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Marty Snider (born July 15, 1969) is an Americansportscaster, currently working for Turner Sports. On air, Snider is known for his jovial nature and has been critically acclaimed for his interviewing skills.
Snider worked as a sports reporter for WYFF, the NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C. from 1993–94 and WGHP in High Point, N.C. from 1991–93. He began working for WGHP as an intern and was hired as a sports reporter and was on the air while he was finishing his senior year of college.
From 1994–1997, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for ESPN's NASCAR Today.
Snider was CNNSI's NASCAR reporter from 1998–2002, filing regular reports from every NASCAR event.
From 1995–2000, Snider worked as a pit reporter for the Motor Racing Network's (MRN) NASCAR radio broadcasts.
Snider is a pit reporter for NASCAR on TNT. He has been a part of Turner Sports' NASCAR coverage since 1998. Snider was awarded "Pit Reporter of the Year" in 2007 by NASCAR.com's Fan Vote contest where race fans vote annually for their favorite personalities in NASCAR.
Snider is also a part of Turner Sports owned NASCAR.com as a weekly contributor on the Preview Show Delivered by FedEx Racing. Currently he serves as a NASCAR Insider for NASCAR.com and is the public speaker for Coca-Cola's NASCAR program as well.
When Turner Sports added the NCAA tournament in 2011, Snider became a part of that on-air team partnering with Gus Johnson and Len Elmore.
Since 2004, Snider has appeared each Tuesday on WFNZ in Charlotte on the Mac Attack with Chris Mcclain. He is often maligned for his stance on the Duke/North Carolina rivalry in which he roots for both teams. He is also a regular on the nationally syndicated Mancow radio show.
Snider was raised in High Point, NC, where at the age of 10 he was introduced to racing by his cousin and occasional Sprint Cup Series driver Jay Hedgcock. He remembers spending time with Hedgcock, Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Phil Parsons during his summers. "I would hang out in the garage, hand them wrenches and generally just get in the way," Snider said. "I remember hanging around from the time I was 10 to the time I was about fifteen years old. I would follow those guys around to all the races I could – I think that's when I really fell in love with racing."
Snider earned a degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Snider helped to found the local Charlotte chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, in the largest and quickest chartering in Delta Sigma Phi's over 100 year history. The Eta Rho chapter at UNC Charlotte was also the first fraternity on campus to have over 100 active brothers. Snider served as the chapter's Founding President and was re-elected to a second term as President in his junior year. The Charlotte chapter of Delta Sigma Phi has been recognized several times as chapter of the year within the Delta Sigma Phi organization, receiving the national fraternity's highest honor. Snider is still involved with the local chapter's alumni advisory board. Snider continues to give back to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well where he serves on the advisory board of the university's motorsports engineering program, with several other key members from the motorsports industry.
Snider is also actively involved in his church, Lake Forest Church where he and his wife Andrea were founding members. Snider helped spearhead the church's capital campaign to raise funds to build their first building in 2004.
Snider still resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Andrea, who is a native of Phoenix, AZ and their three children.
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