About As Schools Match Wits Host Beth Ward
Award-winning journalist Beth Ward has covered thousands of stories during her 30 plus year career in television news. As an anchor and reporter in Washington, DC and in Springfield, MA she has covered everything from the Clinton White House to city hall, from Capitol Hill to community events.
Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western New England University 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 field producer, reporter and anchor at various news outlets including 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.
After six years in the Nation’s Capital, Beth and her family decided to come back home to Massachusetts. She spent the next ten years as an anchor/reporter at WGGB, the Springfield ABC affiliate.
Beth left WGGB in 2004 to start her own Public Relations and consulting business.
From 2016 to 2020, Beth re-joined now Western Mass News reporting the stories of the day and anchoring the evening news.
Beth is a proud wife and mother of two. She and her husband reside in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
“I am so excited to be part of As Schools Match Wits. It’s a program with such a rich history not only in Western Mass, but across the country as well. And, with 60 years of tradition, it is unmatched by any other show anywhere. It is such a pleasure working with high school students from throughout the region. I am constantly amazed not just by their knowledge, but by their sportsmanship and enthusiasm. The ASMW crew has become family and I couldn’t be more proud to continue the tradition together!”