Sean Hannity Profile
Sean Hannity is an American Conservative Political Commentator, Talk Show Host, News Reporter, and Author, working for FOX News. He began working for the network in the year 2009.
Sean Hannity Education
Hannity is a proud graduate of St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, N.Y., and Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, N.Y. He has also studied at Adelphi University and New York University but did not graduate from either.
Sean Hannity Career
Hannity serves at FOX News as a host of a nationally syndicated talk radio show, “The Sean Hannity Show.” He has hosted “Hannity,” a commentary program on Fox News. Hannity has also served as a co-host of an American political “point-counterpoint”-style TV program, “Hannity & Colmes” on FOX News. He started a new Sunday night television show, “Hannity’s America” on FOX News, in January 2007 and departed from the show in November 2008. He took over the time slot of Hannity & Colmes” on its final broadcast on January 9, 2009, with the new show, “Hannity.”
In the year 1989, he served as a volunteer as a talk show host, as well as a general contractor at UC Santa Barbara. After that, he went to work or WVNN in Athens, Alabama, and from there he moved to WGST in Atlanta, Georgia. Hannity then joined WABC in New York after moving from WGST. Before joining FOX News, Hannity was working with a clear-channel AM radio station, WOR in New York. While growing up (as a youth), Hannity served the Long Island Daily Press and the New York Daily News as a paperboy, where he delivered issues.
Sean Hannity Radio Station
Hannity has worked for KCSB as a host for a weekly show. He has also worked as an afternoon talk show host at the radio station, WVNN in Athens, Alabama. In 1998, Hannity worked as an afternoon drive-time host during Christmas week at WGST/WBIN in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, Hannity signed contracts to air on a number of Salem Communications stations such as KSKY Dallas, Texas; WWRC (now WQOF) Washington; WIND Chicago; and WDTK Detroit, Michigan.
Sean Hannity Awards and Honors
Hannity holds a number of awards and recognitions which he earned throughout his journalism career. The National Association of Broadcasters awarded her a Marconi Award in the years 2007 and 2003 as the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year. In November 2017, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He received an honorary degree from the chancellor of the evangelical Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, in the year 2005. He was given a Freedom of Speech Award in the year 2003 by Talkers Magazine. The magazine also listed him as number two on their list of the hundred most important radio talk show hosts in America in the year 2009.
Quick Facts About Sean Hannity
|Full Name||Sean Patrick Hannity|
|Age||60 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$250 Million|
Sean Hannity Age
Hannity is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 30, 1961, in New York City, N.Y., United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of December every year.
Sean Hannity Height
Hannity stands at a height of approximately 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).
Sean Hannity Family
Hannity was born to his loving parents, Hugh Hannity (father) and Lillian (mother). His dad has worked as a World War II veteran and family-court officer and his mom as a stenographer and a corrections officer at a county jail. Hannity was raised in Franklin Square, New York alongside his 4 siblings (all sisters) and he is the youngest among his sisters.
Sean Hannity Wife
Hannity is neither married nor engaged to anyone, but he is dating Ainsley Earhardt, his Fox News colleague. The two appeared as guests for a wedding at Trump National Golf Course in Colt’s Neck, N.J. Previously, Hannity was married to Jill Rhodes. He and Jill had their first meet in the year 1991 when Jill worked for the Huntsville Times as a political columnist and Hannity worked at WVNN in Huntsville, Alabama. They tied the knot in the year 1993. The couple however announced their divorce in June 2020, whereby they said that they divorced the previous year and had separated a few years before.
Sean Hannity Children
Hannity and his ex-wife, Jill Rhodes were blessed with 2 children; Merri (daughter) and Patrick (son). Merri is 21 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 2001. Patrick is 24 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 1998. Both Patrick and Merri studied at Cold Spring Harbor High School, but Merri attended The University of Michigan and Patrick attended Wake Forest University. They both played tennis during their collegiate years.
Sean Hannity Salary
Being among the top 10 most paid journalists for FOX News, he earns an estimated annual salary of $45 Million.
Sean Hannity Net Worth
Hannity is among the richest journalists in the world with an estimated net worth of $250 Million, which he has earned through his successful career as a Conservative Political Commentator, Talk Show Host, News Reporter, and Author. He bought a $5.3 million house a number of miles from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, in April 2021.
Sean Hannity Books / Author
Other than being a journalist, Hannity is also an author. He has penned 4 New York Times best-selling books;
- “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda” – published by HarperCollins on March 30, 2010.
- “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism” – published by William Morrow on August 1, 2002.
- “Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink” – published by Threshold Editions on August 4, 2020.
- “Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism” – published by William Morrow on February 17, 2004.
Sean Hannity LGBTQ
Hannity made anti-gay comments on a radio show at KCSB in the year 1989, where he called HIV/AIDS a “gay disease” and claimed that the media hid salient information from the limelight. He encouraged an anti-gay activist and a Lutheran minister, Gene Antonio, who was featured in 2 editions that discussed his book, “The AIDS Coverup: The Real and Alarming Facts about AIDS.” The gay and lesbian rights discussed in the show were considered to be contentious manner and therefore the show was canceled.
Sean Hannity Religion
In the year 2019, Hannity left Catholic Church. He cited the Catholic religion as “too much-institutionalized corruption”. He stated that as he got old, his Christian faith is growing stronger and that he needed and wanted God in his life. Hannity once stated that if the Catholic Church was to excommunicate him over his contraception support, he would rather join Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Sean Hannity Sexual Harassment
Hannity defended Roger Ailes vociferously when he was indicted by numerous women of sexual harassment in the year 2016. He paid a tribute to Roger Ailes after his death in May 2017. He also defended Fox News co-president Bill Shine in April 2017 after a report that Bill’s job was at risk. Allegedly, not less than 4 lawsuits confirmed that Bill had ignored, concealed, or enabled Roger Ailes’s sexual harassment that had no proof.
At FOX News Hannity works alongside;
- Fred Barnes
- Stuart Varney
- Tucker Carlson
- Adam Klotz
- Ashley Strohmier
- Nate Foy
- Kimberly Guilfoyle
- Kristen Soltis Anderson
- Raymond Arroyo
- Manny Alvarez
- Bill O’Reilly