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TV Commentator Named White House Press Secretary

President Bush has appointed conservative television commentator Tony Snow as the new White House press secretary.

Mr. Bush told reporters Wednesday that he is confident Snow will be an outstanding addition to the White House staff.

Snow will replace Scott McClellan, who announced his resignation from the press secretary's job last week.

The 50-year-old Snow is a well-known figure in Washington political and media circles. He hosts both radio and television shows for Fox News, and he served as a speechwriter for Mr. Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush.

Snow's hiring is part of an overall shake-up of the White House staff, in an attempt to revive Mr. Bush's troubled second-term agenda and to boost declining public support for the president.