Jonathan Swan Biography

Jonathan Swan is an Australian personality who is presently working as a reporter for Axios and covers news related to politics. Swan gained so much fame because of his skills of interviewing and fans also likes his passion. For his talent of interviewing celebs and personalities, he earned Emmy Award 2021 as well.

Early Life

Jonathan Swan was born on 7th August 1985 and was brought up in Australia. He belongs to a Jewish family. He is the son of a multi-talented father named Norman Swan. Norman is a Scottish-Australian personality. He is a physician, journalist, and a famous radio and television broadcaster. Jonathan’s uncle and aunt also belong to a broadcasting career. Jonathan completed his graduation from Sydney Grammar School in Sydney. While being in Australia, he entered the career of journalism in 2010. Later, he moved to the United States and followed a yearlong fellowship with the American Political Science Association. After completing his fellowship, he returned to journalism in 2015 and got settled in the United States.

Jonathan Swan Career

To begin his career, Swan first started with political journalism for Fairfax Media. He also worked as a political correspondent for “The Sydney Morning Herald”. Later in 2015, he joined “The Hill” and became a part of their campaign team. In December 2016, he became the national political reporter for Axios. With Axios, he got the chance to work on several stories related to Trump Administration and many more. He became the first to report on the topics- “US would pull out of the Paris Climate deal, Trump would end the deferred action for childhood arrivals, Steve Bannon was about to be fired, etc. He also broke the news on some of the other topics like “speaker of the House Paul Ryan was retiring from Congress”.

Jonathan Swan Biography

Real Name Jonathan Swan
Birth Date 7 August 1985
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birth Place Australia
Nationality Australian
Profession Journalist
Religion Jewish
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 176 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Norman Swan
Mother Dr. Lee Sutton
Sister Georgia Swan, Anna Swan
Brother None


School Sydney Grammar School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Betsy Woodruff Swan
Children One

Personal Life

Jonathan Swan is married to Betsy Woodruff who is currently working as a Politico reporter. The two share an adorable baby daughter.  Swan is a famous political reporter. He married Betsy and they together have a baby daughter named Esther Jane Swan. The couple welcomed their first child as a daughter on 9th September 2020. They announced the news of having their first child as a daughter on social media including Twitter and Instagram. Swan’s wife Woodruff posted an adorable picture of a newborn baby on Twitter and revealed her name. Few of her fellows including Katy Tur, Corey Yow, and Kimberly Atkins congratulated the couple for becoming parents.  The pair got engaged with each other and announced their engagement on social media around four years ago.

They exchanged their rings officially on 11th March 2018 and later they tied the knot in September 2019. Swan’s wife Woodruff is a political reporter. She has done her graduation from a known and recognized university, i.e., Hillsdale College. Later, she got herself interned for Washington Examiner in 2011. She started working for Daily Beast in 2015. Within 5 years and a month, she got herself transitioned to Politico. According to her husband Jonathan, she is one of the most adoring personalities ever known to him. Being not from a Jewish family, Woodruff adjusted herself and made herself get surrounded by the customs or the style Swan’s family follows. She learned the way to cook traditionally and accepted all the practices of the family.

Jonathan Swan Net worth

Jonathan Swan is an incredible reporter with outstanding skills. He is ought to present himself with the courtesy and trends. He has attained a goal with his various accomplishments in the media outlets. Though he never spoke about his net worth it is estimated that his salary base is nearly around $52,000 annually. We assumed that Jonathan may earn a good fortune in the line of journalism. Jonathan is estimated to earn a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million.


  • The time when Swan was working for Sydney Morning Herald, he was presented with the Wallace Brown Award in 2014. The award was presented to him in the category of being an outstanding and young personality in the line of journalism.
  • In 2016, Politico named Jonathan as one of the top 16 breakout media stars.
  • Se was honored while being on the list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews by “The Jerusalem Post” in 2020.
  • In 2021, Jonathan accepted the award from the side of Axios for being in the category of the interview with President Donald Trump. He was appreciated with Emmy Award in the Best Edited Interview Category.

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