Chestertown, MD, March 7, 2005 — The J. C. Jones Seminar in American Business, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Washington College's Business Management Program, presents a talk by ABC News' Senior Business Correspondent, Betsy Stark, Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. A Reception will follow, sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
An accomplished financial journalist who has reported on most of the major business stories of the last two decades, Stark regularly covers the stock market, job market, housing costs, energy prices and tax policy, helping to keep the American public abreast of the economic issues that most affect their lives. Her reports on the economy, Wall Street, business trends and companies around the world are featured regularly on ABC's World News Tonight, Good Morning America, ABC News Radio and ABCNEWS.com.
Before joining ABC News in 1998, Stark worked at Dow Jones for 10 years, where she was correspondent and later senior producer of the weekly Wall Street Journal Report. In 1996 she was named anchor and editor of her own live, daily business news program, Heard on the Street A.M., produced by Dow Jones for a local New York station. She also anchored its public affairs program, Metro Journal, which won an award for local political coverage in its first year.
More recently, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants honored Stark with an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for her story titled “Paying Down the Debt.” She also received a Hess Campaign Report Award from the Brookings Institute for a report entitled “Anti-Business Populism,” examining a Gore campaign strategy. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her participation in ABC's millennium coverage and a George Foster Peabody award for her participation in the network's coverage of 9/11. Earlier in her career, as a documentary producer for Inside Story, the PBS series on the media, she was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.
The talk is sponsored by the J. C. Jones Seminar in American Business, established in honor of the late James C. Jones, Jr., a Baltimore businessman and 1947 graduate of Washington College who remained active in alumni affairs throughout his life and served on the Board of Visitors and Governors of the College.