Have you heard about Brit Hume? He is an American journalist and political commentator. If you know him, you may wonder about his net worth. Here, we will reveal about his net worth together with the other information related to him such as his early life, education, and career.
Brit Hume’s Net Worth
It is estimated that Brit Hume has a net worth of $15 million. He has this amount of net worth from his career as a television journalist, political commentator and also news anchor. Throughout his life, he has worked very hard so that he can reach this point.
How did he get his career?After he completed his college education, he began his formal career for some publications such as Baltimore Evening Sun and the Hartford Times. Also, he served for United Press International.
In the early 1970s, he worked for columnists namely Richard Pollack and Jack Anderson. By ABC News, he got employed during the year 1973 and then he turned as a correspondent after three years.
He turned ABC’s White House columnist in 1989 which then his earning increased. During the year 1997, he worked as managing editor of Washington news for Fox News.
Brit Hume has worked as journalist and commentator for a lot of columnists and publications. What he did does not only lead him to success but also it gives him a great experience.
Brit Hume is famous because he worked with ABC News for a span of 23 years and in 2008 he finally retired.
Brit Hume’s Early Life
The complete name of Brit Hume is Alexander Britton Hume. Brit Hume was born on June 22nd, 1943 in Washington, D.C. His father’s name is George Graham Hume and his mother’s name is Virginia Powell Hume. Through his father, he is of part Scottish descent who is descended from George Home who is a son of the 10th Baron of Wedderrburn. Brit Hume is the only child so he does not have any siblings.
Here is the biodata of Brit Hume.
- Full Name: Alexander Britton Hume
- Nickname: Brit Hume
- Gender: Male
- Date of Birth: June 22nd, 1943
- Birth Place: Washington, D.C, U.S.
- Height: 193 cm
- Weight: 87 kg
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Brown
- Parents Name: George Graham is his father and Virginia Powell is his mother
- School: St. Albans School
- College: University of Virginia
- Nationality: American
- Children’s Names: Sandy Hume, Louis Hume and Virginia Hume
Brit Hume’s Education
Brit Hume was a student of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. In 1965, he graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Brit Hume’s Professional Career
Brit Hume started his career in The Hartford Times newspaper company. Then, he worked for United Press International and the newspaper Baltimore Evening Sun. From 1970 to 1972, he worked for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson.
In 1971, Hume published his first book through Grossman Publishers. The title of the book is Death and the mines: Rebellion and murder in the United Mine Workers. In 1973, he had a position as a Washington editor of MORE magazine which is a press criticism journal. In 1974, Brit Hume published his second book entitled Inside Story.
How about his career in ABC News? IN 1973, Brit Hume began to work for ABC News. At that time, his position was a consultant. Then, in 1976, he got an offer to be a correspondent, covering the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for 11 years. In 1979, he achieved his first Academy Award nomination for his work on The Killing Ground for ABC’s Close-Up documentary program. On the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale in 1984 and presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush in 1988, he was assigned to report it. In 1989, Brit Hume became the chief White House correspondent of ABC where he covered the administrations of Presidents Bush and Bill Clinton. Here, he worked closely with ABC anchors Peter Jennings and Charlie Gibson.
In 1996, Brit Hume decided to leave ABC for the Fox News Network. President Clinton told Brit Hume at his last news conference as ABC’s chief White House correspondent that he thought all of them thought Brit Hume had done an extraordinary, professional job under Republican and Democratic administrations alike. In Fox News, Brit Hume became a Washington managing editor.
After Brit Hume started at Fox News, he was in discussions about beginning a Washington-based television news program for the 6 pm timeslot. Then, in 1998, Special Report with Brit Hume debuted. For several years, the show became the number one cable news program in the 6:00 pm Eastern time slot.
In 2008, there was an announcement that he would retire as anchor of Special Report at the end of the year. However, he would still work on Fox News in a different role. On December 23rd, 2008, it was his final episode as anchor of Special Report and on that show, he made an announcement that Bret Baier would become the chief White House correspondent for Fox News who replaced Brit Hume. There, Brit Hume also stated that he would remain with Fox News as a senior political analyst and regular panelist for the program Fox News Sunday.
On September 6th, 2016, Brit Hume became the anchor of On the Record after the longtime anchor of that show, Greta Van Susteren, abruptly left Fox News. Until the end of the 2016 elections, he became the program’s anchor. The first show of Brit Hume as host of On the Record successfully drew 2.4 million viewers. This number increased by double digits over Van Susteren’s average viewing audience in 2016.
Brit Hume’s Awards
Brit Hume received a number of awards and honors and you are able to see from the list below.
- Brit Hume received an Emmy Award for coverage of the Gulf War in 1991.
- Brit Hume received American Journalism Review “Best in the Business” award (twice) for White House coverage.
- Brit Hume received the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 2003.
- Brit Hume is the writer of The Killing Ground (film) which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.