Brit Hume

Brit Hume



Brit Hume is an American journalist, political analyst and television news anchor. He is best known for his long tenure as the Washington managing editor and anchor of the Fox News Channel's Special Report with Brit Hume.

Hume was born on June 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C. He grew up in the Georgetown neighborhood and attended St. Albans School. He later attended University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1965.

His first job in journalism was at The Hartford Times in Connecticut, where he worked as a reporter. He then moved to ABC News in 1973, where he worked as a White House correspondent, covering the Nixon and Ford administrations.

In 1998, Hume joined the Fox News Channel and began anchoring the television show Special Report. During his tenure at Fox, Hume also served as a political analyst for the network, providing commentary on major political events.

Hume has received numerous awards and honors over his career. He was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010. He also received the National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress in 1997 and inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2001.

In October 2008, Hume announced his retirement from Fox News. He was succeeded by Bret Baier. After his retirement, Hume became a senior political analyst for the network and continues to appear on Fox News programs.

In addition to his television career, Hume is also an author. He wrote a book about the Reagan administration, titled Inside Story: The Power of the American Presidency (2003).

Hume has also been active in charity work. He serves on the board of directors for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

Hume is married to Kim Schiller and has two children. He currently lives in McLean, Virginia.

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