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. Rob Spear

    Nice work, CNN. You hadn't fully morphed into Fox News until now.

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

    Is he taking the position of Richard Quest, the CNN contributor who was just arrested for possession of meth in Central Park?

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

    Now we will find out what is meant by a "Snow job."

    April 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. DJ, LA, CA

    Conversative commentator that worked for Faux News? Who knew?

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Dan G.

    How dare CNN hire someone who isn't a Liberal! You just don't get it, you must be a liberal before you can become a journalist.

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. joe

    speechwriter in the administration of the first President Bush? Well he should write for this bush too. I know working for Bush may gave him some clues and he will support Obama. Welcome to the right place for the news.

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. D Williams

    This is just awful!! Why didn't he go back to FOX!!!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. B.NYC

    TONY SNOW + CNN = ? R THEY THINKING ?

    April 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. steve becker

    if you continue to slant the news coverage in favor of the republicans and hiring bush adminstration lackeys like tony snow i will be watching you less and less.

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. finana

    I have turned away from CNN the past couple of months as they have been great Hillary supporters. I had always thought of CNN as "Fair and Balanced", but not anymore.

    This is going to put them over the top. See Ya.

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. Rob

    That's great! It proves that CNN is fair and balanced and has some diversity to its news staff. Way to go!

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. IAMWMD

    So, it now looks like FoxNews and CNN are merging. Great new for the Republican propaganda machine.

    Obama 08

    April 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  13. Max

    Jack Caffery was fired? Great News.

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. Martha

    Gosh... what a shame. With so many bright, well educated journalists outthere, you would think that CNN could grab one of them. Oh, well...

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Dilip Samuels

    Guess CNN needs another Lou Dobbs !!

    Right wing fundamentalists who appeal to a disspearing demographic ..at longitudinally over time

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. Kevin, NC

    Whats the Big Deal about he is liar..by the way isnt there a scandal going on with Hired Guns of this administration posing as New Commentators on various networks.....CNN SNN SIN it all the same...

    April 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  17. C Rockliff-Stein

    Pretty soon CNN will be just like Fox. Time to start getting all my news from the BBC. Aargh.

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Chris from San Antonio

    How many liars do we need making conservative commentary, CNN?

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Sharon Minnesota

    Cnn is getting finally smarter with the addition of Snow. I'm no Bush fan but honestly, after this primary crazyness, we need a sane conservative voice at CNN instead of the liberal tilt toward Obama that is sinking this ship.

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Glen Beck, Nancy Grace, and now Tony Snow. Has Rupert Murdock taken over CNN, too?

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. Craig Garrett

    Snow is great. Good move, CNN.

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    To Bad CNN you could have done better, a right wing neo-con!

    April 21, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. Alonzo Demetrius

    Tony Snow will be truthful no matter what channel he reports for. He has a fine understanding of liberal and conservative thought. Perhaps I will be able to stand CNN with Snow aboard.

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  24. stuart_zechman

    why does our cnn let in a neocon like snow

    shame on you

    hopefully snow wont be there long

    go obama

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  25. Janice

    Wonderful, I love Tony Snow and he is objective, just what CNN needs.

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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