Betsy Fischer Martin

"Betsy Fischer Martin has been at the helm of NBC’s number one-rated Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running television program in the world, “Meet the Press,” since July 2002. In this capacity, she has produced interviews with U.S. Presidents, key Cabinet officials, heads of state and presidential candidates – including a special “Meet the Press” debate live from New Hampshire with all of the 2012 Republican candidates for president.  Fischer Martin also created and produced an award winning series of special “Meet the Press” debates with the candidates from key U.S. Senate races beginning in 2002. 

Currently, as Managing Editor of NBC News Political Programming, she continues her work on NBC News election coverage, guiding the news division’s political news and information programming.

A native of New Orleans, Fischer Martin did her undergraduate and graduate work at American University in Washington, DC.  She is a cum laude graduate of their School of Public Affairs and earned a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the AU School of Communications.  She currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Public Affairs at American University."