Betsy Woodruff is an American political reporter for the Daily Beast mostly mistaken as the daughter of the famous American broadcast journalist, Judy Woodruff. Although the two share no blood relationship, they are related in some way – in their surnames and profession.
Betsy Woodruff has always had a thing for journalism since her early age and with great support from her parents, she has been able to carve a path for herself in the political writing and reporting field. Not only does she report on political matters, the young and vibrant lady with strong work values also gives her opinion on political matters. Today, she is celebrated as one of the popular faces on screen. Let’s find out more about the beautiful journalist.
Who is Betsy Woodruff?
Betsy was born on October 31, 1989, in Purcellville, Virginia. She is the daughter of Scott Woodruff and Jane Tharp Woodruff, a former bookstore assistant at Patrick Henry College Bookstore. Woodruff’s ethnicity is Caucasian, she holds an American nationality. She is also a degree holder from Hillsdale College where she studied English.
Betsy has nursed her passion for journalism since she was young and she took a big step into becoming one after her graduation in 2010, She did her internship at the Washington Examiner and worked as a reporter in other broadcasting firms like the Toledo Free Press and National Review before she joined the American news and opinion website, Daily Breast in 2015, as a reporter. She also appeared in a good number of shows, some of which include Hardball with Chris Matthews, Morning Joe and Fox Business. At Daily Beast, Betsy covers topics that range from campaigns to Capitol Hills. She was also a major contributor to the Daily Beast news in the 2016 American Presidential election that brought in Donald J. Trump as the country’s 45th President. Her hard work and commitment to her career give her an estimated net worth of $1 million with a whopping annual earning ranging between $69k to $75k.
Meet Her Parents
Betsy’s parents are among her major fans. The political reporter has in fact learnt all her work ethics from her parents. Her mother, Jane who is now a housewife, graduated from the University of Missouri where she studied Marketing. Even though she is reluctant about politics, she is supportive of her daughter. Jane is also very active on social media, she often posts pictures of herself and family members including her son in laws.
Betsy is a sister to Chris Woodruff the executive director at Life Raft International, and Jane Woodruff who works at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig.
Is Betsy Woodruff Married?
Daily Beast news reporter Betsy Woodruff is not yet married but she is on her way to becoming a wife to her longtime boyfriend Jonathan Swan. She shared pictures of her engagement to the Australian journalist on Facebook on March 11, 2018, beneath the picture, she wrote: “I’m going to get married to this guy”.
There is no news of Betsy’s past relationship with anyone but in 2014, she revealed in an interview that she has a boyfriend who, though she did not mention who he was, is believed to be Swan.
Jonathan Swan who currently works for the American National news and information website Axios is best known for covering the Trump presidency and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. He was born on August 7, 1985 and has appeared in various news shows some of which include the PBS NewsHour, Morning Joe and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Prior to joining Axios, the Australian journalist worked with a Washington-based political newspaper, The Hill, as its national political reporter.
Is She Related to Bob or Judy Woodruff?
Following the similarities in their surnames, Betsy Woodruff is often being mistaken to be the daughter of either Bob Woodruff or Judy Woodruff. Interestingly, the three Woodruffs (Betsy, Judy and Bob) are journalists in their own rights, but they are in no way related to each other. Bob whose real name is Robert Warren “Bob” Woodruff, is the son of real estate agents Frances Ann (Dawson) and Robert Norman Woodruff Jr. He is married to Lee McConaughy with four children namely Macklin Robert (Mack), Cathryn, and twins Claire and Nora.
Judy, on the other hand, is the daughter of an Army chief warrant officer William H. Woodruff and Anna Lee (née Payne) Woodruff. Her full name is Judy Carline Woodruff, she has only one sister whose name is Anita. Judy is married to a columnist and former reporter, Al Hunt. Her children include Jeffrey, Benjamin, and Lauren Hunt. While Bob and Judy are not related in any way, they also share no relation with the young beautiful journalist Betsy Woodruff. Their surnames were just coincidental.