Deron Snyder

deron2 Deron Snyder 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!

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SNYDER: No Wall, No Worries, And No Stopping For These Wizards

Wizards continue surging without John Wall after All-Star break.



SNYDER: Yes, By All Means, Please Tag Kirk Cousins Again

Please tag Cousins again, because Bruce and Dan don’t yet look as foolish as possible…



SNYDER: John Wall And Wizards Wasting Each Other’s Time

Wizards have a chance to gel together in John Wall’s absence, right their wrongs before his return.



SNYDER: New Format, But Same Ol’ All-Star Game?

For all the hype over the NBA All-Star Game’s format change, opportunities were missed to gather intrigue.



SNYDER: ‘Gruden Bowl’ Less Likely Than ‘Harbaugh Bowl’

Another brother-vs.-brother Super Bowl pairing seems less likely than Cousins returning to Ashburn.



SNYDER: Skins And ‘Hard Knocks’ A Great Fit

All due respect to the other eligible franchises, they pale in comparison to the drama of Washington.



SNYDER: Wizards Still Trick-or-treat After Christmas Win

Until Wizards regularly beat inferior teams, we’ll continue to wonder if they’re among the elite.


SNYDER: Can’t Blame Harper If He Leaves

Bryce Harper has a lot of different things to weigh during his free agency.


SNYDER: Bradley Beal’s Play Creeping Closer To His Talk

The Wizards guard is backing up his talk with action.


Snyder: Nothing New In Skins Being Shameful

Brian Mitchell went on a rant Thursday after his former team suffered a blowout loss to Dallas. One thing he said struck me as odd.