White House press secretary Tony Snow resigning

Tony Snow, the highly visible White House press secretary, will leave his job on Sept. 14 and be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino, an administration official said Friday. President George W. Bush was to announce the changes during an appearance in the White House briefing room. Snow, ailing with cancer, had said recently he would leave before the end of Bush's presidency in January 2009 because he needs to make more money than his government salary provides. Before coming to the White House Snow was a radio and television commentator.