Biography of Betsy Woodruff; Is she Married? Her Career, Tattoos & More

Betsy Woodruff is a famous American political reporter who worked for The Daily Beast American news website focusing on pop culture and politics and developed her writing and reporting skills.

Betsy Woodruff was born on October 31, 1989, in Purcellville, Virginia, the United States of America with the horoscope of Scorpio. Her parents are  Scott Woodruff (father) and Jane Tharp Woodruff (mother). Her father’s job is as a bookstore assistant at Patrick Henry College Bookstore while her mother is a homemaker.

Betsy Woodruff's family
Caption: Betsy Woodruff’s family
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She was born in a middle-class family and grew up with her siblings, brother; Chris Woodruff, sister; Jane Woodruff. Her brother serves as an executive director at Life Raft International while her sister works at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. Betsy belongs to an American Nationality and holds Caucasian ethnicity.


She attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in the year 2008 where she studied English and graduated in June 2012. Further, she was also enrolled in her school’s Dow Journalism Program and worked as a copy editor, reporter, and City News editor for The Hillsdale Collegian.


Betsy Woodruff developed an interest in the field of journalism at a very young age, which only grew with time, leading her to pursue her career as a journalist. Later, her career started as a writer for the National Review, and Toledo Free Press.

In the year 2011, she did her internship at the Washington Examiner. She received the William F. Buckley Fellowship for National Review Institute after her graduation. She worked for two years there.

Caption: American Journalist and Reporter Betsy Woodruff
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After that, Betsy started working as a writer- writing about politics in the Washington Examiner and left soon in search of new opportunities. Since 2015 March, Betsy started working as a political reporter in The Daily Beast.

Betsy also covered several topics regarding campaigns to Capitol Hills. While closely covering the presidential campaign that year, she also reported on Robert Mueller’s investigation of the involvement of Russia in the election and about several issues associated with Congress.

Awards & Honors

Her 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 the year 2014.

How much is Betsy Woodruff Net Worth & Salary?

Betsy Woodruff’s hard work and commitment earn a bunch of money out of her reporting profession. According to some online sources, she makes an annual salary of $69k to $75k from The Daily Beast. Betsy has an estimated net worth of around $1 million which she earned through her journalism career.

Who is Besty Woodruff Husband?

Betsy Woodruff is a happily married woman. She tied the wedding knot to her husband Jonathan Swan on 14th September 2019 in Washington, D.C at an intimate wedding. This couple dated for a long time and got engaged. Her husband, Jonathan is an Australian journalist who currently working as a U.S. national political reporter for Axios.

Caption: Betsy Woodruff and her husband Jonathan Swan Photo: Betsy Woodruff’s Facebook

She often shares her picture with her husband where they seem happy. This couple is free of rumors and controversy and living a blissful life with her husband.

Betsy Woodruff’s Body Measurements

Betsy Woodruff keeps her body well maintained. She stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches while her body weight is around 57kg. Talking about her body structure is 34-26-34 inches which includes her bust size, waist size, and hip size respectively. Her hair color is brown and has a pair of light brown eyes.


Betsy Woodruff is rumored to have a tattoo but in a video, she said that

“It was a clickbait in the sense that like I did not really get a tattoo but I have been debating a tattoo for a very long time”