Elisabeth Ponsot (Beth) is a multimedia journalist living in New York City.
She is the Digital News Editor for the weekend edition of the PBS NewsHour. Her written and video work is published regularly on the NewsHour's website and social platforms and has been broadcast nationally on PBS.
Beth is responsible for managing the team of reporters who produce NewsHour's breaking news, online video and social media coverage on the weekends.
In addition to producing original written stories, video and graphics for digital and social, Beth and her team collaborate with the broadcast producers at PBS NewsHour Weekend to best package and promote their television pieces across platforms.
Beth was previously a multimedia reporter and social media editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She shot and edited video features across beats -- from arts and culture reporting to business and the environment.
She was also key member of the team that founded Pipeline, now called PowerSource, the Post-Gazette's online news platform dedicated to energy reporting.
The Pipeline team was awarded the 2011 Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the 2011 Online Journalism Award for Best Specialty Site.
Beth graduated with honors in 2016 from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She completed her graduate degree over two years while working full time. Her coursework focused on narrative writing, investigative reporting and new media best practices.
Upon graduation, Beth was a recipient of the Horgan Prize, which encourages "skeptical, insightful reporting on issues of science and technology."
Beth received her undergraduate degree in 2010 from Colby College, where she majored in Government and was Editor-in-Chief of the Colby Echo.
Beth studied abroad in Dijon, France, where she attended the Université de Bourgogne, and in Paris, where she took classes at Sciences Po and Columbia University's Reid Hall. She speaks French fluently.
Originally from Queens, NY, Beth now lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.