When people think of journalists, they often think of paparazzi chasing superstars all over Hollywood, and people sitting in offices typing articles on their computers. However, most journalists are hard-working, educated people who have fought hard to earn their careers; Betsy Woodruff is one of them. Who is this beautiful reporter and is she the daughter of famous journalists Bob and Judy Woodruff?
Early life and education
Betsy Woodruff was born on October 31, 1989 in Purcellville, Virginia, USA. She is a white woman and has American nationality.
Her parents are Jane Tharp and Scott Woodruff and she has a brother, Chris, and a sister who shares a first name with her mother, Jane. Woodruff’s mother graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Missouri and used to work at the Patrick Henry College Bookstore, but became a housewife after the birth of her children. Unlike her daughter, Jane does not like to talk about political topics and tries not to talk about them whenever she can.
Woodruff’s high school education has not been disclosed, but in 2008 she enrolled at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, USA, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English language in 2012.
While in college, she was part of the university’s Dow Journalism Program.
She that her parents, especially her father, are the ones responsible for her strong business ethic, as they both had quite successful careers and tried to instill in their children the importance of a stable and long-lasting career. Her brother shares her serious attitude to business as he is the executive director of Life Raft International and currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Woodruff’s sister is a successful attorney who works for Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, based in Leesburg, Virginia.
While still in college, Woodruff began writing for several newspapers, including the National Review, the Washington Examiner, and the Toledo Free Press. When she graduated, she interned at the Washington Examiner, where she began writing about politics.
In the spring of 2015, Woodruff joined the Daily Beast, an American online news and opinion newspaper, as a political reporter. She covered topics such as federal law enforcement, justice and issues related to immigration. She also reported from Capitol Hill and covered the 2016 presidential campaign.
All this has led her to appear in various TV shows such as “Fox Business”, “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, “Deadline: White House” and “Morning Joe”. She also appeared as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd”.
In 2016, Woodruff was given her biggest job yet when she covered the presidential election, including all Congressional affairs and Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian involvement in Trump’s victory.
Woodruff’s has won several awards for its journalism, including the National Review Institute’s William F Buckley Fellowship and the award given by the Michigan Press Association.
In 2014 she won the prestigious Wallace Brown Award for ‘best and most honest young journalist’.
On 11e In March 2018, Woodruff became engaged to her longtime partner and colleague, Jonathan Swan. Jonathan is a well-known journalist who started his career at “Fairfax Media”, an Australian media house, but he soon started working for Axios Media, covering national political news. He became involved in political controversy when he was accused by Ronald Kessler, who is a journalist for the Washington Post, of being one of several journalists who produced sponsored articles about then-newly elected US President Trump.
The claims came as Swan became the first journalist to release several high-profile stories containing information previously unknown.
The pair dated for several years, and while the exact date their relationship began is unknown, it is rumored to have happened sometime in 2014, as that was the year Woodruff revealed she had a boyfriend without revealing his name. to make. In March 2018, Woodruff several of their intimate photos, including that of her engagement ring, on her Facebook profile, with the caption, “I’m marrying this man!” The couple tied the knot at 14e September 2019 in Washington DC, where the couple still lives.
Woodruff is active on social media and has accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She is quite popular on the latter two, with many fans looking forward to every photo she posts.
Connections to Bob and Judy Woodruff
Many people think that Betsy Woodruff is the daughter of Judy and Bob Woodruff, especially since they are both journalists as well. However, the trio are not related in any way and it is not disclosed if they ever met – their shared name and profession is just a coincidence.
Judy Woodruff is the anchor and general manager of PBS News Hour, the founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation, and has worked for PBS, NBC, and CNN. She is the daughter of Anna Lee and army officer William Woodruff.
Bob Woodruff is the journalist who worked for companies like ABC and CBS News. He was wounded in Iraq while covering the war events and this led him to create the Bob Woodruff Foundation which specializes in supporting veterans and their families.
As a Daily Beast reporter, Woodruff’s annual salary is reportedly around $75,000. Her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million dollars, as of early 2020.
Woodruff is 1.68 m tall and weighs about 57 kg. She is a slender lady with light brown hair and dark eyes.