her stint there, Ratner served as White House reporter for the Talk Radio News Service where she provided exclusive reports to talk radio stations across the United States. Her radio affiliations included co-hosting "Washington Reality Check" on the syndicated radio show "Good Day USA," serving as political correspondent for the "Talk Radio Countdown Show," and hosting the award winning "New World Chronicle," produced in conjunction with the Agency for International Development. Ratner also produces "Talk Daily," a daily update from key talk shows across the country posted on the Internet daily, and is the author of "101 Ways to Get Your Progressive Ideas on Talk Radio." She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a graduate of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and Harvard University.