Emmy award-winning anchor of Sunday “NBC Nightly News” is BBBS of NYC’s newest trustee
Press Release – NEW YORK, August 1, 2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC), the nation’s first and New York’s largest youth mentoring organization, today announced it has named Kate Snow, Emmy award-winning journalist for NBC News, to its Board of Trustees.
Snow is currently the anchor of Sunday NBC Nightly News and also serves as a senior national correspondent for the network. She has also reported for MSNBC, TODAY and Dateline NBC. Prior to working with NBC, Snow was the anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America, and was also the White House correspondent for ABC News. Snow has been a Big Sister to her Little, Amanda, for more than 20 years, and previously served as a member of the National Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Kate is an extraordinary journalist, who is committed to improving society through telling the impactful stories that shape our world. Through her tremendous success, Kate demonstrates to all young people that with hard work and a commitment to education, they can accomplish dreams of their own,” said Hector Batista, chief executive officer of BBBS of NYC. “As a Big Sister herself, Kate has made a positive, lasting impact on the life of her Little, and through her work with our organization, she is committed to ensuring all young people have opportunities to succeed. We are proud to have Kate join our Board of Trustees.”
“I am such a strong believer in the power of mentoring. Spending time with a Big Brother or Big Sister role model can change a child’s trajectory,” said Kate Snow. “I can also attest that these relationships also change the life of the mentor. I look forward to working to help children in NYC reach their fullest potential.”
Snow has worked closely with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. She holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Snow currently resides in New York with her husband, radio host Chris Bro, and their two children, Zack and Abby.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC currently serves more than 5,200 young people across the five boroughs each year through a variety of specialized mentoring programs.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC), the nation’s first and NYC’s largest youth mentoring organization, has served the changing needs of New York City’s most at-risk youth since 1904. The volunteer- and donor-based organization offers a variety of specialized mentoring programs to help children facing more complex challenges – including immigrant youth, children in foster care and children of incarcerated parents – as well as the Workplace Mentoring Center, which helps businesses throughout New York City positively impact the lives of young people and build a foundation for professional success. Additionally, since 1992 BBBS of NYC has worked through its Center for Training and Professional Development to equip non-profit professionals throughout New York City to develop and enhance their own mentoring and youth-development programs and organizations.
Through the support of individuals, foundations and corporations, this not-for-profit agency has been able to change the lives of the city’s most disadvantaged children, matching them with caring adult role models – dependable friends who can help to expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures. To learn more, become a mentor and/or offer support, please visit www.bigsnyc.org.
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