Sitting at her desk at NBC, Kate Snow looks camera-ready, as polished as the four gold Emmys displayed behind her. The story she’s telling, about reporting on burning cow dung early in her career, only adds to her charm.
Snow, senior national correspondent and anchor for NBC News, entered journalism the traditional way — paying dues on a radio station near her college, in production jobs, and, after sending out 100 résumé reels, working as a one-person bureau in Carlsbad, NM. (Cue the burning cow dung story.)
By now, the 20-year journalism vet has interviewed presidents and rock stars, covered five elections, Congress, and the White House. Recently, Snow landed the first interview with Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand, who broke her silence about the alleged sexual abuse after almost 15 years.
“I do everything I can to shine light on things that aren’t getting enough attention and to tell stories that I think people should know about.”
Donning Mylar fireproof suits and bulletproof vests as part of her reporting, Snow has covered breaking news from war zones to the massacre of school children in Newtown. She’s also known for groundbreaking features on topics ranging from transgender children to the opioid epidemic. Mental illness is a particular interest for Snow, who discussed her father-in-law’s suicide on-air. “I do everything I can to shine light on things that aren’t getting enough attention and to tell stories that I think people should know about,” she says.
She’s lived in Southern Westchester for 14 years with her husband and two kids. Two years ago, a conversation at a dinner party led to a surprising gig: Snow is the lead singer in a local band, with three working dads and another mom from her neighborhood. “In this job, I deal with a lot of very heavy stuff,” she says. Singing with the band “is such a stress reliever.”