Betty Ann Bowser
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.
Betty Ann's Most Recent Stories
July 5, 2013
Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, the U.S. is far from the top in preventing infant mortality. Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images. I know it just doesn’t sound right, but all of the international research … Continue reading →
May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie announced that she has undergone a double mastectomy after she learned she was strongly predisposed to developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images The news went viral right away. Movie star Angelina Jolie announced … Continue reading →
April 22, 2013
Top photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. Last Monday afternoon, author Erica Brown had some time on her hands in Boston. She was there to address a cultural arts gathering, and, with a few hours before the … Continue reading →
March 20, 2013
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images The roller coaster often starts in the middle of the night with a long-distance phone call. “Miss Bowser,” the caller begins tentatively. “It’s about your Mother.” And that’s how my chaotic ride through the years … Continue reading →
March 7, 2013
We’ve all done it. Come to work when we’re sick. We know we’re not doing our fellow workers any favors by exposing them to whatever we’ve got, but pressure to get our jobs done almost always trumps common sense. Well, … Continue reading →