Elisabeth Ponsot (Beth) is the Digital News Editor at PBS NewsHour Weekend, where she oversees the program's online team. Beth is responsible for managing the PBS NewsHour's website and social media accounts on the weekends.
Prior to joining PBS NewsHour, Beth was a web producer for PBS Need to Know and worked as a staff reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In addition to her work at NewsHour, Beth is currently a part-time M.S. candidate at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Beth's Most Recent Stories
April 23, 2016
New Orleans is the birthplace of American jazz, and one fixture in the city’s music scene is piano player and singer Jon Cleary. Cleary, who recently won a Grammy award, is one of the headliners playing New Orleans Jazz Fest this week. NewsHour’s Mori Rothman has this profile. Continue reading →
March 27, 2016
At least 65 people, many of them women and children, were killed by an explosion that ripped through a public park in the eastern city of Lahore in Pakistan on Sunday evening, set off just a few feet from a set of swings. Continue reading →
March 13, 2016
Six gunmen opened fire on people in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday, targeting beachgoers at three hotels.
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January 18, 2016
Experts estimate there are thousands of methane leaks across the U.S., compounding the nation’s greenhouse gas inventory and foisting political pressure onto federal regulators to deal with the global warming contributor. Continue reading →
January 10, 2016
In an interview with Sean Penn secretly conducted last year, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman admitted he was the world’s largest supplier of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Continue reading →