Associate Professor Betsy West received her B.A. from Brown University, and her M.S. in Communications from Syracuse University. Ms. West began her career at ABC News, where she was a field producer at "Nightline" and "World News Tonight" and a senior producer at "Nightline" and "PrimeTime Live." She helped create and served as executive producer from 1994-1998 of the documentary series "Turning Point," which, among other honors, won two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.
From 1998 to 2005, Ms. West was senior vice president for CBS News, where she oversaw "60 Minutes," "60 Minutes II" and "48 Hours." She was the executive in charge of "9/11," winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Documentary.
Betsy West is executive producer of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," a documentary and Internet project about the women’s movement that is currently in production for PBS and AOL. She was co-producer of "Constantine's Sword," a feature-length documentary film that premiered June, 2007 at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was released theatrically and on DVD in 2008.
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