Mike Snyder co-anchors NBC-5 News at 5, 6 and 10PM. Mike joined NBC 5 in 1980. Before coming to NBC 5, he reported and anchored for KHOU-TV in Houston, was News Director and Morning Drive anchor for KLIF Radio in Dallas and reported and anchored for KOA-Radio-TV in Denver.
Mike started his broadcasting career in 1971 at KTTS-Radio and TV in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Southwest Missouri State University on a Debate Scholarship, was a director of the College Union Board and member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.
Prior to assuming the anchor desk at NBC 5, Mike traveled the world reporting for NBC 5. During his tenure as Chief Correspondent Mike widely covered politics from Austin to Washington, broadcasting from every GOP and Democratic National Convention over the last quarter of a century. Other highlights include coverage of the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia, the fall of the Soviet Union from Russia, earthquakes in Mexico City and California, the riots in Los Angeles and the Oklahoma City bombing.
Among his numerous professional awards, the Texas Governor’s Committee Barbara Jordan Award for reporting on people with disabilities; Jack Evans Award, from the Dallas Mayor’s Committee on employment of the handicapped, twice recognized by the United Press as Best Reporter in Texas; Dallas Press Club Katies for investigative and documentary reporting; honored by the National Guard Association for his coverage during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Mike is a eight time winner of the coveted Pat Weaver Gold Medal Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for his series on neuromuscular disease.
In addition to journalism organizations, Mike is a member of the Fort Worth Air Power Council, an honorary Colonel in the Air National Guard, and he enjoys flying numerous military aircraft. He chaired the 2005 Sky Ball that raised over half a million dollars for the families of deployed military.
Since 1991, Mike has been a co-anchor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He makes countless appearances for MDA, is also actively involved with the Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, The American Cancer Society, and many other charitable organizations.