Nancy Snyderman is NBC News Chief Medical Editor
for Today and Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her reports
appear on Today, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Rock
Center with Brian Williams, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com. Snyderman is an award-winning
journalist and has garnered several of the industry’s most distinguished honors
including Emmy, DuPont, and Edward R. Murrow Awards.
She has reported on wide-ranging topics affecting society and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas. Snyderman also serves as the medical director of GE’s Healthymagination initiative and serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is on staff 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 also served as a frequent substitute co-host.
Snyderman 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 affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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 is a New York Times best-selling author, having written 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.