Dr. Nancy Snyderman
NBC News’ Chief Medical Editor, 2006–2015
Snyderman is an award-winning journalist whose distinguished honors include Emmy, DuPont and Edward R. Murrow awards. She is the New York Times bestselling author of five books: Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s Guide to Good Health for Women Over Forty, Necessary Journeys, Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence, Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat, and Medical Myths That Can Kill You.
Snyderman has traveled extensively, reporting from many of the world’s most troubled areas. She serves on the board of directors for GE’s Healthymagination, as well as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut. She is on faculty in the Department of the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NBC News, Snyderman served as Vice President of Consumer Education at Johnson & Johnson, where she focused on the importance of digital health. Before that she served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years, and was a contributor to 20/20, Primetime, and Good Morning America, where she was a frequent substitute co-host.
Snyderman’s medical work has been widely published in peer review journals and she is the recipient of numerous research grants. She was awarded a Kellogg fellowship in 1987. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and continued with residencies in Pediatrics and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas in 1983 and began her broadcasting career shortly after at KATV, the ABC affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas. Snyderman lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is the mother of three children. She is an avid equestrian and hiker.