AWARD WINNING NATIONAL JOURNALIST KATE SNOW SPEAKER FOR 2018 DIXON AWARDS LUNCHEON

Kate Snow

Kate Snow, the anchor of “NBC Nightly News” Sunday and an award-winning Senior National Correspondent for NBC News, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 New Mexico Foundation for Open Government William S. Dixon First Amendment Award luncheon.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place, NE, in Albuquerque on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Snow’s reporting appears across all platforms of NBC News and MSNBC. She currently contributes regularly to “Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Dateline NBC,” and “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.”

From 2015-2017, Snow also anchored a weekday news program on MSNBC, which featured newsmakers and fast-paced political coverage.

“A former KOAT TV 7 reporter, Snow is perhaps best known for insightful stories that make an impact,” Paula Maes, Dixon Luncheon Committee chair, said.  “In 2018, Snow sat down exclusively with Andrea Constand, who broke her 13-year silence about the case that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction.”

That Dateline hour followed Snow’s 2015 Dateline special with 27 Bill Cosby accusers in one room, which won both Emmy and duPont awards. Her 2015 series about transgender children was called a “phenomenon,” as millions of people watched a video about 5-year-old Jacob that went viral on social media, and millions more watched stories on Nightly News and TODAY.  Her Emmy-winning 2014 series, “Hooked: America’s Heroin Epidemic,” put a human face on a public health crisis, prompted congressional hearings and legislative action, and was praised by drug policy organizations. Snow’s investigative reports on texting while driving and concussions among young female soccer players sparked national conversations.

“Snow has also covered politics throughout her career, including five presidential elections, the White House and Congress,” Maes said. “She has interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, from President Obama to Bono; Jeff Bezos to Ringo Starr. She pointedly questioned President Bill Clinton in his first interview after his wife lost the 2008 nomination. But she can just as easily sing a tune with Rick Springfield.”

She was the anchor of the weekend edition of ABC’s “Good Morning America” for six years. Previously, she was a White House correspondent for ABC News and a Congressional Correspondent for CNN.

Snow is the wife of radio host Chris Bro and proud mom of Zack and Abby. She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Master’s degree in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She works closely with many charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Snow is on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @tvkatesnow.

Individual tickets for the Dixon Luncheon are $60, tables are $600 for a round of 10 and sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds benefit the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, a 501(c)(3) New Mexican nonprofit corporation. For more information, call 505-764-3750.  Go online to NMFOG.org and click on events.