Betty Ann Bowser

Health Correspondent

Betty Ann Bowser, the new Health Correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, graduated Ohio Wesleyan in 1966. By 1974, she was working for CBS, where she remained for the next 14 years. For the CBS Nightly News, she covered countless international stories, including famine in Africa and troubles in the Middle East. She also was the co-anchor of 30 Minutes, a news magazine program that won four Emmy's as well as DuPont and Peabody awards.

In 1986, she came to the NewsHour as a general assignment correspondent, reporting on every major domestic news story, including the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. She also has done extensive and award-winning science/health reporting, with stories such as concussions, dogs and cancer, conflicting reports about bisphenyl A, the development of teen brains and the presence of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers.

She lives in Boulder, Colorado and has two sons.

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