Anchor and Correspondent
Patrick Snell is a sport anchor and correspondent for CNN International.
Patrick Snell is a sport anchor and correspondent for CNN International. He is based at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, where he covers the major sporting news and events for CNN's international and domestic programming.
Over the course of the last decade, Snell has covered a number of major sporting events for CNN including the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup in the West Indies; the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany; the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan; the 2001 French Open at Roland Garros; and the 2000 European Football Championships in Belgium and the Netherlands.
He's also covered several major golf tournaments including the 2010 U.S. Open Championship in California, where Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell became the first European to win the event in 40 years; the 2010 PGA Championship in Wisconsin; the 2005, '06, '08, '09 and '12 Masters Tournaments in Augusta, Georgia; the 2002 and '08 Ryder Cups; and the 2002 and '06 British Opens.
Snell has reported extensively on Tiger Woods' career over the years, securing one-on-one interviews with the world's former No. 1 ranked golfer on a number of occasions. Snell's interview with Woods following his FedEx Cup victory in September 2009 was the last CNN interview with Woods before his accident in November 2009.
He has interviewed many notable figures in sport including football legend Pelé; FIFA president Sepp Blatter; golfers Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, John Daly and Graeme McDowell; chess champion Garry Kasparov; David Beckham; Lance Armstrong; Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
Before joining CNN in July 2000, Snell had nine years of experience as a sports and news reporter and anchor for Granada Television in Manchester and Radio City Liverpool in the UK.
Born in Southport, England, Snell earned a degree in Media Journalism from Darlington College of Technology in North East England and a languages degree at the University of Liverpool. He is fluent in French and Spanish.