• Betsy Woodruff is an American journalist best known for her work on The Daily Beast.
• She has a net worth of over $600,000 and earns a salary of upwards of $70,000 annually.
• She completed her college education at Hillsdale College and has received several awards due to her involvement with the school's newspaper.
• She is married to Australian journalist Jonathan Swan, whom she met while he was working as a reporter for the local political newspaper • The Hill.
• Betsy is active on social media, mainly expressing her opinion on current events and updating her followers on the latest news.

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FactPolitical reporter, "The Daily Beast".

Who is Betsy Woodruff?

Betsy Woodruff was born on 31 October 1989, in Purcellville, Virginia USA, and is a journalist, best known for working as a reporter and writer for “The Daily Beast”. She’s also appeared on various political-related talk shows to give commentary.

The Wealth of Betsy Woodruff

How rich is Betsy Woodruff? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $600,000, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. According to several sources, she earns a salary upwards of $70,000 annually thanks to her work with “The Daily Beast”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Is She Related to Judy Woodruff

Due to their similar last names, many people have speculated that Betsy may be related to another popular journalist Judy Woodruff who is known for being the anchor of “PBSHour”, and who has been a staple of political reporting since covering the win of US President Jimmy Carter in 1976. She is also the co-founding chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). However, this rumor has been debunked, when a fan asked Betsy on social media if they were related, and she confirmed that Judy is not her mom.
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Another personality that people have speculated that she is related to is journalist Bob Woodruff, who is known for his work as a part of “ABC News” and “ABC World News” and on other networks, covering topics such as elections and other political news. Betsy later mentioned that they are distantly related, but are not really acquainted. Betsy advocates that her rise in the world of journalism is not through her namesakes, but her own efforts.

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Education and Career

While very little is known about Woodruff’s early life, her college education was at Hillsdale College, where she studied for a degree in English. While a part of the school, she also became a part of the Dow Journalism Program, which had her work as an editor, reporter and copy-editor for the school’s newspaper “The Hillsdale Collegian”. Thanks to her involvement with the program, she received several awards including one from the Michigan Press Association.
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She was also heavily involved with other newspapers as a part of her internship, namely the “Toledo Free Press”, “National Review”, and the “Washington Examiner”. She had her first internship at the “Washington Examiner” in 2011, and was then offered a William F. Buckley Fellowship at the National Review Institute, which she remained a part of for two years. She then returned to the “Washington Examiner” as a political writer, and was eventually hired as a political reporter for the “Daily Beast”. She also covers topics such as law enforcement, events on Capitol Hill, and immigration. Thanks to her exposure, she has been invited onto shows on MSNBC and the Fox Business Network.

Personal Life

Betsy is very close with her family, which has supported her journalism career for a longtime. Her mother is a former bookstore assistant at the Patrick Henry College Bookstore. She also has a brother who works as an executive director at Life Raft International and lives in Thailand with his family, and a sister who works at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, in Leesburg, Virginia.

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For her romantic relationships, Betsy married Australian journalist Jonathan Swan, who is known for working as a national political reporter for Axios. The two met in Washington D.C. while Jonathan was working as a reporter for the local political newspaper – “The Hill”. He is a radio producer too, and has covered numerous topics regarding Capitol Hill as well as the current presidency. He’s also appeared on various shows, including “PBS NewsHour”, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “Special Report with Bret Baier”. The two announced their engagement on Facebook, and were married in February 2018.

Betsy Woodruff on Social Media

Similar to numerous journalists, Betsy is highly active online through social media, particularly on Twitter. She mainly expresses her opinion on current events, and also updates her followers on the latest in news. Her Tweets are not only limited to Capitol Hill, but she also keeps up to date on the latest in international news. She rarely posts any personal pictures aside from her one private picture. She has a Facebook account too, but it is private and only shows information to her friends, so public information on her Facebook page is very limited. Numerous videos of her can also be seen online through the website YouTube, which mainly shows clips of her television appearances.


1Political reporter, "The Daily Beast".
2Former William F. Buckley fellow, "National Review".
3Political writer, "Washington Examiner".



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