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Patrick Snell is a sport anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Hailing from England and based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, he is responsible for covering major sporting news and events for CNN’s international and domestic programming.
Throughout his career, Snell has reported on a wide range of significant sporting events. In 2016, he traveled to Minnesota to cover the Ryder Cup, capturing the American team’s victory of the prestigious title for the first time in eight years. In 2015, he provided coverage of golf prodigy Jordan Spieth’s triumph at the U.S. Open, where Spieth claimed his second career Major title and emerged as a rising star in the sport.
Snell has also reported from numerous prominent golf tournaments, including the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, where Graeme McDowell became the first European winner in four decades. He has covered multiple Masters Tournaments, PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, and British Opens.
Over the past decade, Snell’s coverage has extended to various other major sporting events. He reported on the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup, the 2006 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, the 2001 French Open, and the 2000 European Football Championships.
Having closely followed Tiger Woods’ career, Snell has secured exclusive interviews with the golf legend on several occasions, including the last CNN interview with Woods before his accident in 2009. Snell has also conducted interviews with other notable figures in the world of sports, such as Pelé, David Beckham, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer.
Before joining CNN in 2000, Snell gained nine years of experience as a sports and news reporter and anchor for Granada Television in Manchester and Radio City Liverpool in the UK.