Betsy Woodruff Swan

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Updated On January 8, 2023

Betsy Woodruff Swan is an American journalist who is also known as a political reporter. Betsy Woodruff Swan has also appeared on various talk shows and put her opinions on the political world. Currently, she works as a political reporter for the American news website ‘The Daily Beast’. She also covered news of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Early life

Betsy Woodruff  Swan was born on October 31, 1989, in Purcellville, Virginia, United States of America. Currently, she is 32 years old. Betsy Woodruff is the daughter of Scott Woodruff and Jane Tharp Woodruff.

Her mother graduated from the University of Missouri in marketing. She also worked as a bookstore assistant at Patrick Henry College Bookstore. Betsy has two siblings brothers: Chris Woodruff and Jane Woodruff.

Chris is an Executive Director of Life Raft International and Jane is an employee at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. She was raised with her two brothers by her parents. Other than that there is no information’s about her childhood friends.

We can assume that her childhood life was joyful. From her childhood, she had an interest in being a journalist.

Talking about her educational background, From Betsy’s early age she had a great interest in journalism. She completed her graduation from Hillsdale College with a degree in English in 2012.

Net worth

Betsy Woodruff worked for several news websites from an earlier age. From her start as a journalist till now she has earned a decent amount of money in her career.

Currently, the reporter is working for ‘The Daily Beast’ and we can assume that Woodruff’s salary is around $69,000 to $75,000 per year. Her estimated net worth is around 1 million and her income is not revealed till now.

Relationship Status

Betsy Woodruff married Axios reporter Jonathan Swan on September 14, 2019. They stayed in a long-time relationship with the Australian boyfriend, Jonathan who is an Australian journalist and is currently working as a political reporter for ‘AXIOS Media’.

Betsy and Jonathan engage in 2018. Moreover, she announced the birth of her first child, Esther Jane Swan on September 9, 2020.

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Caption: Betsy Woodruff Swan with Jonathan Swan (Source: Pinterest)

About Betsy is not part of any rumors and has controversy till the day. She is progressing in her professional career and also maintaining her love life.

Career and Professional life

Betsy Woodruff had a key interest in news and journalism from a young age. Her parents also support her and get success as a reporter in political writing and reporting. Due to her passion and interest in journalism.

In the first two years of college, she worked for the ‘National Review Institute’. Due to her writing and reporting skills, she was a part of the ‘Dow Journalism program’ in her school. She works for ‘The Hillsdale Collegian’ as a copy editor and reporter.

She works as an editor for ‘City News’.Moreover, she works as a Political writer for the Washington Examiner, also did summer internships, and worked in the broadcasting firms as a reporter in the Toledo Free Express and National Review.

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Caption: Betsy Woodruff Swan profession (Source: Earn The Necklace)

Then after she worked in ‘The Daily Beast’ as a political news reporter in March 2015. There she covered a wide range of topics from politics to pop culture. Moreover, she worked in the political field. She was a well-known face in politics.

She closely covered news during the 2016 American presidential election campaign. Besides it, she also reported on Robert Mueller’s investigation of the involvement of Russia during the election and various issues related to ‘Congress’.

The justice department, immigration, and federal law enforcement are some of the areas which she reported on. She appeared on several talk shows related to political matters such as ‘Morning Joe’, ‘Fox Business’, and ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’.

To this day she is working as a political reporter for ‘The Daily Beast’ and has earned fame and money.


Betsy Woodruff has received numerous awards and honors during her professional career. She was awarded the ‘Michigan Press Association. As a journalist and contributor to the major field, she was awarded the ‘Wallace Brown Award’ in 2014.

Betsy Woodruff Swan – Social media

She is usually active on social media and posts and shares her photos with her boyfriend on Instagram and Twitter accounts. On her Instagram, there are 2.3 k followers and on her Twitter account, there are about 174.8 k followers.

Betsy Woodruff Swan – Body Measurement

Betsy Woodruff is a white skinny lady. She is 5 feet 5 inches (1.68 m) tall and weighs about 57 kg (125 lbs). She has light brown eyes and brown hair. There no other information’s about her other body measurement.

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Caption: Betsy Woodruff Swan body measurement (Source: BiographyPedia)