Betsy Woodruff Biography

Betsy Woodruff is an American political journalist, best known for her association with ‘The Daily Beast.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Betsy Woodruff
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 31, 1989

Nationality: American

Famous: Journalists Newspaper Columnists

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born in: Purcellville, Virginia, United States

Famous as: Reporter

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

Family:

father: Scott Woodruff

mother: Jane Tharp Woodruff

siblings: Jane Woodruff

U.S. State: Virginia

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Betsy Woodruff is an American journalist, best known for her remarkable political writing and reporting. She presently works as a political reporter for the American news and opinion website ‘The Daily Beast,’ which focuses on politics and pop culture. Betsy is often mistaken as the daughter of either Judy Woodruff or Bob Woodruff. However, she is not related to any of these two personalities. The only thing that is common among the three is that they coincidentally share the same surname and profession. Betsy was passionate about journalism from an early age and wrote for ‘National Review,’ the ‘Toledo Free Press’ and the ‘Washington Examiner’ while she was still a student. She worked with various magazines and newspapers before joining ‘The Daily Beast’ as a political reporter. She remained a major contributor to the website’s news during the 2016 American presidential election. She has also appeared on TV shows such as ‘Fox Business,’ ‘Morning Joe,’ and ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews.’ She is engaged to Australian journalist Jonathan Swan, who presently works as a political reporter for ‘AXIOS Media.’

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Betsy Woodruff
Early Life & Career
  • Betsy Woodruff developed an interest in the field of journalism at a young age, which only grew with time, leading her to pursue her career as a journalist. She received full support from her parents and eventually succeeded in making her mark as a reporter in the area of political writing and reporting. She also shares her opinion on political matters and critical issues. Betsy illustrated her writing and reporting skills as a student and was part of her school’s ‘Dow Journalism Program.’ She also worked for ‘The Hillsdale Collegian’ as a reporter, a copy editor, and a ‘City News’ editor. As a student, she also wrote for the ‘Washington Examiner,’ ‘National Review,’ and the ‘Toledo Free Press.’ In 2011, she started working as a summer intern for the ‘Washington Examiner.’ Following her graduation from ‘Hillsdale’ in 2012, she won the ‘William F Buckley Fellowship’ from the ‘National Review Institute.’ She worked for a couple of years for ‘National Review’ and then joined the ‘Washington Examiner’ again. Earlier, she had a stint with the online magazine titled ‘Slate.’
  • Betsy joined ‘The Daily Beast’ as a political reporter in March 2015. With time, she has emerged as a major contributor of the news and opinion website. The areas covered by her include the justice department, federal law enforcement, and immigration. She was a major contributor of ‘The Daily Beast’ news during the 2016 American presidential election. While closely covering the presidential campaign that year, Betsy also reported on Robert Mueller’s investigation of the involvement of Russia in the election and about several issues associated with ‘Congress’. Betsy has also given her opinion on various political matters on shows such as ‘Fox Business,’ ‘Morning Joe,’ and ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews.’ Betsy’s successful career as a journalist has seen her receive several honors and awards, such as an award from the ‘Michigan Press Association.’ Her achievement in journalism also fetched her the ‘Wallace Brown Award’ in 2014.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Betsy Woodruff was born on October 31, 1989, in the town of Purcellville in Loudoun County, Virginia, US, to Scott Woodruff and Jane Tharp Woodruff. Her mother worked at the ‘Patrick Henry College Bookstore’ as a bookstore assistant and is presently a homemaker.
  • Betsy started attending ‘Hillsdale College’ in Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2008 and obtained her degree in English in June 2012.
  • Her brother, Chris Woodruff, who presently lives with his family in Bangkok, Thailand, serves as an executive director at ‘Life Raft International.’ Her sister, Jane Woodruff, lives in Leesburg, Virginia, and works at ‘Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig.’
  • Betsy revealed in 2014 that she had a boyfriend, although she did not mention his name at that time. Some sources believe him to be Australian journalist Jonathan Swan, who currently works as a US political reporter for ‘AXIOS Media.’ The two got engaged recently, and pictures of their engagement were shared by Betsy on ‘Facebook’ on March 11, 2018. She also mentioned, “I’m going to get married to this guy.” Jonathan’s father, Norman Swan, is a Scottish–Australian journalist, broadcaster, and physician. Although Betsy and Jonathan have not publicly confirmed their wedding date, according to sources, the wedding will be held on September 14, 2019, in Washington, DC.
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Last Updated
- July 09, 2019

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