Elizabeth Farnsworth is a special correspondent for The PBS NewsHour and documentarian. She was chief correspondent and principal substitute anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer from 1995-2000. She then became a senior correspondent, reporting mostly from overseas.
Ms. Farnsworth is co-director and producer of “The Judge and the General”, a feature-length documentary about the legal pursuit of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The film has received an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, an Emmy nomination, and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for best documentary direction. In 27 years of work for The NewsHour, Ms. Farnsworth has reported from most of Latin America, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Her 2001 four-part series on the AIDS crisis in Botswana and Malawi received the 2001 Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals and an Emmy nomination. Her writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and other publications.
Ms. Farnsworth is a member of the World Affairs Council of Northern California Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council of the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley.