Brit Hume Biography
Alexander Britton Hume known professionally as Brit Hume, is an American journalist and political commentator.
He worked for ABC News for 23 years, contributing to This Week, Nightline, and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. From 1989 through 1996, Hume worked as the principal White House correspondent for ABC News.
Brit Hume served as the host of Special Report with Brit Hume and the Fox News Channel’s managing editor for Washington, D.C., for 12 years.
After leaving his position as Special Report’s anchor in 2008, he joined Fox News as a senior political analyst and a frequent panelist on Fox News Sunday.
After the abrupt departure of Greta Van Susteren, the show’s longtime host, he was chosen the interim anchor of On the Record in September 2016. He held that position through the 2016 presidential election.
Brit Hume Net Worth
Hume has an estimated net worth of $14 Million. His job career is his main source of income. Having worked in the industry for quite some time now, he has been able to secure a decent fortune for himself.
Brit Hume Salary
Hume received a respectable wage from his job as a journalist. He earns a salary of $5 Million per year. Which translates to $416,666 per month.
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Brit Hume Age
Alexander Britton Hume was born on June 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C., U.S. As of 2023 he is 80 years old.
Brit Hume Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Hume stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.93 m. He exhibits an exquisite balance in his physique. Weighing approximately 87 kg, his body measurements are an enviable 34-28-38 centimeters.
Hair Color is Hazel Brown and eye color blue.
Brit Hume Parents
George Graham Hume and Virginia Powell are Hume’s parents. Hume is partially Scottish by way of his father.
Descendant of George Home (1698–1760), a baron of Wedderburn who was banished to Virginia following the First Jacobite Rebellion.
Brit Hume Wife
Hume’s first wife was Clare Jacobs Stoner. The couple divorced.
The narrative of the unsuccessful 1997 attempt to unseat Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was first made public by their son Sandy Hume, a reporter for the daily The Hill.
The suicide of Sandy Hume occurred in February 1998. His legacy is honored by the National Press Club’s yearly Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.
In the wake of his son’s suicide in 1998, Brit Hume claims that he gave his life to Jesus Christ “in a way that was very meaningful” to him.
Virginia Hume, Brit Hume’s daughter, contributed to The Weekly Standard. She was born in 1965.
She spent 25 years working in traditional marketing, political communications, and public relations. Her political background includes working as the Republican National Committee’s deputy press secretary in 1996.
Kim Schiller Hume, a Fox News vice president and head of the Washington bureau before she departed in 2006, was married to Hume in 1993.
Brit Hume Education
Al Gore and Hume both attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and Hume earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1965.
Brit Hume Career
Initially employed by The Hartford Times media firm, Hume eventually held positions with United Press International and the Baltimore Evening Sun. From 1970 to 1972, he was employed by syndicated columnist Jack Anderson.
Death and the mines: Rebellion and murder in the United Mine Workers, Hume’s debut book, was released in 1971 by Grossman Publishers and focused on the U.S. Bureau of Mines, coal firms, and the United Mine Workers union’s complicity in the exploitation of common miners.
According to a number of confidential documents Anderson revealed, the Nixon administration supported Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in contrast to its public statements.
The Central Intelligence Agency briefly surveilled Anderson and his team in 1972 after the discoveries, including Hume and his family.The agents watched his family go about their everyday activities. During the presidency of Gerald Ford, the documents were made public through congressional hearings, a FOIA lawsuit, and the so-called “Family Jewels” discoveries.
Hume was appointed Washington editor of MORE magazine, a publication that reviews the media, in 1973. His second book, Inside Story, was released by Doubleday in 1974.
1973-1996: ABC News
Hume began working for ABC News as a consultant in 1973. In 1976, he was given the opportunity to become a correspondent, and for the next 11 years, he covered the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Hume was nominated for the first Academy Award in television history in 1979 for his work on The Killing Ground for ABC’s Close-Up documentary series.
Hume was tasked with covering the presidential campaigns of George H. W. Bush in 1988 and Walter Mondale in 1984. He joined ABC in 1989 and quickly rose to the position of chief White House reporter, covering the administrations of Presidents Bush and Bill Clinton while collaborating closely with Peter Jennings and Charlie Gibson, two ABC anchors.
1996-present: Fox News
Chuck Norris and Brit Hume take a photo in the George Bush Presidential Library classroom in College Station, Texas, during the commemoration of President Bush’s 80th birthday.
Hume switched from ABC to the Fox News Network in 1996 after his wife was appointed head of the Washington bureau. President Clinton praised him at his final press conference as ABC’s main White House correspondent, “I think we all think you have done an extraordinary, professional job under Republican and Democratic administrations alike.” Hume was appointed managing editor of Fox News in Washington.