David Snyder, the First Amendment Coalition’s Executive Director, is a lawyer and former journalist whose work as a reporter included time at the Albuquerque Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, and the Washington Post, where he was a reporter on the metro staff from 2000 to 2005. As a lawyer, Snyder represented journalists and news media for the Sheppard Mullin law firm in San Francisco for many years. He became Executive Director of FAC in December 2016.
Snyder received his B.A. with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors Program. He holds a M.S. in Journalism with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Law.