Eleanor Beardsley Biography
Eleanor Beardsley is an American journalist who serves as an NPR correspondent based in Paris. She covers French society, politics, economics, culture, and gastronomy. She began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist.
Eleanor Beardsley Age
Beardsley was born in South Carolina, United States. However, she likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Eleanor Beardsley Height
Beardsley stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in. (1.65 m)
Eleanor Beardsley Family
Beardsley was born and raised in South Carolina, United States. Her father was a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. However, she has not disclosed more information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.
Eleanor Beardsley Husband
Beardsley is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Eleanor Beardsley Net Worth
Beardsley has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Eleanor Beardsley Salary
Beardsley earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Eleanor Beardsley Education
Beardsley graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts in European history and French. She later graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in International business.
Eleanor Beardsley Career
Beardsley is a journalist who serves as an NPR correspondent based in Paris. As a freelance journalist, Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004, covering all elements of French society, politics, economy, culture, and gastronomy. She has progressively progressed since then to become an important member of the NPR Europe reporting team. She participated in NPR’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
She has also followed the immigration issue, visiting Hungary, Austria, Germany, Sweden, and France to meet and report on newly arrived refugees. She’s also been to Ukraine to report on the fighting there, especially in the flashpoint eastern city of Donetsk, and to Athens to monitor the Greek financial crisis.
Beardsley covered the first Arab Spring movement in Tunisia in 2011, where she witnessed President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s ouster. She has visited the North African country several times since then. She has covered three presidential elections in France, including Emmanuel Macron’s surprise victory in 2017. Macron’s administration was severely tested less than two years later by France’s Yellow Vest movement, which Beardsley closely watched. Beardsley is particularly fond of historical subjects, having covered multiple anniversaries of the Normandy D-day invasion as well as the World War I centennial.
Beardsley covered the Women’s World Soccer Cup, which took place in France in June 2019 (and was won by Team USA!). and follows the Tour de France bicycle competition on a regular basis. Beardsley served with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo for three years before transferring to Paris. She previously worked as a staff assistant to South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond and as a television news producer for French broadcaster TF1 in Washington, D.C.
Beardsley believes that her diverse background, studies, and travels suited her for the job, despite the fact that she entered the world of radio journalism late in her career. “I enjoy reporting on the French since they are the subject of so many misconceptions in America,” she explains. “It’s sometimes entertaining to refute myths and demonstrate a different aspect of the Gallic character. And, sometimes, stereotypes do hold true. Regardless of whether Americans like or dislike France and the French, they are always curious!”
Beardsley is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Richard Gonzales
- Erika Beras
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Deborah Amos
- Daniel Alarcon
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah