April 21st, 2008
04:08 PM ET
14 years ago

Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow joins CNN

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/21/art.tonysnow1.gi.jpg caption="The former White House spokesman joins CNN Monday night.]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former White House press secretary Tony Snow will join CNN as a conservative commentator beginning Monday.

CNN president Jon Klein announced that Snow, a long-time political observer with a longstanding news background, will contribute to CNN as the network continues to broadcast winning political coverage.

Snow most recently served as press secretary to President Bush. For 10 years, beginning in 1996, he appeared on Fox News Channel as the host of Fox News Sunday, Weekend Live with Tony Snow and other programs. Before joining Fox, Snow served as a substitute "From the Right" co-host for CNN's Crossfire.

Snow has also been a newspaper writer, radio host and columnist, and a speechwriter in the administration of the first President Bush.


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  1. Bill

    Oh my God! This explains why CNN has become so conservative and pro-Hillary lately.

    April 21, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Good, maybe he can answer the question "what the heck did Bush do (or not do) to ruin our economy and what signs do we look for in the future to avoid morons like that becoming president?"

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. Hussien for America

    Now CNN will have one more right wing republican voice to their chorus / spin machine;

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. Patrick

    Good move CNN. I've always liked Snow, he also seems more moderate than you're portaying him as.

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. DEE in fla

    Who cares

    Obama 08

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. Bridgette

    Well we can see where CNN is going. This is why the news is just entertainment now. Most of the anchors are all from the white house regardless of anyone's administration. We have got to start digging deeper and finding news elsewhere because the cable news shows are just pure entertainment.

    April 21, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  7. New Yorker

    How can some one who worked and lied for Bush can get a job at CNN?????!!!! – you sold out and should join Fox News

    April 21, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  8. jawahar rajan

    why Oh why does CNN waste it time on such folk? Yet another reason me for me to turn away from CNN news.
    Tony snow is a Bush Admin mouth piece.
    Please bring in more objective and centrist folk.

    Jawahar Rajan

    April 21, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. bernj

    Wow...just what CNN needs. Another "independent" journalist. Everybody watch now as Tony Snow transforms into Lou Dobbs II before your eyes.

    What ever happened to real journalists? Independent, objective, hardnose reporters are needed. Not another "commentator" telling half the story.

    April 21, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. Elizabeth

    Well, that's odd.

    Wonder why Fox Noise didn't welcome him back into the fold?

    April 21, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. ***AMERICAN***

    I guess it was time to find a new job.

    April 21, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. K B.

    I can only imagine how "Fair and Balanced" his work for CNN will be.. how can you take a presidential press secretary and allow him to be a mouthpiece for the administration under the name of news.. ?

    April 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Rick from Bowie

    Who G A S! Please do a report on how the oil companies are ripping us off. What about the sentiment in America to bring our troops home and end the war??????

    April 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. R.M.

    This is the clear sign yet CNN is moving towards right of the center...
    I am all for MSNBC now. Good bye CNN

    April 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. Danette Riddle

    Conservative? really? nah....
    (this is a snark)

    Let's see if Mr. Snow can have a less arrogant style working for CNN, and it would also be nice if he was more honest.

    April 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. SueB

    Just what CNN needs–to be like Fox News.

    April 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  17. Willy

    Welcome Tony Snow! Nice to see I only hope you get the fair and balance respect from the staff at the Clinton News Network.

    April 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. MD in OK

    I think he should snake his way back to the old Sly Fox.

    April 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  19. The Great One

    WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU GUYS ALLOW THIS IDIOT TO BE A MEMBER OF SUCH A GREAT NEWS TEAM! i have no problem with cnn having more conservitive ppl on their team but c'mon! this was a bush "yes" man his entire career!!! man i'm sorry cnn..but you might lose me as a viewer over this one....and i'm a cnn fanatic!

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  20. Dekonti

    This is just GREAT!!!!!! Tony Snow is just one of the best journalist around.

    George S. of ABC needs to take notes from Tony Snow rather than from Sean Hannity (the guy who dropped out of college multiple times because "he did not not have money").

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  21. Small Town PA

    There goes the neighborhood!

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  22. Trey L.

    Thank God for C Span!

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. mykle

    I used to watch "CNN", but now I think I have to quit doing that.Mr. Snow is exactly that ,....."A SNOW job"- What time is he on? This way I'll make sure NOT to watch!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. BA

    CNN is going down the drain fast-first Nancy-Lou-Glenn and now Tony. Maybe they should change the name from CNN to Faux2.

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  25. Paulymer in New Hampshire

    Why would CNN hire anyone from the Bush Administration, especially someone who's job was to put out the misinformation from that discredited group working from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? He belongs over at Fox, as does Glenn Beck. Come on CNN!

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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