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Former Radio Talk Show Host, Tony Snow, Dies at 53

By July 12, 2008

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Former talk show host, Tony Snow, died earlier this morning from complications related to an ongoing battle with colon cancer. He was 53.

While at Fox News, Snow served as the host of "The Tony Snow Show" on FOX News Radio and "Weekend Live with Tony Snow" on the Fox News Channel. He left his show in April, 2006, to become The White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush. He subsequently stepped down from the position in September, 2007, to re-enter the private sector. In April, 2008, Snow joined CNN as a political commentator.

Before being given his own radio show, Snow frequently served as a guest host for Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated program.

From 1996 to 2003 he anchored "FOX News Sunday". Snow also wrote a syndicated newspaper column, which appeared in more than 200 papers across the nation from 1993 to 2002.

Tony Snow is survived by his wife and three children.

More: Profile of Tony Snow

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