Marty Snider

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Marty Snider (born July 15) is an American sportscaster, currently working for NBC Sports and Turner Sports. On air, Snider is known for his jovial nature and has been critically acclaimed for his interviewing skills.

Biography

Early career

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.

NBC Sports

Snider served as a pit reporter for NASCAR on NBC from 1999–2006. In 2006, Snider was a part of the Emmy award winning NBC/TNT NASCAR team that claimed the 2006 "Outstanding Live Sports Series" Emmy. All told, Snider has been a part of eight national Emmy Award winning broadcast teams.

He has been a reporter for NBC's NFL Pre-Game show Football Night in America, NBC's Rugby 7's coverage, the US Army All American Bowl, NBCSN's College Basketball, PBR, and host of the North American International Auto Show on NBC Sports.

In 2008, Snider joined the NBC Olympic team in Beijing, China as a reporter for their coverage of Cycling and triathlon, BMX, canoe slalom, softball and also the closing ceremony.

In 2014, Snider was tapped to be a reporter for the NBCSN show NASCAR America. Snider will also serve as pit reporter for NBC Sports coverage of NASCAR races starting in 2015.

Turner Sports

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.

For Turner Sports, Snider is also a part of the TNT NBA team where he serves as a sideline reporter during the regular season and playoffs, working with the teams of Marv Albert and Steve Kerr as well as Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller.

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.

CBS Sports

Snider also served as sideline reporter for CBS Sports for their SEC on CBS college football coverage. Snider also served for years as a sideline reporter for the NCAA Tournament for both CBS Sports and Turner Sports.

Marty Snider & Associates

In addition to his on-air duties, Snider has owned MSA (Marty Snider & Associates) since 1994. MS&A serves as a video production company for Fortune 500 companies world wide. MSA has ten full-time employees.

Personal

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's son Myatt Snider is currently a driver in NASCAR's Whelen All-American Series. He won one race in his rookie season. Myatt Snider finished 2013 as Rookie of the Year at both Caraway Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.

Snider still resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Andrea, who is a native of Phoenix, AZ and their three children.

Sources

NBCSports.com, TNT.tv, NASCAR.com, Sirius.com, DeltaSigmaPhi.com, NBCOlympics.com, CBS Sports.com








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