Betsy West is an award-winning producer and executive with over 30 years of experience in television news and documentaries. Most recently, she was executive producer of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, the online video archive www.makers.com and PBS documentary about the women’s movement that aired nationwide in February, 2013.
At ABC News, Betsy was a field producer based first in Chicago, then New York and London, where she traveled extensively covering international stories for Nightline. Her work at Nightline and as co-creator and executive producer of Turning Point earned her 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. As senior vice president at CBS News from 1998-2005, she oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and was executive-in-charge of the PrimeTime Emmy award-winning documentary 9/11. In 2006, Betsy co-produced Oren Jacoby’s theatrical documentary Constantine’s Sword for Storyville Films. She is currently executive producer of The Lavender Scare, a documentary about the origins of the gay rights movement.
Betsy has a B.A. from Brown and a M.S. from Syracuse University.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
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