Betsy Woodruff Bio: Age, Married, Father, Mother

By Suraj Khatri | Published On: 19 Jun, 2018
Betsy Woodruff Bio: Age, Married, Father, Mother

American reporter Betsy Woodruff is known as the political reporter for The Daily Beast. She is the fiancée of Capitol Hill reporter Jonathan Swan. Betsy is also known for her thought-provoking and insightful political discussion with prominent personalities from a diverse spectrum of the political system. 

How Much Is Betsy Woodruff’s Net Worth?

Betsy Woodruff summons the prominent part of her net worth from her media career. She has mustered her wealth by working in various prestigious companies like Washington Examiner, National Reviews, and She has been earning her fortunes as a political reporter in The Daily Beast since 2015.

Betsy started her career at the early age as a writer for the Washington Examiner in 2011. As per Paysa, the average salary of the writer of Washington Examiner is $75,978. The experienced writer, Betsy has likely earned more than the average salary.

After a year, she started working for the National Reviews. Betsy earned the William F. Buckley Fellowship from the National Review Institute in 2012. After serving there for two years, she finally landed back in Washington Examiner. She has also worked for

Betsy joined The Daily Beast as a political reporter in March 2015. She has been serving there covering the major stories regarding Justice Department, Immigration, and federal law enforcement. As per Glassdoor, the reporter at The Daily Beast earns the base pay of $69k-$76k. She earns far more than the average salary because of her work experience for three years.

Engaged To Reporter Fiancé; Insights Into Her Personal Life

The Daily Beast reporter is engaged to Australian journalist Jonathan Swan. Betsy shared a picture with her beau on Facebook on 11 March 2018 and stated that she's going to marry him. She even displayed her stunning engagement ring in the picture where her fiancé was seen kissing her. The reporter duo dated each other for quite a long time before they got engaged.

Betsy with her fiancé Jonathan in a picture shared on 11 March 2018 (Photo: Facebook)

Jonathan currently works as a national political reporter for Axios, which is an American news and information website. He covers the Trump presidency and republic leaders on Capitol Hill. He has appeared in various news shows like Morning Joe, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and PBS NewsHour.

The couple is enjoying a buttery smooth relationship and is often seen flaunting pictures on social media. On 3 March 2016, Jonathan jokingly asked his Twitter followers not to listen to Betsy as she is more of a strategic philanthropist than a reporter.

Betsy's Family Life; Mother Hates Politics

Betsy has a supportive family in Purcellville, Virginia. She was born to Scott Woodruff and Jane Tharp Woodruff. The hardworking and dedicated reporter Betsy adapted the work ethics from her Christian father.

Her mother Jane is a housewife, who graduated from the University of Missouri in Marketing. She hates politics in contrast to her daughter.

Betsy shares an intimate bonding with her brother Chris Woodruff. He works at Life Raft International as an executive director. As of now, he resides in Bangkok, Thailand with his family. Her sister Jane Woodruff works at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. Currently, she lives in Leesburg, Virginia.

Political news reporter Betsy was previously mistaken as the daughter of Judy Woodruff. On 14 November 2017, Betsy confirmed that Judy is not her mom.

Short Bio

Betsy Woodruff was born in Purcellville, Virginia and celebrates her birthday on 31 October every year. However, her exact age is still a mystery. She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The television reporter graduated from Hillsdale College in 2010 with a degree in English. She was involved in Dow Journalism Program and is a recipient of multiple awards from Michigan Press Association.