Sean Hannity Biography and Wiki
Hannity is an American conservative political commentator, talk show host and an author. He hosts The Sean Hannity Show, which is a nationally syndicated talk radio show. Also on Fox News, he hosts a commentary program known as Hannity.
Sean Hannity Age
Hannity was born on 30th December 1961 in New York City, New York. He is 60 years old as of 2021.
Sean Hannity Height
Hannity stands at a height of 5.9 feet.
Sean Hannity Family
Hannity is the son of Lillian and Hugh Hannity. His mother Lillian worked as a stenographer at a county jail and a corrections officer. Her husband Hugh was a World War II veteran and family-court officer. He is the youngest of his four siblings and the only boy.
Sean Hannity Wife
Hannity had been married to Jill Rhodes. He met her in 1991 when he worked at WVNN in Huntsville, Alabama. By then, she was the political columnist for Huntsville Times. They got married in 1993. The couple announced In June 2020 that they had divorced but they had separated some years before. Since then, he began dating colleague Ainsley Earhardt. Ainsley hosts her program called Fox & Friends from a remote studio in the basement of Hannity’s Long Island mansion.
Sean Hannity Children
Hannity has two children with Rhodes. He has a son named Patrick who was born in 1998. he also has a daughter, Merri who was born in 2001. Both of them are graduates of Cold Spring Harbor High School. Patrick attended Wake Forest University. While there, he played tennis. Merri also plays tennis at The University of Michigan where she attends.
Sean Hannity Education
Hannity attended Sacred Heart Seminary which is in Hempstead, New York. He also attended St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, New York. For his University education, he attended Adelphi University and New York University. However, he did not graduate from either of them.
Sean Hannity Career
Hannity, In 1982, started a house-painting business. A few years later, he worked in Santa Barbara, California as a building contractor. While working as a general contractor at the volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM, he hosted his first talk radio show. That happened in 1989. The show usually aired for 40 hours of air time. He said that he was not good at his first show and was terrible at it.
Hannity’s weekly show on KCSB was canceled after a controversy. This happened after less than a year of airing. This followed after a campaign conducted by American Civil Liberties Union argued that the KCSB station had discriminated against Hannity’s First Amendment rights. Later, the station refused to issue Hannity a public apology and more airtime. As a result, he did not return to KCSB. He placed an advertisement in radio publications, where he presented himself as the most talked-about college radio host in America. After that, Radio station WVNN which is in Athens, Alabama, hired him to be the host in the afternoon talk show. Later in 1992, he moved to WGST in Atlanta where he filled the slot vacated by Neal Boortz who had moved to WSB.
Hannity was hired In September 1996 by Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, to host a television program under the working title Hannity and LTBD. However, he left WGST for New York and substituted WABC’s afternoon drive time during the Christmas week.
Hannity was offered the late-night time slot and was put on the air full-time at WABC in January 1997. From January 1998, he worked on WABC’s afternoon time slot. That slot continued until the end of 2013.
Since 2014 January, he has hosted the 3–6 p.m. time slot on WOR which is in New York City.
Hannity has written author three books. The first one, published in 2002 is called Let “Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism”. The second one, published in 2004, (through ReganBooks) is known as “Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism”. He wrote his third book, “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda”, released by HarperCollins in March 2010. It was known as. All these books are considered as New York Times best-selling books.
Sean Hannity Awards and Honours
Hannity received an award from the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi in 2003 and 2007 as the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year. Also In 2009, Talkers Magazine listed Hannity as #2 on their list of the 100 most important radio talk show hosts in America where Rush Limbaugh appeared #1. Talkers Magazine also, in 2003, gave him its Freedom of Speech Award. Besides, In 2005, chancellor of the evangelical Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, awarded him an honorary degree. Also in November 2017, he entered the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Sean Hannity Salary and Net Worth
Hannity’s annual income as of 2018 was $36 million. He has a net worth of approximately 80 million US Dollars.