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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner.

As a full time, senior writer and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Wisconsin Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014.

After graduating from UWM with a degree in English and Women's Studies, Molly worked as the Membership and Marketing Director at the Downtown YMCA and as the Communications Specialist at Kalmbach Publishing Co. before joining the editorial staff at OnMilwaukee.com in June 2001. It is, hands down, the best job she's ever had -- except for when she worked as a vendette at The Prospect Mall Cinemas in the late '80s and could eat free popcorn while flirting with ushers. (During college, she also worked the door at the iconic Safe House and made people do ridiculous things like hula hoop topless if they didn't know the password to get in.)

Molly is the mother of two sons, Kai River and Levi, who love that their mom's job requires her to review waterparks sometimes.

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly also teaches tarot card classes, gardens, volunteers at the Wisconsin Humane Society, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.



Recent Articles
 
 Bars & Clubs - June 27, 2016
 MKE's Smallest Bar is at large on Brady Street
 Josh Malone - who co-owns Malone's On Brady - along with the owner of the neighboring bar Club Brady, Mike Lee, turned the tiny and scruffy outdoor space between their businesses into an eight-seat outdoor tavern called, aptly, MKE's Smallest Bar.
 
 Festival Guide - June 24, 2016
 Summerfest picks: Molly Snyder
 It's senior writer Molly Snyder's umpteenth Summerfest, and here's what she hopes to check out during the 11-day music festival, including Willie Nelson, Black Violin, Garbage, Whiskeybelles, Common, Def Lepperd and more. See you there!
 
 Marketplace - June 23, 2016
 City's first surf shop rolling into Shorewood
 Jake and Alaina Bresette will open Milwaukee's first surf shop, Lake Effect Surf Shop, in mid-July at 1926 E. Capitol Dr. The couple, who are both surfers, chose the location, in part, because of its proximity to Atwater Beach.
 
 Buzz - June 22, 2016
 A visit to Postman's Plot
 There's a new pop-up park on Wells and 2nd Streets called Postman's Plot, a small greenspace celebrating the founding of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Yesterday we stopped by to deliver our love letters to Milwaukee.
 
 Buzz - June 22, 2016
 Would you get a tattoo of your work logo? This OnMilwaukee writer did
 Fifteen years ago, Molly Snyder left a "good" job at a publishing company for a questionably stable job at OnMilwaukee. Some thought she was nuts, but she never looked back. Recently, in honor of her anniversary, Molly got the company logo inked on her arm. See the video here.
 
 Music - June 20, 2016
 MKE Underground: The night Turner Hall got doused with 1,000 liters of Faygo
 When OnMilwaukee senior writer Molly Snyder found out the Insane Clown Posse was coming to perform at Turner Hall, the self-described "experience junkie," and amateur sociologist, knew she had to go and witness the sticky mayhem for herself.
 
 Buzz - June 16, 2016
 9 photos from the Harley-Davidson Museum's new "Drag Racing" exhibit
 "Drag Racing: America's Fast Time," which opens to the public tomorrow - Friday, June 17 - at the Harley-Davidson Museum, explores the history and culture of the men and women who are innovators, risk takers and, in short, obsessed with speed.
 
 Dining - June 16, 2016
 Taco Bandito coming to Walker's Point
 A new Mexican restaurant, Taco Bandito, will soon open at 605 S. 1st St. in the Walker's Point Plaza between Cafe India and the gas station.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - June 16, 2016
 Cancer survivor and caregiver pen books about their individual experiences
 Sue Knight and Andrew Pain, who were married last year, both wrote books providing different views of Knight's battle against breast cancer. The couple will host a book signing at People's Books Cooperative in Riverwest on Saturday, June 18.
 
 Bars & Clubs - June 15, 2016
 First Look: Good City Brewing
 OnMilwaukee got a sneak peek of Good City Brewing this afternoon - and sampled four of its onsite-brewed beers. Here's a first look of the brewery, located on Farwell Avenue in the space that was formerly Crank Daddy's Bicycle Works.
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Arts and Entertainment - April 16, 2010
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Length: 00:07:29
 
Arts and Entertainment - November 13, 2009
 Molly talks the weekend with Kramp and Adler
Molly Snyder Edler joins FM 102.1's Kramp and Adler to talk about the weekend.
Length: 00:06:13
 
Arts and Entertainment - October 23, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler fall back into this autumn weekend
he fall activities continue this weekend with harvest festivals, haunted houses and the start of Halloween-filled fun. Here at OnMilwaukee.com, we're closing down Murray Avenue for a festival of art, music and food on Saturday or you can opt to make the short drive north to Kohler for a weekend filled with fall themed activities. You'll find costumes and Halloween fun at Boo Fest in the Milwaukee Public Market, Family Fun Fest at the Racine Art Museum or Family Fun day at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The Bucks continue with their last preseason game and the Admirals take to the rink for one of this season's first battles.
Length: 00:07:01
 
Arts and Entertainment - October 9, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up for this chilly fall weekend
Fundraisers, concerts and spooky scenes dominate Milwaukee's calendar this weekend. Lend your support by running Al's Run/Walk for Children's Hospital or doing the AIDS WALK Wisconsin and then fill your stomach at Empty Bowls Milwaukee. Miley Cyrus, "Spring Awakening," Ron White, Peter Mulvey, Codebreaker and comedian Paul Mooney all appear on stage, and the Milwaukee Book Festival hosts authors for readings and discussions at several area bookstores.
Length: 00:09:06
 
Arts and Entertainment - September 4, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your Labor Day weekend
Labor Day might fall a little bit later this year, but that doesn't mean Milwaukee is skimping on the celebration. For everyone staying in town for the weekend, there's plenty going on to keep you busy. Enjoy block parties on Milwaukee Street and Water Street for the Milwaukee Rally, on Martin Luther King Drive for the MLK Street Jam and BBQ or in Walker's Point for the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series.
Length: 00:06:13
 
Arts and Entertainment - August 7, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Andy preview State Fair's opening weekend
A new music festival in the Third Ward, the big "Milwaukee's Top Model Search" finale at Bradford Beach, Moody Blues, Collective Soul, "Rockerbox" in Riverwest, outdoor movies all over town, "Beer City Tattoo Convention," Arab World Fest, "Morning Glory Craft Fair," the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, "The Phantom of the Opera," a forecast that's saying temperatures in the 90s, oh and a little thing called the Wisconsin State Fair. Get it on, Milwaukee. The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and it's jam packed! No worries, though, the famous OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview has you covered.
Length: 00:07:47
 
Arts and Entertainment - July 31, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly walk you through this weekend's events
After last weekend's jam-packed offerings, the city takes a quiet break this weekend with fewer activities and an overall calmer feeling. Anyone searching for a good mix of music, art and entertainment can try catching the end of the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh or the last days of "Downtown Employee Appreciation" on Thursday and Friday. See actors live at the Times Theater or check out the Van's Warped Tour at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday. Don't miss out on Jaime Foxx and Crosby, Stills and Nash, who are in town, too.
Length: 00:03:17
 
Arts and Entertainment - June 26, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly preview your Summerfest-filled weekend
This weekend is all about Summerfest. The Big Gig hits the lakefront with live music, festival food and plenty of activities for the whole family. But if you're looking for something other than outdoor live music, Milwaukee's got you covered. See professional street racing at its best with the Downer Classic on Saturday.
Length: 00:07:40
 
Arts and Entertainment - May 1, 2009
 Slide into May with Molly, Kramp and Adler
If you're looking for music, Willy Porter, The Killers and Flight of the Conchords are all in town with local shows sure to live up to their name. Need more? The International Pop Overthrow Festival stages dozens of local and regional bands all in one weekend. A drag show at Alverno or Ghostwalk with the Holler House are two city firsts you won't want to miss.
Length: 00:08:29
 
Arts and Entertainment - April 24, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up this mid-April weekend
Earth Day carries over into the weekend with events for individuals and families all weekend long. Look to the Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park and state parks for activities and volunteer opportunities to get your hands dirty. Both Milwaukee NARI and Rummage-o-Rama recycle local goods to help your neighborhood and your wallet.
Length: 00:08:17