Brit Hume is the famous political journalist and commentator who works for the Fox News channel. He is known for his conservative views on the American political landscape and is not sorry for it. He served as a senior political analyst for the channel until his retirement in 2008. However, he is often recalled to give unique news pieces for his audience. Here is all about him!
Students of journalism admire him for his great work in the field, spanning four decades. He worked in both print and broadcast and has left a legacy worth telling, having taken home many awards, including an Emmy for covering the 1991 Gulf War and reporting for the White House. He is said to be as professional as he was in his early reporting days. He has worked hard to make something out of himself since his repute in the industry shows.
Brit Hume bio summary
- Full name: Alexander Britton Hume
- Year of birth: 1943
- Age: 77
- Height: 1.9m
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Kim Schiller
- Profession: Journalist, political commentator, news editor
Early life and career
He was born in Washington DC in 1943 to his parents George Graham and Virginia Powell. His father had a Scottish origin. He went to St. Albans School for his formal school learning and later attended the University of Virginia, where he majored in English. He then graduated in 1965. Brit Hume education played a crucial role in his remarkable career.
He has had a remarkable career. He began by reporting for the ABC News channel in 1973 for 20 years. While at ABC News, he got a lifetime chance for reporting for the White House. Afterward, he became the Managing Editor of the Fox News channel.
He has been feted for his remarkable achievements in the journalism industry, including ‘Best in the Business' award for White House coverage, among many others. Brit Hume fox news tenure left a lot to be desired by upcoming students of journalism.
What is Brit Hume age?
For a man with a strong stature and fitness, he is surprisingly 76 years. He has lived a long successful life. He retired at 65 years and is still doing journalism when his opinion is needed. Brit Hume birthday is celebrated on June 22nd of each year.
Who is Brit Hume wife?
His wife is Kim Schiller Hume, whom he met while working at Fox News. Kim is a former News Vice President at Fox Channel.
Brit Hume children
Brit and his wife Kim have three children, namely, Sandy, Virginia, and Louis. Unfortunately, Sandy committed suicide in 1998. He pursued journalism like his father and hoped to fit in his father’s shoes. It was a tragic loss for the family.
Brit Hume net worth
As of March of this year, he is estimated to be worth 15 million dollars. He has made his wealth over the years, working as a television journalist, a political commentator, and anchor. Brit Hume salary while at Fox Channel was a whopping two million dollars annually.
Brit Hume twitter
As a political analyst, Brit’s twitter page is always on fire, especially in this season of the Corona Virus pandemic. Being a former White House Correspondent, Brit bashed NBC News reporter, Peter Alexander, for asking US President Trump a stupid question regarding the Corona Virus.
He asked, ‘there will be 200 dead, 14000 who are sick, millions as you witnessed who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching right now who are scared?’
He said it was the kind of question reporters have been asking for decades. His reaction on twitter was later criticized as being harsh and that the NBC reporter asked a legitimate question.
Brit Hume latest news
In his political column on Fox News, he stated that Trump’s words and actions matter at this critical time of the Corona Virus pandemic.
The 77-year-old Brit Hume has come a long way in journalism, having started his career in the 1970s up till his retirement in 2008. Due to his professionalism, he is still called upon to give his take and opinion on American daily news and issues.
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