Giles Snyder

NPR's Giles Snyder can be heard on NPR stations nationwide, bringing listeners the latest in national and international developments. His newscasts have been a regular part of NPR News' weekend overnight coverage since June 2004.

Prior to coming to NPR, Snyder worked for sixteen years at West Virginia Public Radio. He held a variety of on-air as well as managerial positions at the station, including operations director, program director, and the morning and local news anchor and reporter. He also spent time as the station's afternoon anchor/reporter.

Snyder has been awarded a variety of state Associated Press Awards for his newscasting role in public radio. He was also a proud member of an award-winning news team in West Virginia.

Snyder graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting.

Born in Greenwich, Conn., Snyder spent his formative years in Charleston, W.Va. An enthusiastic family historian, he has traced his family's roots back through many generations. He is also an avid reader of historical biographies. Snyder enjoys flat-picking traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes on the guitar. He and his wife, Trina, have been married for ten years and together they have two kids.

Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

Los Angeles Police confirm that Garner was found dead of natural causes at his home in Brentwood on Saturday.