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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
 
 Buzz - September 28, 2016
 Rad Milwaukee Woman: Attorney Katherine Charlton
 Katherine Charlton has worked as an attorney at Hawks Quindel since 2005. Her practice areas include employment law representing employees, family law and fair housing law. But it's her level of fairness and compassion that make her an integral part of the justice system.
 
 Buzz - September 27, 2016
 Rad Milwaukee Woman: Northwestern Mutual's Sandra Botcher
 Sandra Botcher has served as the vice president of campus and event experiences at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance for 15 years. In a nutshell, she oversees all of the facilities, events/field meetings, security and more.
 
 Bars & Clubs - September 26, 2016
 The Pfister's Lobby Lounge undergoes major renovation
 The Pfister Lobby Lounge closed on the day after Labor Day for a fresh look. It re-opens to the public on Thursday. We stopped by to take an early look and although the space was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of the piano, it looked almost ready to go.
 
 Dining - September 23, 2016
 Mimma's to close, as new owners consider options
 The new owners of the Brady Street building that houses Mimma's met with the restaurant operator, Girolama "Mimma" Megna, and asked her what she wanted to do with the 28-year-old restaurant. Mimma has decided to retire and the future of the space is under consideration.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 22, 2016
 Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk"
 The "Avatar"-inspired Cirque du Soleil called "Toruk: The First Flight" opens tonight in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and runs through Sunday. Here are 10 sneak peek photos.
 
 Bars & Clubs - September 21, 2016
 First look: Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern is open "fore" business
 Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern, 1905 E. North Ave., opened to the public at 2 p.m. today and OnMilwaukee was there - ready to chat, drink and putt. Owners David and Marla Poytinger call it "The world's first Maker's Golf Tavern."
 
 Arts & Entertainment - September 21, 2016
 Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes
 This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.
 
 Bars & Clubs - September 21, 2016
 Featured bartender: Sabbatic's Nora Graveline
 OnMilwaukee recently caught up with Nora Graveline - who has worked at the Walker's Point corner bar since the spring - to talk music, getting hit on and how no one should ever order an Old Fashioned from her at Sabbatic.
 
 Kids & Family - September 19, 2016
 High school cell phone policies suffer disconnect
 Milwaukee high schools have very different policies on cell phone use on school grounds. It seems high school cell phone policies are a microcosm of the differences between city public schools, suburban public schools and private religious schools.
 
 Dining - September 16, 2016
 Jo-Cat's Pub owners purchase Mimma's building
 Jeno and Lorenzo Cataldo, the owners of Jo-Cats Pub, 1113 E. Brady St., bought the building next door that houses Mimma's. The future of the Italian restaurant, which opened in 1988, is yet to be determined.
 


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
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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