Deron Snyder is a seasoned communicator with award-winning experience in journalism, public relations and community affairs, and a passion for news, business, politics, education and sports. He is proficient at copy writing, editing, social media, editorial management and event planning, delivering impactful results for businesses, nonprofits and individuals, including TheGrio.com, Howard University and ESPN. He also possesses superior skills in storytelling, strategic communications and media relations, with experience in electoral campaigns.
Deron previously served as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter at several Gannett publications. Currently a staff columnist for The Washington Times and frequent contributor for TheRoot.com, he has worked at USA Today and been syndicated in Gannett’s 80-plus newspapers, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others.
Promoted to the Editorial Board of The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press in January 2008, Deron won first-place awards for “Serious Column Writing” as well as “Sports Column Writing.” He returned to Washington after taking a buyout and served as Communications Director for a Prince George’s (Md.) County Council candidate. Deron currently serves as the Senior Communications Specialist for FBCG and spent one year as the organization’s Interim Director of Marketing & Public Relations.
Over the course of his career, he has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, BCS Bowls, NCAA hoops tournament, NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Kentucky Derby and other premier events. He has appeared on ESPN, ABC, HBO, CNN, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC, PBS, UPN and Canada’s CBC, as well as numerous radio shows, and has won honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association and the Associated Press Sports Editors, among other organizations.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Deron attended Howard University, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and earned a B.A. degree in Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @DeronSnyder or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.