A two-time Emmy-winning journalist, Kate Snow has become synonymous with top-tier reporting. A former familiar face on ABC, the Larchmont resident is currently the anchor of the Sunday evening edition of NBC Nightly News, as well as a senior national correspondent for NBC News. Along with these prominent spots, the Cornell graduate, who also holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, regularly contributes to Dateline NBC, TODAY, and Nightly News with Lester Holt. Snow is additionally making waves co-anchoring a two-hour slot of NBC News Daily, a daily broadcast airing on NBC and digitally on the streaming network NBC News NOW, as well as for helming her own podcast and digital video series, The Drink with Kate Snow. We caught up with the anchor (and talented singer), who revealed why she loves Westchester and what she sees ahead for news media.
Tell me a bit about NBC News Daily.
I started [co-anchoring] NBC News Daily about a year ago, and it has been a joy, honestly, and one of the highlights of my professional career. What I love about NBC News Daily is that it’s on in the afternoon, so we are a constantly evolving and changing the broadcast. We start with one plan in the morning and we are always adding breaking news and really just trying to give our audience the best of NBC’s reporting on a given day — all the stories that we think are most relevant to their lives, that mean something to people.
The other unique thing about NBC News Daily is that we are reaching people in two different ways. We are on the broadcast network of NBC on our affiliates…and separately we also air on NBC News NOW, which is our streaming platform at NBC, and is free for anyone, anywhere to stream at any time, and it is on 24-hours a day.
What do you like about living in Westchester?
It has been a wonderful place to raise a family. I love Larchmont, where we live now. It has a spirit and a soul, and it is a cohesive community where neighbors look out for each other. We walk everywhere; we can walk to the post office and, our kids walk and bike to school. I just love the community. I also am into music and I sing. It’s sort of my side hustle, and Larchmont has a vibrant music scene. There are tons of musicians who live here. So, the past five years, as my kids have gotten older, I have found this outlet for myself performing and singing and joining bands. I have been in many different groups making music in Larchmont, and it has been spectacular. It has also been a great stress reliever for me.
With so much streaming news nowadays, what do you see ahead for journalism?
I truly believe that there is still such a necessary place for journalism in this world — for good, strong, well-researched, well-thought-out journalism, the kind that we do at NBC News. I think people have a lot of information flooding them at all times. They are on social media; they are looking at the Internet. There is information everywhere you look, but that is not the same as journalism. To me, journalism with a capital ‘J’ is getting the facts and showing people and telling people what is happening in the world in a way that they can understand, without opinion. I think there is a place for that.