About

Beth Ponsot headshotElis­a­beth Pon­sot (Beth) is a mul­ti­me­dia jour­nal­ist liv­ing in
Brook­lyn, New York.

Cur­rently, Beth is the Mul­ti­me­dia Edi­tor for the week­end edi­tion of the PBS New­sHour, where she is respon­si­ble for mul­ti­me­dia report­ing, online edit­ing and social media production.

Pre­vi­ously, she was the Asso­ciate Web Pro­ducer of PBS’ national pol­i­tics show, Need to Know. Her work for Need to Know has been pub­lished by Atlantic Cities, The Cli­mate Desk, Grist and Mother Jones.

Before mov­ing back to her home­town of NYC, Beth was a Mul­ti­me­dia Pro­ducer and video­g­ra­pher at the Pitts­burgh Post-Gazette, where she was also the Social Media Edi­tor of Pipeline, the national award-winning niche site run by a team of reporters at the Post-Gazette.

For her work on Pipeline, Beth won the 2011 Edward J. Mee­man Award award for envi­ron­men­tal report­ing, given each year by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Pipeline was also hon­ored at the 2011 Online News Asso­ci­a­tion awards cer­e­mony in Boston for Best Spe­cialty Site. The judges called Pipeline an “inno­v­a­tive part­ner­ship on a very impor­tant story” and “a hard and an admirable jour­nal­is­tic endeavor.”

Beth grad­u­ated cum laude from Colby Col­lege in 2010. Dur­ing her col­lege tenure, she was named Editor-in-Chief of the Colby Echo, the college’s student-run news­pa­per for which she had pre­vi­ously been news edi­tor (Fall 2007– Spring 2008) and man­ag­ing edi­tor (Fall 2008).

While in school, Beth worked as a research assis­tant at Duke University’s DeWitt Cen­ter for Media & Democ­racy where she researched new media trends and com­pu­ta­tional jour­nal­ism. She also spent a sum­mer as a news reporter for the Queens Tri­bune news­pa­per in New York City.

More detail regard­ing Beth’s back­ground can be found on her LinkedIn pro­file page— or if you have ques­tions, sim­ply con­tact her directly.