Executive Producer, "Meet the Press"
Betsy Fischer has been Executive Producer of NBC's number one rated Sunday morning public affairs programme and the longest running television programme in the world, ?Meet the Press?, since July 2002. Prior to becoming Executive Producer, Fischer was the programme's Senior Producer for five years. She came to ?Meet the Press? in 1992, as a Political Researcher and became the Associate Producer in 1995 and a Producer in 1997. A native of New Orleans, Fischer did her undergraduate and graduate work at American University. She is a Cum Laude graduate of their School of Public Affairs and earned an MA degree in Broadcast Journalism from the AU School of Communications. Fischer has been honoured with several awards, including a News and Documentary Emmy, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence Political Journalism and a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the National Press Club and the International Women's Forum.