Sylvia Snowden hails from Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood (fondly known as “Over East”), where she attended McDade Classical Elementary School and Morgan Park High School.
Following high school, Ms. Snowden received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Since finishing school, she’s had the opportunity to train under some of the most respected persons in the field of journalism. She’s worked as a production coordinator for the Oprah Winfrey Show and interned at WVON-AM 1690, for the Roland S. Martin Morning Show.
Sylvia presently works in Chicago, IL, as a journalist and vlogger. She’s the co-host of CAN TV’s Political Forum, a live, call-in talk show devoted Chicago’s most important political happenings. She’s also editorial director of CAN TV channel 42 and has received a special commendation from the Illinois State Legislature for her work connecting Chicagoans to vital support services through media. Sylvia has also worked as a freelance writer for Ebony.com, Jet.com and Huffington Post. Her blog, trulysylvia.com, has had articles featured by BlogHer, Chicago Now, and a variety of other publications; the site’s also home to “Truly Sylvia,” a web series hosted and executive produced by exclusively by Sylvia.
Ms. Snowden is a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Communication Workers of America. She’s also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she was named the 2018 1st runner-up –Alumni Journalist of the Year in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Central Region, as the 1st runner-up recipient of the Peggy Lewis LeCompte Outstanding Graduate Soror in Communications/Journalism Award. In her spare time (of which she thankfully has plenty), she enjoys shopping, reading, brunching with friends and following politics. Ms. Snowden also enjoys working with her church, Greater Institutional A.M.E., where she serves on its board of directors.