Betsy Stark Biography, Age, Husband, Career, Net Worth, Awards

Betsy Stark Biography

Betsy Stark is an American media executive and former broadcast news correspondent. Also, She is an actress, known for ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999), The Wall Street Journal Report (1992), and ABC NEWS; formed 2009.

Since January 2011, she has been Managing Director of Content and Media Strategy for the worldwide communications firm Ogilvy Public Relations a division of WPP.

PR Week named Stark a “game-changer” on its annual Power List in July 2013. Therefore citing her work on creating journalistic-quality content to help Ogilvy’s clients tell their stories.

Furthermore, 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 character and crisis management.     

Betsy Stark Age

Stark was born in Massachusetts, USA.


She is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, which has named her one of its most notable former students.

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Betsy Stark Husband

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

Betsy Stark Kids

Stark is the mother of two kids; Ben, a lawyer, and Sara, a writer and art historian. Currently, She is living in New York City.

Betsy Stark Net Worth

Betsy Stark collects an impressive amount of net worth from her career as an American media executive and former broadcast news correspondent. However, her net worth figure is still under review.

But, Betsy’s estimated net worth might be around $1 million.On the contrary, the average salary of the managing director is $149,298 per year.

Besides this, she used to work as a business correspondent on ABC News. All this helps her to uplift their income. As of now, she is living a healthy and wealthy life with her two children.

Journalism Career

Stark has more than twenty years of experience on the business beat. Due to that, She has covered most of the major business and economic stories of her time.

Most recently, she has lead ABC’s coverage of the current stagnation, 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 difficult financial issues accessible to a general audience is a hallmark of her reporting. As a result, it helps to distinguish ABC’s coverage of business.

Stark conducted a single interview with President George W. Bush in 2007. Though, the interview was on the state of the economy and his stewardship of it.

On the other hand, She has interviewed dozens of corporate executives and public officials for her reports on ABC.

BETSY STARK Awards/Honors

Stark’s reporting has earned numerous honors. First, She was nominated for a 2008 Business Emmy for her series, “The Kitchen Table Economy.”

Close images of American families coping with the stagnation. Accordingly, 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,” reviewed unfairness in the advertising industry.

As a result, She was honored with a 2006 Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television.Betsy was nominated for a Loeb Award for her coverage of rising oil prices in 2004.

Afterward, she received an Emmy nomination for her reports on the impact of the Iraq war on the U.S. economy. Again, Stark has also won an Emmy for her participation in ABC’s millennium coverage.

In the same vein, she won a George Foster Peabody Award for her participation in the network’s coverage of 9/11.


Stark joined  ABC News in 1998. Earlier, Stark worked at Dow Jones as a Correspondent. Later, She became a Senior Producer of the weekly “Wall Street Journal Report.” Afterward, in 1996, she was named Anchor and Editor of her own life and also for the daily business news program.

The program was titled, “Heard on the Street A.M.,”  Dow Jones produced the program for a local New York station. Furthermore, She also anchored its public affairs program, “Metro Journal,”. Hence, the program won an award for local political coverage in its first year.

Additionally, Stark was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting for her work on the CBS/Westmoreland trial. Though, this was earlier in her career as a documentary producer for ‘Inside Story’, the PBS series on the media. 

Betsy Stark Awards

  • Holmes Report, Global SABRE Awards, Winner, “Fighting Fire With Fire: Resetting the Media Dialogue For Mexico,” Mexico Tourism Board, Ogilvy PR/New York (2012)
  • PR News Platinum PR Awards, Honorable Mention, Crisis Management, “Fighting Fire with Fire: Resetting the Media Dialogue for Mexico,” Mexico Tourism Board, Ogilvy PR (2012)
  • National Emmy Awards for “The Broken Pension Promise,”(2005) “ABC 2000,”(1999) and “The CBS-Westmoreland Controversy.”(1983) “The Inauguration of Barack Obama” (2009)
  • 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”

Betsy Stark tweets

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Last Updated On:11th January 2023