Brit Hume | Biography

Posted On: 25 Apr, 2014


Brit Hume | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 22, 1943
Age 74 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Commenter
Wife/Spouse Kim Hume
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Height 1.93 m
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Sandy Hume(son), Virginia Hume(daughter), Louis Hume(son)

Brit Hume is a political commentator and TV journalist.  He was born on June 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C. ,United States. His parents are George Graham Hume and Virginia Powell Hume. Currently, he serves as a senior political analyst for fox news Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Brit's full name is Alexander Britton "Brit" Hume. Hume has a Scottish decent and his religion is Episcopalian.

Brit was a correspondent for ABC news including as Chief White House Correspondent for 23 years. After that, for ten years, he worked as Washington, D.C., managing editor of the fox news Channel and the anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume. He has been the senior political analyst for fox news and a regular public-affairs panelist for the TV program fox news Sunday since 2008. Hume attended St. Albans School and graduated from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1965. 

Hume worked as a journalist for the first time. He worked for The Hartford Times newspaper company  and for United Press International and later for the newspaper Baltimore Evening Sun. Brit worked for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson from 1970 to 1972 and later for Richard Pollak, founding editor of More, as a Washington Editor during the mid-1970s.

Hume started working as a consultant for ABC news during 1973 and later in 1976; he was offered a job as a correspondent, covering the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for 11 years. With all his determination and hard work, Brit was also assigned to report on Walter Mondale's presidential campaign during 1984 and Vice President George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign. With these years of experiences, he became ABC's chief White House correspondent, working closely with the Peter Jennings and Charlie Gibson, covered administration of President Bush and Bill Clinton.

Brit resigned ABC for fox news, as his wife had recently become the chief of the network's Washington bureau. There Hume became the Managing editor. He was also in discussion about starting a Washington-based television news program for the 6 p.m. timeslot. 

Hume appeared as a guest on the television program The O'Reilly Factor and announced his retirement from the anchorman position on December 16, 2008. He announced that though he is leaving fox, he would remain with fox news as a senior political analyst and regular panelist for the program fox news Sunday. He retired because of his old age. Brit was 65 years old then. His age now is 72 years.

Talking about his personal life, he was first married to Clare Jacobs Stoner and divorced. Later, he married Kim Schiller Hume, fox news vice president and former Washington bureau chief. Once it was also rumored that he had an affair with his co-worker megyn kelly. The reason behind this rumor is that Brit tapped to sing her praises and Kelly was Time Magazines 100 most influential people. Brit's son Sandy was a reporter for the newspaper The Hill but in February 1998, Sandy committed suicide.  National Press Club honors his memory with its annual Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. 

Brit Hume has an estimated net worth of $4 million. And, he is also awarded with an attractive salary. Other information regarding him can be found on related sites. His biography can also be accessed through wiki and for other new gossips please login to our website.