Jane Woodruff is the wife of Scott Woodruff and the loving mother and supportive role model of Betsy Woodruff. She worked at the Patrick Henry College Bookstore and graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Missouri before becoming a housewife. Her influence has also rubbed off on her other two children, Chris and Jane, both of whom have achieved great success in their own fields. Chris works as an executive director at Life Raft International in Bangkok, and Jane is a lawyer in Virginia.
Her Daughter, Betsy Woodruff
Betsy Woodruff Swan was born in Columbia, Missouri in 1988. She graduated with a BA in English from Hillsdale College in 2012 and began her career as a reporter and William F. Buckley Fellow at National Review. In 2014, she moved to the Washington Examiner to cover Capitol Hill and electoral politics. Later that year, Swan joined Slate as a national political reporter and in March 2015, she became a national political reporter for The Daily Beast, covering federal law enforcement. Swan has appeared on Fox News and CNN and is a contributor to MSNBC. On March 4, 2020, Swan announced that she had been hired at Politico and would be leaving The Daily Beast. She is married to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, whom she wed on September 14, 2019, and they have one child.
Her Son-in-law, Jonathan Swan
Jonathan Swan was born on 7 August 1985 in Sydney, Australia. He is the son of physician, journalist, and radio and television broadcaster Norman Swan. His aunt and uncle are also Australian journalists. Jonathan graduated from Sydney Grammar School in Sydney and entered the field of journalism in 2010. In 2014, he moved to the United States to take up a yearlong fellowship with the American Political Science Association. After completing his fellowship, Jonathan returned to journalism in 2015.
Jonathan Swan began his career as a political correspondent in Australia before joining The Hill’s campaign team in 2015 and then Axios in 2016. At Axios, he has reported on various Trump administration stories, such as the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Deal, the firing of Steve Bannon, the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive action policy. According to former Washington Post journalist Ronald Kessler, Swan is a trusted reporter to whom President Donald Trump feeds information, with instructions to attribute quotes to an unnamed White House official.
In August 2020, he gained significant praise on social media for the manner in which he conducted an interview with President Trump, where he pointedly questioned and fact-checked numerous false, misleading, or bizarre statements as the President spoke them. In recognition of his accomplishments, Swan has been presented with several awards, such as the Wallace Brown Award for most outstanding young journalist in 2014, being named one of “16 Breakout Media Stars” in 2016 by Politico, being named in The Jerusalem Post’s list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews in 2020, and the White House Correspondents’ Association presenting him with the Aldo Beckman award for overall excellence in White House coverage in 2022. In November 2022, The New York Times announced Swan would start working there from January 2023 covering the US Congress, focusing on the Republican Party.