Betsy Petrick

Fact Checker

Betsy Petrick


Ohio Wesleyan University, Brandeis University, Northeastern University


  • Writer, editor, researcher, and publisher for a variety of news outlets in online publishing and TV news
  • Experience researching and interviewing a wide range of individuals, including a former US President and Vice President, former Cabinet members, and top executives
  • Multiple marathon and triathlon finisher, including an Ironman


Betsy has researched and written about how various domestic policies affect peoples' every day life, including healthcare, education, environment, and labor. She has experience in national television media and online publishing. 


Betsy received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, International Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in International Political Economy from Brandeis University, and a Master of Business Administration in International Business Management from Northeastern University. 

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