Betsy Berger is WBEZ's Senior Director of Communications, responsible for internal and external communications and media relations for the station. She has spent more than 20 years in public relations and communications, with deep experience in writing and in building the communications capability at a broad range of organizations. Prior to Chicago Public Media, she was the communications manager for natural pet food leader, Merrick Pet Care, and also served as the associate director of communications for Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Betsy started her career in Chicago's PR agency world, with experience on Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee and Whirlpool brands. She also spent several years as a freelance writer, editor and media relations professional in her own consultancy.
Betsy is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in English. A Chicago native, Betsy lives in the suburbs with her family and her rescue tabby cat, Gus. In her free time, Betsy is a voracious reader and podcast listener and enjoys cooking and running. Fun fact: She had an all - Beatles wedding!