Tony Snow to address ASCRS annual meeting

Fairfax, VA-Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and journalist, will speak at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery's next annual meeting

Fairfax, VA-Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and journalist, will speak at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s next annual meeting.

He will talk about the upcoming election and the prospects for health-care reform at the Government Relations Session, April 6, at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in Chicago.

Snow served as press secretary for the George W. Bush administration from May 2006 to September 2007. He also was part of the administration of George H.W. Bush as director of speechwriting and deputy assistant to the president for media affairs.

Snow has worked in all three major media-print, radio, and television. He started his career in 1979 as an editorial writer for the Greensboro Record in North Carolina and went on to write editorials for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. He ran the editorial pages in both the Daily Press of Newport News, VA, and the Washington Times. He’s written nationally syndicated columns for the Detroit News and USA Today.

For 7 years, he served as the host of Fox News Sunday. Most recently, he was the host of the “Tony Snow Show’’ on Fox News Radio and “Weekend Live with Tony Snow’’ on the Fox News Channel.

His career also has included work as a teacher in Kenya and in Cincinnati, where he grew up, and work as an advocate for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled in North Carolina.

In February 2005, colon cancer was diagnosed in Snow. His mother had died from the disease years earlier. After successful surgery, he began a course of chemotherapy and returned to work at Fox News. In March 2007, 10 months after becoming White House press secretary, Snow’s doctors discovered that his cancer had returned. He underwent surgery again; in April he resumed his White House duties and began a second round of chemotherapy treatment before leaving the White House several months later.