Betsy is the weekday news anchor at 5:00 & 6:00 on ABC 6 News in Rochester. Betsy is originally from Southeastern Minnesota, having grown up in the Winona area. She started at ABC 6 News in July of 2009.
Betsy got her start in television news as a reporter and anchor in Columbus, Mississippi. From there she was the weekend anchor for WTXL in Tallahassee, Florida. She also worked as a reporter/anchor for WHBQ in Memphis, TN where she covered the Jonesboro, Arizona school shooting in 1998. But her longing to be closer to home brought her back to Minnesota. She returned home to be close to family and was hired at the NBC affiliate in Rochester, MN as the 6:00 and 10:00 anchor during which time the 6:00 newscast won two Regional Emmy Awards. Over the course of her career Betsy has won a number of awards and honors for her work anchoring and reporting.
Betsy is an avid supporter of people with developmental disabilities and sits on numerous boards and committees that advocate and raise money for people with special needs. She also serves as a community liaison for dozens of non-profit organizations and charities.
She is married and has two young boys. When not volunteering for various community events you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her family or rooting in the stands at youth baseball games.
Betsy says, “I strongly believe that in order to make a difference you have to lovingly get involved. Kindness doesn’t have to be returned in order for you to share it.”