1. Family and Personal Life
Brit Hume is married twice, divorcing his first wife; he later got married to Kim Schiller. His eldest son Sandy Hume also a journalist committed suicide in February 1998. Since his son’s death, Hume stated that he has entrusted his existence to Jesus Christ.
Born as “Alexander Britton Hume” in Washington D.C., Hume belongs to Scottish American descent as his father was of Scottish ancestry. His mother was Virginia Powell (née Minnigerode) whereas his father was George Graham Hume who was a son of 10th Baron of Wedderburn banished to Virginia as a result of the First Jacobite Rebellion.
- Parents: George Graham Hume and Virginia Powell
- Wife: Clare Jacobs Stoner (Divorced), Kim Schiller Hume (1993-Present)
- Children: Louis, Virginia and Sandy Hume
- Marital Status: Married
Growing up in D.C., he enrolled at St. Albans School which also counts former Vice President of the US, Al Gore, as its alumnus. In 1965, he earned a bachelor degree in English from the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 1993, Brit Hume married Kim Schiller who is vice president of Fox News and a former bureau chief of Washington. Altogether, he has three children; sons Sandy and Louis and a daughter Virginia. Prior to marrying Kim, he divorced Clare Jacobs Stoner who is a mother of Sandy Hume.
His son Sandy, a journalist working for “The Hill” killed himself after which Hume consigned his life to god. In the memory of his demise, National Press Club has established a Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism given each year.
2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Brit Hume is a good-looking man with a fine physique and great personality. Though in his mid-70s, he has astonishingly managed a gentleman look and charm.
Renowned conservative political commentator Hume is enriched with straight-forward nature and alluring personality. His height is 6 feet 3 inches with a body weight of 82 kilos. He is physically fit and active and indulges in light workouts and walking to maintain his body.
- Height: 6 Feet 3 Inches (1.93m)
- Body Measurements: N/A
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 82 KG (180 lbs.)
Placed in heart and mind of the audience with his splendid work, he is very positive and calm. 74 and still possesses very youthful appearance along with those shiny hazel eyes and brown hair. He is also a passionate golfer and a huge supporter of American football team New York Giants.
Hume loves to travel to relieve his stress and get rid of negative thoughts. He is a loving grandfather of beautiful granddaughters and loves to involve in pretty cool stuff together with them such as playing puzzle games, fishing, hiking, and cycling.
3. Professional Career
Brit Hume, currently a senior political analyst for Fox News has previously served for ABC News for 23 years. He is one of the prominent political expert and journalist of the United States who started a career as a reporter for the newspaper “The Hartford Times”.
Completing his graduation, Hume began his career at “The Hartford Times” followed by the job of news agency “United Press International” as well “Baltimore Evening Sun” newspaper. In 1970, he started working for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, where he left after two years.
- (1970-1972): Worked for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson
- 1973: Announced a Washington editor for MORE magazine
- (1973-1996): Served at ABC News
- 1989: Became chief White House correspondent for ABC News
- (1996-Present): Working for Fox News Channel
Brit Hume was appointed as Washington-based editor for MORE, a press criticism magazine, in 1973. In the same year, he joined ABC News as an advisor and became correspondent in 1976 during which he covered the US Senate and US House of Representatives until 1987.
For his documentary, “Close-Up”, he received a nomination for Academy Award in 1979. While at ABC, he also covered presidential campaign of Walter Mondale and George H.W. Bush in 1984 and 1988 respectively. Hume was announced as chief White House correspondent in 1989 during which he reported under the administration of Bush and Bill Clinton.
Leaving ABC, Hume joined Fox News Channel in 1996 as Washington-based managing editor. His news program “Special Report with Brit Hume” became number one news show at 6:00 pm ET timeslot on cable. In 2008, he left the show stating his retirement as an anchor where Bret Baier replaced him.
Currently, Hume appears as a regular panelist on “Fox News Sunday” and also as a senior political analyst. After the resignation of Greta Van Susteren, he replaced her position on “On the Record” as an interim anchor until 2016.
During his tenure, Brit Hume won Emmy Award for his Gulf War coverage in 1991. He also received American Journalism Review for Best in the Business award twice for White House coverage. In 2003, he got Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalist.
4. Net Worth and Salary 2018
Brit Hume, an award-winning American journalist has surely accumulated millions as his net worth. As a veteran journalist, he has been paid jaw-dropping salary by the world-class media like ABC News and Fox News.
Brit Hume's net worth is estimated at $4 million with no information available regarding his salary. Serving as a White House correspondent and Emmy winning journalist, he has collected a whopping sum of the amount as his fortune. Moreover, he is obviously being paid the noticeable payment for the position of senior political analyst by Fox News.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $4 Million