Dan Snow has a degree in degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He rowed three times in the University Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford. His father is the BBC television journalist Peter Snow, while News Reporter Jon Snow is the cousin of his father.
Dan's first break into television presenting came with the programme El Alamein, in 2003. He co-presented it with his father Peter Snow, for the battle's 60th anniversary.
El Alamein was followed up in 2004 with the BAFTA award winning Battlefield Britain, which was also co-presented with Peter Snow. From 2006 to 2008, Dan presented 20th Century Battlefields, on battles throughout the 20th century.
In 2010, Dan's popularity started to rise and he began presenting more and more historical programmes, starting with the series Little Ships.
Dan Snow's Norman Walks was filmed in 2010 followed by the 2011 series Filthy Cities furthered Dan's move away from war-based documentaries, and cemented his position as a top historical television presenter. Dan also presented Explosion 1812.