Nancy Snyderman

Journalist and Physician
Born 1952

Nancy L. Snyderman, MD is an American physician and broadcast journalist. Since 2006, she has been the chief medical editor for NBC News, and frequently appears on NBC's Today and MSNBC to discuss medicine-related issues. Snyderman is also on the staff of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on March 26, 1952.


1970 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Wayne, Indiana, where she graduated from South Side High School in 1970. … Read More


1983 31 Years Old Snyderman followed up her training with medical residencies in both pediatrics and otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, joining the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1983, specializing in throat and neck cancers.
1984 32 Years Old She began her broadcasting career in 1984 at KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock. … Read More
1986 34 Years Old Snyderman has received numerous awards for her medical broadcast reporting, including several Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award, and a Gracie Award. In 1986 she received an award for in-depth reporting from KARK-TV, and an Associated Press award for "best documentary" for her work on sex education in Arkansas in 1987.


1998 46 Years Old She received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the American Academy of Otolaryngology's Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in 1998.
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Among many recent honors, in 2001 she received the Athena Award from the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University for her work in the field of women's health.


2014 62 Years Old In 2014, after returning from Liberia where she was in contact with a freelance cameraman, who contracted Ebola, Snyderman and the remainder of her crew were asked to observe a voluntary 21-day quarantine to minimize the risk of further outbreak. … Read More
2015 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Snyderman left NBC News following a high-profile controversy over violating an Ebola quarantine. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old In 2016, she was named to the board of directors of the pharmaceutical company Alkermes. … Read More
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