Deron Snyder is a seasoned and award-winning journalist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. The District has been his adopted hometown since he attended Howard University, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha.
Over the course of his career, he has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, BCS Bowls, NCAA Tournament, NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Kentucky Derby and other premier events. He has appeared on ESPN, ABC, HBO, CNN, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC and PBS, as well as numerous radio shows, and has won honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association and the AP Sports Editors, among other organizations.
Deron began at USA Today as a news assistant and eventually became a syndicated columnist in Gannett’s 80-plus newspapers. After a decade at The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, he returned to the DMV in 2009 and has written a sports column for The Washington Times since 2011.
Confession: I have rooted for the New York Giants AND the Dallas Cowboys since childhood, creating a cruel condition I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It’s like being Richard Williams when Venus and Serena play – you can’t fully celebrate with the winner because you love the loser just as much. Don’t let your kid develop such an ailment!
Doubt swoops in for another spring, robbing Capitals fans of their dreams once more.
Hockey should have enough room for the diehards, drop-bys and everyone in between.