2008 winner

Mason Snyder
Mason Snyder, right, is congratulated for receiving the Fall 2008 Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarship. Snyder is a senior at the University of South Carolina.

Mason Snyder
University of South Carolina

Mason Snyder, of Simpsonville, S.C., is a senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His broadcast experience began in high school where he was the play-by-play announcer for the Southside Christian School’s basketball program. In 2008, his radio career took him to Monrovia, Liberia, where he hosted an hour-long request show heard in five African countries.

Mason’s television experience includes working for “SGTV” at the University of South Carolina. “SGTV” is a volunteer student-run campus television operation that produces several weekly programs. He has also worked with ESPN when the network was in Columbia to produce college football games.

Mason spent the summer of 2008 as an intern at WSPA-TV in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, N.C. market. His daily duties included writing, producing and editing. He also spent time researching stories for special projects.