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: Redskins Jokes Go Beyond The Field, To The Field

Redskins can claim turf talk is meaningless, but perception matches reality when the playing surface at FedEx ranked 26th in the league.



SNYDER: Redskins Did It Before, They Can Do It Again

Odds are Redskins will lose a game down the stretch, but they’ve been juking the odds all season.


Snyder: Niles Paul Can’t Remember; We Can’t Forget

When NFL players are concussed on the field, sometimes an arm remains upright, frozen in suspended animation as if attached to a string.



Snyder: Harper Might Leave, But Rizzo Must Stay

The Nationals’ top priority should be retaining Mike Rizzo beyond 2018.



Snyder: Girardi Should Run From Nationals Job

Nationals really need to prove they’re committed, in more ways than one, to land Girardi.



Snyder: No Wrong Answer on Dusty Baker Decision

Whichever side you choose to believe, you are correct.



Snyder: “This” Could Be It For The Nationals

What if this is as good as it gets?



Snyder: Ovechkin Needs To Keep Reminding Us

Alex Ovechkin is off to a GREAT start.



Snyder: Wizards’ Super Duo Has Work To Do

John Wall and Bradley Beal could propel Wizards to another level in the East.



Snyder: Barkley Has Ignorant Take On NBA Schedule

Charles Barkley has become the grumpy old man, telling kids to get off his lawn.