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. mama for obama

    Billary must be jumping off her chair she is officially joining the Conservative Republican club of Rush L and Ann Coulter..
    evenr McCain is not as republican as billary

    April 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. osama

    TONY !!!! Have you no shame ??

    CNN is somewhere to the LEFT of Al Jazeera

    April 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Frank

    Just what we need another Conservative newscaster, labeled as "Independent." No wonder viewers are flocking away from listening to the Mainstream Media.

    April 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. marianna

    Mr. Snow will hopefully add some konservative balance to CNN.

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. steve b

    first glenn beck, now Tony Snow–did Rupert Murdock buy CNN while I slept? Enough is enough-no more watching CNN for me.

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Veterans for Obama

    Its bad enough I have to listen to Lou Dobbs....now this blow hard>

    April 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. stevie

    Its time to start watching MSNBC

    April 21, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. John, Washington DC

    I commend CNN for adding Snow – they need more conservative commentators to balance the legion of liberal ones they have.

    April 21, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. CNN fears my comments... why else are they deleted?

    Was he tired of being fair and balanced?

    April 21, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. john williams san diego, ca.

    in order to help CNN's ratings they are trying to integrate some moderates instead of all their leftist loons.

    April 21, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. Percy

    YUCK!!!

    How about a real Liberal commentator and not just middle-right who call themselves libs.

    April 21, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. democrat

    WHAT? WHY?Aren't there enough right wing hacks on Fox and talk radio? Snow lost all credibility as a journalist when he became an enable if not downright liar for the Bush administration!!!!

    April 21, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. James Nelson

    Hmm. What would a paid liar be doing working at an established news organization?

    Oh, never mind. It was a purely rhetorical question. Most journalists in the mainstream media are paid liars these days.

    April 21, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Bruce Bryant, Escondido, CA.

    FANTASTIC, CNN finally gets it, in spite of being a Bamamaniac platform.

    April 21, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Gregory, Scottsdale, AZ

    This is crazy! Why add him, they don't need him. He wuill NOT attract new viewers so what is the point? We live in crazy times.

    April 21, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. therealist

    CNN could definitly use the pointers on the difference between reportive journalism and media corrosion.

    April 21, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. Alison, Boston, MA

    Because CNN becoming just like Fox News is just what everyone's been hoping to see. Hooray for more news organizations that are nothing more than right wing mouthpieces!

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  18. Dave

    Great addition to the team. Should bring reason and added professionalism. Look forward to him and Carville going at it.

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. sophia nyc

    Huh? Why?
    Where will I go for news? BBC?

    April 21, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. Bayou Joe

    CNN needs the balance in their coverage. Now we will get the news not the opinions of your commentators.

    The leftist are already starting to cry.

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  21. Why would CNN Hire the Man who Lied for the President

    Thanks Tony,

    For your part in the lie U.S. soldiers continue to commit suicides bidding farewell to their patriotism.

    4000 + dead, 35,000 injuried, 120,000 civilian dead.

    Thanks Tony

    April 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. r swaney

    He may be able to be a political commentator although is wworking with the Bush admiatstration will cause smome douths about his truefullnes. This adminastration is noted for not always being truthful

    April 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. eddie johnson

    Obama = MSNBC
    Clinton = CNN
    McCain=FoxNews
    NoBody Cares what they think = ABC

    April 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. RebelYell

    Good to see CNN sinking even further into the abyss.

    April 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. An Agnostic Democrat

    Oh, great – just what CNN needs; another right-wing tool to help march us into another war. Bombs away!

    April 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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