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political commentator

Betsy Hart is a syndicated columnist for the Scripps Howard News and conservative commentator who is a frequent contributor to CNN and the Fox News Channel.


Hart, Betsy Canfield was born on April 25, 1963 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Lee Briggs and Eloise Ann (Rinne) Canfield.


In 1985 she graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Russian Studies.


Staff assistant, committee coordinator, White House Conference on Small Business, Washington, 1985-1986;staff, press spokeswoman for President Ronald Reagan, White House Office of Media Rels., Washington, 1986-1988;press secretary, House Republican Policy Committee, Washington, 1989;director lectures and seminars, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, 1989-1992;columnist, Scripps Howard News Svc., since 1992;commentator, host, American Family, National Empowerment Television, since 1992. Frequent guest on Cable News Network and Company, Cable News Network television, Fox Morning News, Oprah Winfrey Show.


Hart believes that production and consumption of organic food is less safe and more expensive than conventionally produced food, although she admits that if "people want to spend more on the stuff, that’s their deal." She does not believe that global warming is primarily a man-made condition.


Married Benjamin John Hart, October 10, 1987. 1 child, Jeffrey Peter.

Lee Briggs Canfield

Eloise Ann (Rinne) Canfield

Benjamin John Hart

Jeffrey Peter Hart