Sean Hannity Biography
Sean Hannity is an American journalist, author, and conservative political commentator who serves as the host of The Sean Hannity Show. He also hosts a commentary program, Hannity, on Fox News.
Sean Hannity Age
Hannity is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York, the U.S. He celebrates his birthday on 30th December every year.
Sean Hannity Height
He stands at a height of 1.82m tall.
Sean Hannity Family
He is the son of Lillian who worked as a stenographer and a corrections officer at a county jail and Hugh Hannity was a World War II veteran and family-court officer. His grandparents all came from Ireland and settled in the United States. He has three older sisters. He is the youngest of four siblings.
Sean Hannity Wife
Hannity was married to Jill Rhodes in 1993. The couple announced in June 2020 that they had divorced the previous year but had been separated for years. Since then, Hannity has started dating Ainsley Earhardt, a colleague.
Vanity Fair reports that despite their coworkers’ notice of their romance, the two haven’t confirmed their relationship and have been keeping it under wraps. Sean and Jill are committed to collaborating for their children’s best interests. They reached an amicable agreement and continue to be close as parents to their children.
Sean Hannity Kids
With his ex-wife, Rhodes, he has two children: a son, Sean Patrick, and a daughter, Merri Kelly.
Sean Hannity Net Worth
He has a net worth of $250 million which he has earned through his career as a journalist, author, and conservative political commentator.
Sean Hannity Salary
Sean earns an annual salary of $25 million.
Sean Hannity Education
Hannity attended Hempstead, New York’s Sacred Heart Seminary, and Uniondale, New York’s St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary. Later in life, he attended both New York University and Adelphi University but dropped out to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Sean Hannity Career
Hannity started a house-painting business in 1982 and worked as a building contractor in Santa Barbara, California, a few years later. While working as a general contractor, he hosted his first talk radio show in 1989 at KCSB-FM, a volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara. The show lasted 40 hours on the air. In regard to his first performance, he stated, “I was terrible at it. I was a complete disaster.”
Sean Hannity Radio
After a controversy, Hannity’s weekly show on KCSB was canceled after less than a year. Gay and lesbian rights were discussed in a contentious manner during the two shows. (For more on LGBT issues, see the section below.) After a campaign on Hannity’s behalf by the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union argued that the station had discriminated against Hannity’s First Amendment rights, the university board that governed the station reversed its decision.
Hannity left KCSB after the station refused to give him a public apology and more airtime. In the wake of leaving KCSB, Hannity set an advertisement in radio distributions, introducing himself as “the most discussed school radio personality in America”. Radio broadcast WVNN in Athens, Alabama (part of the Huntsville media market), then, at that point, recruited him to be the midday anchorperson.
From Huntsville, he moved to WGST in Atlanta in 1992, filling the space emptied by Neal Boortz, who had moved to contend station WSB. In September 1996, Fox News fellow benefactor Roger Ailes recruited the then moderately obscure Hannity to have a TV program under the functioning title Hannity and LTBD (“liberal not set in stone”). Alan Colmes was then employed to co-have and the show appeared as Hannity and Colmes.
Sometime thereafter, Hannity left WGST for New York, where WABC had him substitute for their midday drive time during Christmas week. For January 1997, WABC set Hannity on the air full-time, giving him the late-evening time space. WABC then, at that point, moved Hannity to a similar drive-schedule opening he had filled briefly somewhat more than a year sooner.
Hannity was on WABC’s midday time allotment from January 1998. In their 2007 book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, moderate Cal Thomas, and liberal Bob Beckel depict Hannity as ahead of the pack among broadcasting political polarizers, which following James Q. Wilson they characterize as the individuals who have “a serious obligation to a competitor, a culture, or a philosophy that separates individuals in a single gathering authoritatively from individuals in another, rival bunch”. The WABC opening went on until the finish of 2013.
Since January 2014, Hannity has facilitated the 3:00-6:00 p.m. time allotment on WOR in New York City. Hannity’s radio program is a moderate political television show that includes Hannity’s perspectives and the philosophy connected with recent concerns and legislators. The Sean Hannity Show started public partnership on September 10, 2001, on a bigger number than 500 stations across the country.
In 2004, Hannity marked a $25 million five-year contract expansion with ABC Radio (presently Citadel Media) to proceed with the show until 2009. The program was made accessible by means of the Armed Forces Radio Network in 2006. In June 2007, ABC Radio was offered to Citadel Communications and in the late spring of 2008, Hannity was endorsed for a $100 million five-year contract. As of March 2018, the program is heard by more than 13.5 million audience members in seven days.
Hannity was positioned No. 2 in Talkers Magazine’s 2017 Heavy Hundred and was recorded as No. 72 on Forbes’ “Big name 100” list in 2013. In January 2007, Clear Channel Communications marked a groupwide three-year augmentation with Hannity on in excess of eighty stations. The biggest stations in the gathering bargain included KTRH Houston, KFYI Phoenix, WPGB Pittsburgh, WKRC Cincinnati, WOOD Grand Rapids, WFLA Tampa, WOAI San Antonio, WLAC Nashville, and WREC Memphis.
Hannity marked a drawn-out agreement to stay with Premiere Networks in September 2013. Toward the start of 2014, Hannity marked agreements to air on a few Salem Communications stations including WDTK Detroit, WIND Chicago, WWRC (presently WQOF) Washington, D.C., and KSKY Dallas.
Sean Hannity Fox News
Hannity is currently the host of Hannity on FOX News Channel (FNC) (weekdays 9-10 PM/ET). He began working for the network in 1996 and is currently based in New York. He recently launched his own weekday show, Hannity on Air, on the new streaming platform FOX Nation, which features a Livestream of his monologue from his nationally syndicated radio show The Sean Hannity Show.
Following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Hannity gave his first interview with Trump. He contributed to FNC’s live coverage of the United States and North Korea summit in Singapore in 2018. His coverage of President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un drew 5.9 million total viewers, making it the evening’s highest-rated broadcast and cable primetime program.
Following the North Korean summit, he hosted an interview with President Trump that dominated cable news, with 4.1 million total viewers. For the previous 12 years, he co-hosted Hannity & Colmes with Alan Colmes, which was the second-highest-rated cable news program. Hannity has become one of the most popular radio personalities in the United States, thanks to his provocative style and free-wheeling, passionate commentary on politics and the American agenda.
He has a loyal listenership of 13.5 million as the host of Premiere Radio Network’ The Sean Hannity Show, which is syndicated to over 500 stations and heard in all 50 major markets. In 2013, Hannity was ranked No. 72 on Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” list, and he is currently ranked No. 2 in Talker Magazine’s Top 100 Talk Host in America.
He won two NAB Marconi Radio Awards for Network Syndicated Personality of the Year in October 2003, and he has won the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of the Year Award three times in a row. Prior to joining WABC and FNC, Hannity hosted a radio talk show on WGST-AM in Atlanta and frequently filled in for fellow talk show host Rush Limbaugh on WABC in New York.
Hannity works at Fox News as the host of The Sean Hannity Show. He also hosts a commentary program, Hannity, on Fox News. At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel
Sean Hannity Books
He’s written three books so far. Regan Books published Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism in 2002 and Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism in 2004. Both of these books made it to the nonfiction New York Times bestseller list, with the second staying for five weeks.
Hannity has stated that he is too busy to write many books and that he dictated a large portion of his two books into a tape recorder while driving to his radio show. Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda, his third book, was published by HarperCollins in March 2010. This was his third New York Times Best Seller. Live Free or Die, his fourth book was released in 2020.