Tom Snyder

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Talk Show Host, News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host(1936–2007)
Tom Snyder co-anchored the first noon news show in the country. He was the host of the NBC interview show Tomorrow and The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.

Synopsis

Tom Snyder was born on May 12, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He made TV history in 1965 when he co-anchored the first noon news show in the country. He was the host of the NBC interview show Tomorrow from 1973-'81. In 1995, he returned to late night TV as the host of The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder. He was replaced by Craig Kilborn in 1998. He died on July 29, 2007, in San Francisco, California.

Early Life

Television talk show host, reporter and journalist Tom Snyder was born on May 12, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised Roman Catholic and graduated from the Jesuit-run Marquette University High School. He also graduated from Marquette University.

Snyder began his career as a radio reporter in Milwaukee at the age of 21, before moving into local TV news in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles.

First Noon News Show

Along with Marciarose Shestack, Snyder made TV history in 1965 when they anchored the first noon news show in the country. He was the host of the NBC interview show Tommorrow from 1973??-'81, winning an Emmy Award in 1974. Snyder was known for his improvised, casual style and his robust laughter. His guests included John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.

Snyder became even better known after he was spoofed by Dan Aykroyd in the early days of Saturday Night Live. In 1995, he returned to late night television as the host of The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder on CBS. The program followed David Letterman's Late Show until Snyder was replaced by Craig Kilborn in 1998.

Death

In April 2005, he announced that he was battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but said that his doctors said it was "treatable." Tom Snyder died July 29, 2007, in San Francisco from complications associated with leukemia. He was 71 years old.

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