Betsy Rosenberg is an award-winning national broadcast journalist and a green media trailblazer. With 25 years of radio news experience and track record as a social visionary, popular environmental talk show host, and dedicated advocate for positive change, Betsy has earned the distinction as a world-class, eco-journalism pioneer.
For two decades, Betsy was an on air journalist at CBS; first at KCBS in San Francisco where she reported and anchored local news, and later covering national and world news as a CBS Radio News anchor. Over the span of her career she has interviewed the leading environmentalists of our time and has been a guest on local and national television programs including CNN Headline News and FOX’s Sean Hannity Show. She is the recipient of more than a dozen awards for her news and environmental reporting at the local and national level.
Her “Sound Solutions for a Healthier Planet and People” began on Earth Day 1997 when she launched TrashTalk, waste reduction tips on KCBS. She was the first mainstream commercial broadcaster to recognize the need to use mass media outlets to communicate the urgency and complexities of growing ecological challenges. From the outset, Betsy’s mission has been to bring green content and consciousness into the daily programming mix and to make environmental challenges and solutions just as important and engaging as other compelling news of the day.
In 2004 TrashTalk expanded to an hour-long interview format, becoming EcoTalk – the nation’s first syndicated sustainability show on commercial radio, breaking new ground as the only such program to offered in a prime-time daily slot. EcoTalk was heard on 40 Air America stations across the country.
In 2009 she launched The Green Front on voiceamerica.com, and later on PRN, The Progressive Radio Network. Betsy speaks across the country and is a continual participant in leading environmental events and climate/energy conferences.
In her private life Betsy has created several eco-awareness campaigns, including Don’t Be Fueled! – Mothers For Clean and Safe Vehicles, a “GASroots” campaign launched in 2002 aimed at increasing supply and demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles. In 2012-13 Betsy also hosted “Green Tea” Parties in her home to educate women about how to “Green Your Routine.” She is a graduate of The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore’s training designed to educate the public about the impact and opportunities of global warming.
All of Betsy’s hundreds of eco-innovator interviews are now available on this site BetsyRosenberg.com