Jonathan Swan is a national political reporter for Axiom, a digital news outlet founded by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz. His professional success is blissfully accompanied by his marital life. 

Swan is married to Politico reporter Betsy Woodruff, with whom he shares an adorable baby daughter. 

Jonathan Swan’s Age and Career

Born on August 7, 1985, Swan followed the footsteps of his world-renowned journalist father, Norman Swan.

The Sydney native chose journalism and started his career as a political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. He transparently reported news regarding gay rights. On January 16, 2013, he penned an article detailing how Australia passed a bill that would promote discrimination against the LGBT community. 

Later, he moved to America and started covering politics. He took part in a yearlong fellowship with the American Political Science Association in 2014.

He initiated his career in the U.S. from The Hill, a digital media company. Reporting on finance during the presidential campaign, he earned quite a reputation. In 2016, Politico named him one of its 16 breakout media stars of the 2016 U.S. Presidential.

After that, he left the media outlet and joined Axiom. He focused on the Trump presidency and Republican leaders in Congress.

Swan shot to fame as the first person to report the US pulling out of the Paris climate deal in 2017. He was also the first to report about Trump's effort to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Keeping up with his challenging work, he reported on power struggles in the White House by covering the Oval Office conversations. The 35-year-old also reported Anthony Scaramucci's entry as a communication director.

Swan Has a Daughter with Wife 

The political reporter and his wife Betsy Woodruff are parents to a baby girl, Esther Jane Swan. The duo welcomed their daughter on September 9, 2020, and announced the news via social media.

Woodruff posted an adorable picture of the newborn on her Twitter and revealed her name. Fellow journalist friends like Katy Tur, Kimberly Atkins, and Corey Yow were quick to congratulate the new parents.

Swan had gotten engaged to his girlfriend of four years, two years before their daughter's birth, on March 11, 2018. They tied the knot in September 2019. 

Woodruff Is a Journalist

Woodruff is also a political reporter. A graduate of Hillsdale College, she interned for the Washington Examiner in 2011. The mother-of-one joined The Daily Beast as a political reporter in 2015.

After working for five years and a month, she transitioned to Politico.

Swan considers his wife an amazing person and rightfully so.

Though Woodruff is not from a Jewish background, she has admittedly become accustomed to her husband's family traditions and has learned to cook traditional dishes.