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 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 to discuss It Takes a Parent, “I love this book!”
Betsy also hosts the popular daily feature, “The Parenting Minute,” in which she gives parenting and family tips, on WYLL/AM1160 Chicago (a Salem Communications owned station.)
Betsy recently made entertainment news headlines when she announced a partnership with Towers Productions in Chicago, a leading television production company, to develop a television program centering around the themes of her columns.
Betsy is already a frequent guest on television and radio. She is a regular panelist on FOX News Channel’s Hannity show (“The Great American Panel”) and often appears on other television and radio networks offering her insights on the news events of the day. She was a regular guest on ABC’s long-running hit show, Politically Incorrect. (Bill Maher told his television audience of Betsy, “She is one of our favorites here on the show!”)
Articles about Betsy have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, Maclean’s of Canada, 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.
Betsy is raising her four young children in the suburbs of Chicago.