Chad Snow joined the KJZZ newsroom in December 2016, after two decades in the newspaper industry.
A longtime Tempe resident, he was most recently night editor and copy-desk chief for The Arizona Republic, editing a wide range of award-winning stories, including two series — on the 2014 Yarnell Hill wildfire and the 2011 mass shooting near Tucson — that were Pulitzer Prize finalists.
Snow, an Ohio State University graduate, began his journalism career as a small-town sports reporter before moving to Arizona and transitioning to a behind-the-scenes career in general news. A fierce advocate of fair, accurate and compelling journalism, he has taught editing at Arizona State University, and has lectured at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and other organizations on topics such as headline writing, editing on deadline, and the importance of accuracy.
In his spare time, Snow enjoys watching independent movies, playing cards and backgammon, hanging out with cats and dogs, and loyally following his beloved Ohio sports teams — for better or for worse.