Betsy Stark Biography

Betsy Stark is an American media executive and former broadcast news correspondent. She is an actress, known for ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999), The Wall Street Journal Report (1992) and ABC News: Inauguration 2009 (2009). Since January 2011, she has been Managing Director of Content and Media Strategy for the global communications firm Ogilvy Public Relations a division of WPP.

In July 2013, PR Week named Stark a “game changer” on its annual Power List, citing her work creating journalistic-quality content to help Ogilvy’s clients tell their stories. Her work directing a 13-part video series on behalf of the Government of Mexico was honored with both SABRE and PR Week awards for reputation and crisis management.

Betsy Stark Age

Stark was born in Massachusetts, USA.

Betsy Stark Education

She is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, which has named her one of its most Notable Alumnae.

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Betsy Stark Husband

According to reports, Stark is a single mother. Stark has not revealed the father of her children, for now, she lives with her children only.

Betsy Stark Kids

Stark is the mother of two children, Ben, a lawyer, and Sara, a writer and art historian. She lives in New York City.

Betsy Stark Net Worth

Stark net worth is still under review but shall keep you posted.

Betsy Stark Journalism Career

With more than two decades of experience on the business beat, Stark has covered most of the major business and economic stories of her time. Most recently, she has spearheaded ABC’s coverage of the current recession, including the credit crisis, the stock market crash of 2008, the government’s emergency bailout of banks, and the fallout of these extraordinary events on Main Street Americans.

Stark’s ability to make complex financial issues accessible to a general audience is a hallmark of her reporting and has helped distinguish ABC’s coverage of business.

In 2007 Stark conducted an exclusive interview with President George W. Bush on the state of the economy and his stewardship of it. She has interviewed dozens of corporate executives and public officials for her reports on ABC.

Stark’s reporting has earned numerous honors. She was nominated for a 2008 Business Emmy for her series, “The Kitchen Table Economy,” intimate portraits of American families coping with the recession. Her stories on “The Broken Pension Promise” won the 2005 Business Emmy for reporting on a current news story.

She earned an Emmy nomination that same year for her coverage of the housing bubble. Her story “Motherhood on Madison Avenue,” which examined sexism in the advertising industry, was honored with a 2006 Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television.

In 2004 she was nominated for a Loeb Award for her coverage of rising oil prices, and she received an Emmy nomination for her reports on the impact of the Iraq war on the U.S. economy. Stark has also won an Emmy for her participation in ABC’s millennium coverage and a George Foster Peabody Award for her participation in the network’s coverage of 9/11.

Before joining ABC News in 1998, Stark worked at Dow Jones as Correspondent and later Senior Producer of the weekly “Wall Street Journal Report.” In 1996 she was named Anchor and Editor of her own live, daily business news program, “Heard on the Street A.M.,” produced by Dow Jones for a local New York station. She also anchored its public affairs program, “Metro Journal,” which won an award for local political coverage in its first year.

Earlier in her career, as a documentary producer for “Inside Story,” the PBS series on the media, Stark was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting for her work on the CBS/Westmoreland trial.

Betsy Stark Awards

  • Holmes Report, Global SABRE Awards, Winner,(2012)
  • PRNews Platinum PR Awards, Honorable Mention, Crisis Management (2012)
  • National Emmy Awards for “The Broken Pension Promise,”(2005) 
  • George Foster Peabody Award for “Coverage of 9/11” (2001) and “ABC 2000” (1999)
  • Gracie Award for “Motherhood on Madison Avenue” (2006)
  • ICI-American University Award for Excellence in Personal Finance Journalism for “Midwest Floods”
  • NYSSCPA Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for “Paying Down the Debt”