Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death Place: San Francisco, California, USA
A native Midwesterner, born in Milwaukee, WI on May 12, 1936, the Jesuit-educated Snyder originally planned to study medicine at Marquette University, but dropped out to pursue his childhood dream of working as a radio disc jockey. In 1959, the physically imposing 23-year-old (Snyder stood 6'4" in his size 13-D stocking feet), with the deep, commanding voice began his broadcasting career as a staff announcer/disc jockey for a Kalamazoo, MI radio station. Over the next 14 years, he worked his way up from disc jockey to KNBC television weeknight news anchor in Los Angeles, where, in 1973, he got the nod to host "Tomorrow."
Before the series' premiere on Oct. 15, 1973 at 1:00 a.m. (Eastern ti... Continue Bio >>
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