Brit Hume Biography
Born Alexander Britton Hume, Brit Hume is a journalist and political commentator. He worked for ABC News for 23 years, contributing to Nightline, This Week, and World News Tonight Peter Jenning. From 1989 to 1996 he served as ABC News chief White House correspondent. Hume also worked as a managing director for Fox News Channel before becoming their senior political analyst in 2008.
Brit Hume Age | Birthday
Hume is 78 years old as of February 2022. He was born on June 22, 1943, in Washington, D.C, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of June each year.
Brit Hume Family
Hume was born in Washington, D.C to his parents Virginia Powell Hume (mother) and George Graham Hume (father). The journalist is of partly Scottish descent through his father.
Brit Hume Height
The political commentator, Hume stands at a height measurement of 6 feet and 3 inches.
Brit Hume Wife
Hume is married to his wife Kim Schiller Hume, who was a Fox News vice president and Washington bureau chief before she retired in 2006. The pair tied the knot in 1993.
Brit Hume Children
The political analyst for Fox News channel, Hume has been blessed with two children; son Sandy Hume, who was a reporter for The Hill, and daughter Virginia Hume, who was a contributor to The Weekly Standard. Unfortunately, his son Sandy Hume died of suicide in February 1998.
Brit Hume Education
Hume graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in English in the mid-60s. He went to St. Albans School.
Brit Hume Career
Hume began his professional career immediately after college. His career started on working for publications such as The Hartford Times and the Baltimore Evening Sun. He also worked for United Press International. In the early 70s, Hume worked for columnists Jack Anderson and Richard Pollack.
In 1973, Hume was hired by ABC News and had a 23-year career with ABC News, where he contributed to World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, and This Week. From 1989 to 1996 he worked as ABC News chief White House correspondent.
Brit Hume Fox News
Later, in 1997, Hume became a managing editor of the Fox News Channel and the anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume. After retiring as the anchor of Special Report in 2008, he became a senior political analyst for Fox News and a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday. In September 2016, he was named the interim anchor of On the Record, after the abrupt resignation of the show’s longtime host, Greta Van Susteren, and served in that capacity through the 2016 election.
Brit has won and received a number of awards and honors including:
- Emmy Award for coverage of the Gulf War- 1991
- American Journalism Review “Best in the Business” award (twice) for White House coverage
- Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism- 2003
Brit Hume Net worth
Hume has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of February 2022. He has amassed his fortune throughout his career as a journalist and political commentator.