"Rise and shine, Midtown Science and Technology, I'm Betty Brant."
―Betty Brant[src]

Elizabeth "Betty" Brant is a student at Midtown School of Science and Technology who had also worked as the co-host of Midtown News with Jason Ionello. During her time hosting, Brant had reported on the heroic actions of Spider-Man, as well as the fallout of the Snap and Blip, which she and Ionello were victims of. Brant later joined her classmates on a school trip to Europe, where she had formed a relationship with Ned Leeds. During their trip, the students came under attack from all the Elementals, only to be saved by Spider-Man, who later discovered that these attacks were actually illusions that had been created by Mysterio. Once they were saved, Brant and the rest of their students returned home, while she and Leeds then decided to end their relationship and remain as friends.


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Midtown News

Hosting with Jason Ionello

"Students, don't forget about your Homecoming tickets. Do you have a date for Homecoming?"
"Thanks, Jason, but I already have a date."
Jason Ionello and Betty Brant[src]

Betty Brant was a news anchor for Midtown School of Science and Technology with her co-host, Jason Ionello. Ionello tried to ask Brant to the upcoming homecoming dance, but she revealed she already had a date. On her lunch break, Brant continued harboring on with Liz Toomes, assisting her as she put up a banner for homecoming in the cafeteria for the planning committee.

The next day in gym class, Brant was playing a game with her friends on their Avenger preferences, in which she personally aimed to "F-Thor, marry Iron Man, and kill Hulk". Toomes hinted to Brant that she has somewhat of a crush on Spider-Man. Ned Leeds then blurted out that Peter Parker knew Spider-Man.[1]

Rescue in Washington

Jason & Betty thank the Spider-Man (Midtown High News)

Brant reports on Spider-Man's heroic actions

"Thankfully, no one was seriously injured thanks to the Spider-Man. Thank you, Spider-Man."
"Thank you, Spider-Man."
"Up next, Spider-Man mania is sweeping the school, how can you show your spider spirit?"
Jason Ionello and Betty Brant[src]

In the aftermath of the Washington incident, Brant and Jason Ionello reported that Midtown's Academic Decathlon team defeated the country's best to win the national championship and also how they survived the bombing thanks to Spider-Man. Brant and Ionello both praised Spider-Man before reporting the school's newfound fascination with the hero in light of his actions.[1]

Homecoming dance

A few days later, Brant attended Homecoming, where she was seen dancing with Liz Toomes, Jason Ionello, and Seymour O'Reilly.

Following the incidents at Homecoming evening, Brant returned to school. As Toomes prepared to move away after her father's arrest, Brant hugged her goodbye, tearfully stating she would miss her friend. The two then parted ways.[1]

Arrest of the Shocker

Betty reporting on Shocker Discovery

Brant reporting on the arrest of the Shocker

"Questions remain this morning as authorities pieced together the alarming events at this weekend's homecoming dance."
"An unidentified male individual assailant was taken into custody after police found him attached to the side of a bus with Spider-Man webs."
―Betty Brant and Jason Ionello[src]

Brant and Jason Ionello reported that the Shocker had been found webbed to a school bus by students after the homecoming dance had ended, with various students taking selfies and images with the assailant. Morita, the principal, made a special announcement where he warned the students to delete the images from all of their social media accounts, lest they were wary of the consequences. Brant also revealed that Shocker's Gauntlet was retrieved by Tiny McKeever, who was seen wearing it during the news footage.[2]

Discussing Spider-Man

Along with other school topics, Brant and Jason Ionello did a segment on who Spider-Man might be under his mask, and interviewed Roger Harrington, Ned Leeds and Michelle Jones. Harrington was unaware, Jones stated that she isn't sure but has her suspicions, and Leeds proclaimed that the identity of Spider-Man is a mystery no one would ever know.[2]

The Snap and the Blip

Brant was a victim of the Snap when Thanos snapped his fingers in 2018, but was restored five years later by Hulk.[3]

She returned back to the studio where she was recording Midtown News with her partner Jason Ionello. While Ionello proceeded to throw up, Brant calmly asked for a chair to continue presenting.[4]

Europe Vacation

Relationship with Ned Leeds

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  • In the comics, Betty Brant was a colleague of Peter Parker's at The Daily Bugle and his very first love. A year after they broke up, she got together with and eventually married Ned Leeds. Brant even had a brief affair with Flash Thompson, while Leeds was in a time of crisis due to his role as Hobgoblin.
    • The MCU adaptation of Betty Brant shares similarities with Gwen Stacy from the comics in terms of physical appearances.

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