Brit Hume is a well-known American journalist who is also famous for being a political correspondent and had a long successful career associated with ABC news. On June 22nd, 1943, he was born in Washington, D.C, making him 78 as we speak.
Hume has served as White House correspondent for ABC news. Additionally, he was spot on during his presidential’s Clinton and Bush administrations coverage. Hume has received notable awards such as an Emmy award. This award was for his content on Gulf War in 1991. His wife, Kim Hume is a former vice-president of Fox News Channel.
Dive in and learn more about Brit Hume’s life and interests.
Who is Brit Hume?
Hume’s career began in print media at the Hartford Times newspaper company. He then worked for Jack Anderson, a man long considered the pioneer of investigative journalism. Later on, Brit became a chief editor for ‘More Magazine.’ Over the years, he slowly grew in print journalism.
The most significant moment in Hume’s career came when he joined ABC News as a consultant. He went to spend 23-years with the ABC network. The height of it came when he served as a senior white house correspondent. After ending his spell with ABC news, Brit joined Fox news in 1996. He worked for more than 10 years working in the managing editor position.
During the 2020 presidential elections, Brit came under fire when he suggested that presidential candidate Joe Biden was wearing a ‘pandemic mask.’ He was heavily criticized for his comments, and he later retracted his statements.
American Journalist and Political Commentator, Brit Hume
Net Worth and Income
Hume is a famous political journalist and writer who made most of his fortune from broadcasting. Presently, Brit Hume’s net worth is $15 million. At the very peak of his career, it is reported that he earned a salary of $5 million per annum. Though he is currently retired, Hume continues making appearances on television, particularly on matters concerning political broadcasting.
Brit Hume Education
The political correspondent educated from St. Albans School in Washington D.C. He graduated from the University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Brit Hume is married to his second wife, Kime Hume. Kids
Brit Hume is married to Kim Schiller, the vice president of Fox News for over a decade. Since 1993, Brit and Kim have been sharing the same roof. The couple met on the set of ABC news network. They share two kids: Virginia and Louis
Previously, he was married to his first wife, Clare Jacobs Stoner. They had a son, Sandy Hume who wanted nothing more than to follow in his father’s tracks and pursue the same career. However, this is not how his life would pan out as he committed suicide in 1998. Brit’s daughter Virginia has also achieved great success as she worked for the republican national committee as deputy press secretary.
Kim Hume is the founder of Washington Bureau Chief for Fox News channel and also an Emmy award winner. She has an illustrious career in media that spans over three decades. Before joining Fox News, Kim served at ABC News in Washington for more than a decade. She co-hosted World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Additionally, Kim served as a producer for Prime Time Live, which was a health show. She embarked on her career at KPIX in San Francisco and WAGA in Atlanta.
Despite her massive success in the media industry, Kim Hume struggled with substance abuse in her teens and late twenties. She underwent many struggles trying to deal with addictions and recovering from them. Today, she is a motivational speaker and often narrates how she managed to free herself from alcohol addiction chains.
Family and Parents
Brit Hume is the son of Virginia Powell Hume and George Graham Hume. He is their only child. Additionally, his father is of Scottish descent.
Social Media Presence
Brit Hume is an active Twitter user with an engaged following of 1.1 million. He voices his political opinions on Twitter. His views on Twitter are sometimes quite controversial, but he doesn’t shy away from political discussions. A quick observation at his Twitter account will tell you that Brit is a proud republican. A few years back, he had to delete a tweet which caused a bit of an uproar.
Hume had suggested that democrats hated the country. This statement caused an uproar from the general public. Other than that, he is also a vocal supporter of FOX News.
|78 years old.
|Date of Birth
|June 22nd, 1943
|Place of Birth
|Washington D.C, United States of America.
|Journalist and Political Correspondent
|$ 15 million
|Kim Schiller Hume
|Virginia Hume and Sandy Hume (Deceased)
|Virginia Powell Hume and George Graham Hume