Sylvia Snowden hails from Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood (fondly known as “over East”), where she attended McDade Classical Elementary 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 work with some of the most respected persons in the field of journalism. She’s worked as 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 blogger. She is the editorial director of CAN TV channel 42, where she has received a special commendation from the Illinois State Legislature for her work connecting Chicagoans to vital support services through media. Sylvia also works as a freelance writer for Ebony Media Operations via Ebony.com and Jet.com. She’s also written for Huffington Post. Her blog, trulysylvia.com, has had articles featured by BlogHer, Chicago Now, and a variety of other publications.
Ms. Snowden is a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Communication Workers of America and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She’s single and has no children. 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.
She is also the 2018 1st runner up for the Alumni Journalist of the Year award 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.