MSNBC
updated 5/7/2009 2:41:45 PM ET 2009-05-07T18:41:45
PRESS RELEASE

Beginning June 29th, MSNBC will begin airing a daily program solely dedicated to health information. The program will air weekdays at noon on MSNBC and will be anchored by world-renowned health expert and NBC News Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Snyderman, a former cancer surgeon, will tackle everything from health and wellness tips and medical breakthroughs to in-depth looks at health policy as it makes its way through Washington. Dr. Snyderman will also bring her tips and medical advise directly to the millions of women in iVillage’s online community, adding her expert opinion to the site’s daily conversations around health. More details will be released at a later date.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin said, "Health is a topic that is at the forefront of American politics. Nancy’s new program will allow viewers to get an expert’s perspective on health issues that affect their daily lives."

"The abundance of medical and health information means that we have more news than newscasts at NBC. This program will give us a chance to integrate medical news with politics, health policy, and the health concerns of our consumers," said Snyderman. "Health information changes as quickly as the stock markets, which is why we need this daily platform. In addition, the opportunity to cover medical news in depth and engage directly with women, via iVillage's online social community, is an extraordinary opportunity. I am very excited to play a part in all of it."

Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," MSNBC and MSNBC.com. Prior to joining NBC News, Snyderman served as Vice President, Consumer Education for the health care corporation, Johnson & Johnson. Before that, Snyderman served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years.

Snyderman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and continued with residencies in Pediatrics and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas in 1983 and began her broadcasting career shortly after at KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.

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