Betsy Rate

Betsy Rate


Director of Career Development


Betsy Rate began her journalism career with a hammer and a tape measure as a production assistant for a Bill Moyers PBS series. Since then, she’s written, reported and produced stories for screens and stages of all sizes. As an Emmy-nominated producer for various PBS and network news magazines, Betsy’s investigated a range of subjects from the economics of college sports to the evolution of American HIV/AIDS policies. Recently, she helped launch NowThis, the first mobile- and social-first news network and one of the most-watched publishers on Facebook. Betsy is now the senior producer for Tina Brown’s Women in the World, a live journalism event that convenes throughout world. There she’s produced interviews with numerous women of impact including Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Prime Minister Theresa May, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and actress Cate Blanchett. Betsy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she served as an adjunct professor.


Multimedia, Video Journalism