Snowden Bishop is a seasoned author, journalist, photographer and producer with works published worldwide. Her career began in the fast-paced environment of broadcast journalism. She “cut her teeth” in FM radio stations as a drive-time disc jockey, producer and news reporter. She graduated into television news after being recruited by a San Diego NBC affiliate, KCST-TV, where she worked as an evening news assignment reporter. She later returned to Missouri to accept a new position as the anchor for “Today Show” cut-ins and morning news at the NBC affiliate, KCBJ-TV. An offer by CBS Television to co-host a national youth-oriented talk show transported her to Los Angeles. Just days before the show premiered, CBS abruptly cut all new programming to stave off a hostile corporate takeover. The show cancellation presented new opportunities behind-the-scenes in television and film production.
Snowden has since held a myriad of positions ranging from production staff to executive in talent relations, programming and production for major media companies including CastleRock, HBO, Warner Bros and EMI/Capitol. Independent production opportunities she could not refuse lead her to form her own media company, Bishop Arts & Media (a.k.a. BAM Productions) in 1998. As principal of BAM, Snowden became an award-winning producer and author of films, documentaries and live theater projects ranging in budget from $5 Thousand to $6 Million stemming from relationships with HBO and Warner Bros. including the critically acclaimed sleeper-hit musical White Trash Wins Lotto and live musical/ballet adaptation of the legendary film, Casablanca, which debuted at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. In industry circles, she became known for innovative campaigns she created to promote her productions as well as her masterful storytelling and editorial skills, which garnered a following of high-profile clients for ghostwriting, marketing and editorial services.
In 2009, she relocated to Arizona and founded BEAM Global Media. She has since served as editor-in-chief and co-publisher of several niche publications and developed content for clients in education and sustainability sectors. In 2014, she produced a worldwide streaming event covering a major three-day music and arts festival in Las Vegas with her partners and a world-class production team. Her passion for compassionate care and a burning desire to raise awareness about the cannabis movement led to BEAM’s 2016 launch of The Cannabis Reporter, a new online media outlet that endeavors to engender widespread acceptance. The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show marks Snowden’s return to broadcasting.
Exceptionally knowledgeable about sustainability, the environment and wildlife conservation, she is frequently invited to speak at events and occasionally co-host radio shows. She is a juried member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and was nominated to train with former Vice-President, Al Gore and earned her induction into Climate Reality Project’s esteemed Climate Leadership Corps. At that time, she was selected as one of only four featured Climate Leaders to represent the organization in South African media.
Having predicated her career path on social responsibility, she dedicates countless hours of pro bono service advocating for environmental, animal welfare and humanitarian causes. For more than a decade, she served as documentarian and legislative lobbyist for The Paw Project, and since 2009, she has served on the Board of Directors of Friends of Africa International where, as its current Vice Chairman, she is overseeing development of conservation and humanitarian projects in eastern Africa.