About Beth @bponsot
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 online news coverage 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 multimedia reporter and social media editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Colby College.
Beth’s Recent Stories
Nation Jul 17Three police officers killed, three injured in Baton Rouge shooting
Three members of law enforcement were killed and three were wounded following a shootout at a gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday morning. The suspected shooter is also dead, officials said.
Episode Jul 10PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 10, 2016
On this edition for Sunday, July 10, Dallas residents try to move past the mass shooting attack on the city’s police force this week. Later, a breakdown of why U.S. presidential conventions rules matter so much. And, see how a…
Health Jun 26Americans who confronted ‘surprise’ medical bills share their stories
Last year, Consumer Reports found 30 percent of Americans with private health insurance have received a surprise bill, where their insurance plan paid less than they expected.
Nation Jun 19The unique trauma of mass shootings — and how hospitals can prepare
In the wake of tragedy, emergency room professionals confront how best to prepare for a mass shooting.
Nation Jun 16Philadelphia approves tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages
The 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax is expected to raise about $91 million for the city each year.
Nation Jun 05NPR photojournalist, interpreter killed while reporting in Afghanistan
David Gilkey, an NPR journalist whose photographs chronicled decades of global events, died in Afghanistan on Sunday.
Nation May 08Surviving the Holocaust as a ‘hidden child’ in Athens
It was shortly before Passover in 1944 when 6-year-old Solomon Kofinas saw his father and sister for the last time.
World Mar 27Women and children among dozens killed in Pakistan park bombing
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…
World Mar 19Istanbul bomber who killed four, including two Americans, linked to ISIS
A suicide bomber hit a section of Istanbul popular with tourists on Saturday, killing at least four others and wounding dozens.
World Mar 13At least 14 dead after gunmen storm Ivory Coast beach resort town
Six gunmen opened fire on people in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday, targeting beachgoers at three hotels.