TV news reporter
Farnsworth graduated from Middlebury College in 1965 and then earned an MA in history from Stanford University. She has written articles for Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Nation. She joined the PBS nightly news program, The MacNeil Lehrer News Hour (now The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer) in 1984 as a contributing correspondent. Farnsworth was named chief correspondent and principal substitute anchor in 1995, and in 1999 she became senior correspondent, concentrating on foreign affairs and the arts. She also heads the NewsHour's San Francisco office. Farnsworth has also produced and directed a number of PBS documentaries.