NBC hires Snyderman as medical editor

Former ABC News medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman has signed a deal to return to TV as NBC News' chief medical editor.

Snyderman is familiar to viewers as the former Good Morning America substitute cohost and 20/20 medical correspondent who left television in 2002. She had been vp consumer education at Johnson & Johnson for four years before joining NBC. She also is with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery.

At NBC, she'll work for the NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, as well as Today, Dateline NBC, and MSNBC, among NBC Universal-owned news platforms.

She will work with NBC chief science correspondent Robert Bazell.

A graduate of the medical school at the University of Nebraska, she completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh and began her surgical career at the University of Arkansas in 1983. She started working in television not long after at KATV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. She worked at ABC for 17 years.

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