The program will air at NoonET beginning June 29.
“Health is a topic that is at the forefront of American politics,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in the release. “Nancy’s new program will allow viewers to get an expert’s perspective on health issues that affect their daily lives.”
• It appears the show is part of a larger company-wide initiative, launched by GE, called “Healthymagination.” It will include “in-depth reports on key health issues periodically throughout the year,” by NBC News, among other parts of NBC Universal.
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Renowned health expert and NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman will host a new MSNBC hour dedicated to health news and information beginning Monday, June 29, it was announced today by MSNBC President Phil Griffin. The program will telecast weekdays, 12-1 p.m. ET.
Synderman, 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 advice directly to the millions of women in iVillage’s online community, adding her expert opinion to the siteâ€™s daily conversations around health. The show is launched at a time when NBC News has made a broad commitment to increasing its reporting on health and wellness issues. More details about the program, including its title, will be released at a later date.
“Health is a topic that is at the forefront of American politics,” said Griffin. “Nancy’s new program will allow viewers to get an expertâ€™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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