Snider at the 2013 Coke Zero 400.
Gurney Morris Snider, Jr.
July 15, 1969
|Known for||Motorsports pit reporter|
Gurney Morris Snider, Jr. (born July 15, 1969) is an American sportscaster, currently working for NBC 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.
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 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.
Snider was 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 also appears during practice and qualifying session on Speed (2001-2013)/Fox Sports 1 (2014).
For Turner Sports, Snider worked also as a part of the TNT NBA team where he served as a sideline reporter during the regular season and playoffs from 2007-2013, 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.
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 worldwide. MSA has ten full-time employees.
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 Hedgecock. He remembers spending time with Hedgecock, 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.
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