Nancy Snyderman, M.D., chief medical editor for NBC News, will anchor a one-hour daily show about health news and issues that will air on MSNBC beginning June 29.
According to the press release, Snyderman “will tackle everything from health and wellness tips and medical breakthroughs to in-depth looks at health policy as it makes its way through Washington.”
“The abundance of medical and health information means that we have more news than newscasts at NBC. This program will give us a chance to integrate medical news with politics, health policy, and the health concerns of our consumers,” said Snyderman.
The show, which apparently doesn’t yet have a name, will air at noon on weekdays.
Snyderman previously worked for ABC, which suspended her for a week after she made a radio commercial for Tylenol. She later left ABC to become vice president of medical affairs for Johnson & Johnson – maker of Tylenol.
Just one review of her work is posted at HealthNewsReviews.org but it met only one of 10 criteria the site lays out for responsible health reporting. The piece was deemed to be “disease-mongering.”