About Host Beth Ward
Program Host: Beth Ward
Award-winning journalist Beth Ward covered hundreds of stories and conducted thousands of interviews during her 17-year career in television news. As an anchor and reporter in Washington, DC and in Springfield, MA she has covered everything from Presidents and the Clinton White House to city hall, from Capitol Hill to community events. Beth also spent several years as a Health Reporter during a critical time when the health care crisis in the United States started to take shape.
Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts. During her college career, The American University invited Beth to attend its prestigious Washington Semester Journalism Program. She also participated in a political science program at Georgetown University where she also served as an intern for then Congressman Edward Boland.
Beth began her television news career as a producer for the morning news at WFSB TV3 in Hartford, Connecticut. She then moved to WWLP TV22 in Springfield, Massachusetts eventually becoming a full time reporter at the NBC affiliate. After four years, Beth moved to Washington, DC where she worked as a reporter and anchor at CNN, FOX NEWS NETWORK, WUSA, Newschannel 8 and WJLA. During this time, along with her reporting and anchoring duties, Beth was proud to co-host a local morning television talk show showcasing positive people and stories in the Washington, DC area.
However, after six years in the Nation’s Capital, Beth and her family decided to come back home to Massachusetts where she spent the next ten years as an anchor/reporter at WGGB, the Springfield ABC affiliate. Beth filled many roles at WGGB, anchoring every show during her tenure, from the morning, noon, the early evening at the 11 p.m. broadcasts.
Beth left WGGB in 2004 to start her own Public Relations and consulting business. She continues to own and operate Ward Public Relations today.
Beth and her husband reside in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts with their two children.
"I am thrilled to be joining the WGBY and Westfield State University family. As Schools Match Wits has such a long and rich tradition in the Pioneer Valley and I'm so happy to be a part of the show's new chapter. This is an exciting time for ASMW! We are moving into this new season with a new look and feel, and we're anxious to share this with viewers. I couldn't have asked for a better role in coming back to television. I'm looking forward to an exciting year!"