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Tony Snow (Robert Anthony Snow)

journalist , musician , politician

Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow was an American journalist, political commentator, television news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host, musician, and the third White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush. Snow also worked for President George H. W. Bush as chief speechwriter and Deputy Assistant of Media Affairs. He served as White House Press Secretary from May 2006 until his resignation effective September 2007.

Background

Snow was born in Berea, Kentucky, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, Jim, taught social studies, was a school guidance counselor, and an assistant principal at Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio from which his son graduated.

Education

After graduating from Princeton High School, Snow obtained his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Davidson College in 1977

Career

Between his two White House stints, Snow was a broadcaster and newspaper columnist. After years of regular guest-hosting for The Rush Limbaugh Show and providing news commentary for National Public Radio, he launched his own talk radio program, The Tony Snow Show, which went on to become nationally syndicated. He was also a regular personality on Fox News Channel since 1996, hosting Fox News Sunday and Weekend Live, and often substituting as host of The O'Reilly Factor. In April 2008, Snow briefly joined CNN as a commentator. He also made several notable speeches, including keynote addresses at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2007 and 2008.

In his journalistic and governmental capacities, Snow generally supported conservative causes.

Membership

  • Council Foreign Relations

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, music, travel, writing

Connections

father:
James

mother:
Betty

children:
Kendall Elizabeth

Robert Walke

Kristin Anna

1st wife:
Jill Ellen Walker