Mark Schnyder joined NBC 5 in May 2012 as a freelance reporter.
The native Texan spent the last four years reporting in St. Louis, Missouri. Mark’s also worked in Louisville, Kentucky, Knoxville, Tennessee, Bryan-College Station and started his career in Laredo. He’s always been an avid writer and interested in current events and started moving toward a journalism career as early as high school.
Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a little embarrassed he spent more time living in Bryan-College Station (home of the rival Aggies) than he did in Austin. But it turned out to be worth it because he met his wife, Teresa, there. Teresa is also a reporter in Dallas (and is from Dallas).
Mark grew up in Houston and always wanted to go back to work as a reporter in a big Texas TV market one day. He’s thrilled to be closer to family and friends and able to enjoy big-city life again.
Mark was a runner for many years and completed his first and only marathon (The Dallas White Rock Marathon) in 2004. He took up bike riding last summer when his knees no longer appreciated the pounding.
Mark is a die-hard Astros, Rockets, Texans and Longhorns fan and is excited about seeing his teams more often now that he’s back in his home state.
Mark and Teresa have two rescue dogs, a beagle and a mutt the beagle found during a walk. The lab mix was huddled under a car after a rainy night in St. Louis. The beagle, Archie, had been abandoned once and he helped save another abandoned dog, JD.