Betsy Stark is the Business Correspondent for ABC News. Her reports on the economy, Wall Street, business trends and companies around the world are featured regularly on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, ABC News Radio and ABC News Now.
Stark is an accomplished financial journalist who has covered most of the major business stories of the last two decades. Recent reports have focused on the bubble in home prices; under funding in private pensions; the debate over Social Security reform; the decline of the American auto industry; and continuing concerns about energy prices and the need for a national energy policy. Her depth and breadth of experience are matched by an ability to make complex subjects accessible to a general audience.
Before joining ABC News in 1998, Stark worked at Dow Jones for 10 years, where she was correspondent and later senior producer of the weekly Wall Street Journal Report. In 1996, she was named anchor and editor of her own live, daily business news program, Heard on the Street A.M, produced by Dow Jones for a local New York station. She also anchored its public affairs program, Metro Journal, which won an award for local political coverage in its first year.
More recently, for her work at ABC News, she was nominated for a Business Emmy for her coverage of "War and the Economy," and she is the winner of an Emmy award for her participation in ABC's millennium coverage and the winner of a George Foster Peabody award for her participation in the network's coverage of 9/11.
Earlier in her career, as a documentary producer for Inside Story, the PBS series on the media, she was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.
Stark is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is the mother of two children and lives in New York City.