In the News
NEWPORT – Jack Snodgrass wasn’t surprised about his “outgoing, outspoken” daughter’s first professional interest: She earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Western Kentucky University. She was a reporter with then-WTK Cable of Northern Kentucky when she decided to earn a law degree at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. So while she balks at media attempts to get the raw story of crimes before they even go to trial, Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney Michelle Snodgrass gets it. She knows when national news or social media are going to swoop in to cover her trials. She keeps her distance, but she is ever aware. This summer, countless people saw Snodgrass work the Shayna Hubers trial. ABC, CBS, NBC were all in the historic courthouse in Newport. And, as she’d predicted, the media clamored to get an inside view of the lives of these two “beautiful people,” as Snodgrass describes them.
“The hard part about the media attention is finding a way to not let it interrupt the purpose,” Snodgrass said. “They might think, this is really good stuff.
“The reality of it is, my job is in the courtroom.”