Betsy Hart is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service. Her column on cultural and family issues, “From the Hart,” is distributed each week to hundreds of newspapers cross the country. It regularly appears in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Denver Rocky Mountain News, The Boston Herald, The Washington Times and many other major papers.
Betsy’s first book, "It Takes a Parent: How the Culture of Pushover Parenting is Hurting out Kids – and What to do About It," was released in September, 2005, and was a top seller for its publisher, Putnam Books. It was endorsed by Bill Bennett, Laura Ingraham, Kate O’Beirne, and other leading public figures, and received tremendous media attention and praise. Echoing the acclaim, Sean Hannity told his audience when Betsy appeared on FOX’s Hannity and Colmes show, “I love this book!”
Betsy hosts her own radio program featuring commentary and common sense insights on parenting and family life. Her new show, "It Takes a Parent," is featured on Chicago’s WYLL/AM1160 radio, a 50,000 watt Salem Communications owned station, on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
Betsy is already a frequent guest on television and radio. She often appears on the FOX News Channel and other television and radio networks offering her insights on the news events of the day.
Articles about Betsy have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, Maclean’s, The Ladies Home Journal and other publications. And in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Betsy was featured as one of America’s top five women columnists.
Previously, Betsy served on the White House staff in the Reagan Administration in the press office.
Betsy is raising her four young children in the suburbs of Chicago.