Women and politics, gender gap in politics, media, campaigns, elections, U.S. political process
Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute, spent 23 years at NBC News, including 11 years as the executive producer of “Meet the Press.” For almost two decades, she worked closely with the late Tim Russert, producing his headline-making interviews and serving as his producer for NBC’s coverage of special events and four presidential elections. In 2013, she became the managing editor for NBC News Political Programming. She also served as the Washington contributing editor for MORE magazine, interviewing female political leaders about policy issues, women’s empowerment, and leadership. During the 2016 election cycle, Fischer Martin was a contributor to Bloomberg Politics where she co-hosted a political podcast “Masters in Politics.” Most recently, Fischer Martin served as SPA’s executive-in-residence, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, sharing her expertise in political journalism.