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. Tanis

    I like Tony Snow–good man. Welcome to CNN

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. Kyle Indianapolis, Indiana

    WHY???

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. Debra

    What delightful news!

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

    Why would any honorable news organization hire Tony Snow?

    His previous job was to stand up there and lie!

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Lawyer

    I knew CNN was titling towards FOX NEWS Journalism, and this proves based on the its coverage of the primaries, online news stories and employees that CNN is no longer an independent respected NEWS Agency!

    The problem is, CNN, missed the BOAT, BUSH Will be OUt, Obama will win the presidency and MSNBC will be the new cable news KING!.......

    Enjoy being the mouth piece of the FAR RIGHT for the next few months.....

    April 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Wayne

    Hillary has done more to advance the candidacy of McCain than any republican ever could. She has declared him a better Commander in Chief than Obama (who will beat her in the primaries), and she has successfully ebbed the wave of "Obamamania," a feat which McCain does not possess the charisma nor personal magnetism, nor connection with his fellow republicans to have been able to accomplish. In her selfish, "me first and forget everyone else" campaign she will both lose the race to become the democratic front runner, and has jeopardized her party's chances to win. Way to go Hillary, way to go!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Slowpoke

    He will deliver such biased news. He twists everything while talking to reports. I hope he isn't given a high-up position.

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Save us PA

    First CNN becomes the Hillary network. Now this. Snow has been soiled with the Karl Rove wand too long to have any credibility left.

    Look out on your right, Faux News!

    MSNBC, anyone?

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  9. Melanie, TX

    And the CIA has officially taken over our major news media outlets. Sigh.

    April 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  10. TEXAN TO OBAMA SUPPORTERS!!!

    You must be brain dead if you think CNN is backing Hillary. Do you not have ears. Every story that comes through CNN is Pro Obama. They want him to win because they know he can not defeat McCAIN>

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. PD from CA

    Great. Like CNN needed more conservative commentators. CNN is so skewed to the right anymore, they're getting dangerously close to FOX. Conservative talking points is what they take their cues from.

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. mike

    How is this news? Does CNN report on the new jobs of all WH staffers? Or is this self-serving free publicity?

    April 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    CNN is the best but I don't know about hiring Tony Snow. I know he's smart but in whose interest is he going to working against.

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Corey, Maryland

    Time for me to start watching MSNBC.....

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

    Great!!! Now CNN can become a "fair and balanced" like Fox News -shame on you!!!!

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

    Great, like CNN doesn't have enough right wing anti-Obama folks on board.

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

    CNN offers a position to Tony Snow? Mr. Snow is a disgraceful propagandist with no credibility. CNN's credibility has been diminished greatly. I'll turn him and CNN off immediately.

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. Joe Merolla Johnston, RI

    Who is next for CNN..Rush Slimebaugh...We need someone who can lie better than Tony Snow..Looks like MSNBC is the only "Fair and Balanced"
    News network LEFT!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. CrazyDrumGuy

    Seriously, CNN? Tony Snow? What, FNC had already snatched up Karl Rove so you went for the next worse thing?

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

    all the more reason to stop watching cnn...

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. Lawyer

    The moderators of this story are going to take the COMMENT option away once they see how people are reacting to this.....lol!

    STOP CENSORING FREE SPEECH.........

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. Sam, Menlo Park

    But I thought he had to quit because he needed time to recover from the cancer he got because of all the LYING he's done.

    Or was that just another lie???

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  23. Rick from Bowie

    Who makes these decisions?? This is one more reason to turn off CNN....good bye!

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  24. Mssylady, Kalamazoo, MI

    Glad to see you are working with CNN, you will do an excellent job and contribute a lot. Maybe you can put in a word for Ed Gordon who deserves a break and who is multi-talented and truly a gifted newsman,

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. typical white guy

    Has anyone heard this guy talk on the O'Reilly radio show? He fills in for O'Reilly and man is he dull. I will not be watching much CNN going forward – Fox for now on.

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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