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Sean Hannity is a television host and political commentator best known for the talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’

InformationDetail
BirthdayDecember 30, 1961
NationalityAmerican
FamousTalk Show Host, New York University, Media Personalities, Non-Fiction Writers
SpousesJill Rhodes
Known asSean Patrick Hannity
Childrens Merri Kelly, Patrick
Universities
  • New York University
  • Adelphi University
  • New York University
  • Sacred Heart Seminary
  • St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Birth PlaceNew York City
Political IdeologyConservative Party
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height182cm
GenderMale
FatherHugh J. Hanity
MotherLillian F. Hannity
Net Worth$80 million as of May 18,2017
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inNew York City
Famous asTalk Show Host

// Famous Talk Show Host

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Who is Sean Hannity?

The immensely popular host of the radio talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’, Sean Hannity is more than just a radio or television presenter. The man wears many hats and is a respected political commentator and a brilliant author of several best selling books. He is a free-wheeling and candid commentator on American politics and agenda and is regarded as one of the most influential conservative voices in the U.S. With millions of listeners all over the country, ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ is the second most listened to commercial radio show. Counted amongst the best ever radio talk hosts, he is also a highly visible face on television. He hosted the hugely popular ‘Hannity & Colmes’ show along with Alan Colmes and single-handedly hosted the show, now called ‘Hannity’ upon Colmes’s departure. His programs are primarily conservative political shows where he gives his views and opinions regarding current political scenarios and other related issues. He is much appreciated for his strong political views and hosting skills even though he had never been a politician or a news reporter. He is also the author of three books on politics all of which became the best selling nonfiction on the New York Times Bestseller list.

// Famous Alumni of New York University

Childhood & Early Life

Sean Hannity was born to Hugh J. and Lillian F. Hannity. He has two sisters.

He attended St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary high school and later on enrolled at the New York University, but dropped out before graduation.

Career

He got his first chance to host a radio talk show at the volunteer college station KCSB-FM in 1989. However, his weekly show was cancelled after less than a year.

He found work with the radio station WVNN to host an afternoon talk show; he soon moved to WGST in 1992.

He got a big opportunity in 1996 when he was hired by Roger Ailes, the co-founder of Fox News to co-host a show with Alan Colmes. The live television show ‘Hannity & Colmes’ premiered in October 1996.

The ‘Hannity & Colmes’ show had the co-hosts Hannity and Colmes present a conservative and liberal perspective respectively on current issues.

WABC gave the late night slot to Hannity in 1997. He was also allotted the afternoon slot the next year and has been appearing on that slot since then.

He hosts the hugely popular radio talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ which was syndicated nation wide in September 2001 to over 500 stations. Hannity talks about several political topics such as terrorism, warfare, illegal immigration, etc. In the show Hannity provides a phone line for the listeners who disagree with him to call and talk to him. The show also has a book club which features author interviews and discussions on related topics.

His book ‘Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism’ was published in 2002. It was a commentary of the political, social and cultural aspects of the world as he saw it. It became a New York Times bestseller.

In 2004, his second book ‘Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism and Liberalism’ was out. In this controversial book he correlated Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

In 2007, he began hosting a weekly talk show ‘Hannity’s America’ on the Fox News Channel. He gave his commentary on political issues that had taken place over the past week. The show ran till 2009.

Alan Colmes announced that he would leave the show ‘Hannity & Colmes’ in 2008. After his departure, the show was renamed simply ‘Hannity’ and has been hosted by Hannity alone since January 2009. He interviews guests and provides his own commentary in the show.

His latest book ‘Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda’ was released in 2010.

Major Works

His radio talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ is a very popular show, counted amongst the most listened to commercial radio shows. Hannity is considered to be the best radio host, second only to the legendary Rush Limbaugh.

He published three books on politics, all of which were named on the New York Times bestseller list.

Awards & Achievements

He was awarded the Marconi Award for the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2003 and 2007.

He won the national Talk Show Host of the Year Award presented by the ‘Radio and Records’ magazine for three consecutive years.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Jill Rhodes in 1993 and has two children.

He has been hosting country music themed ‘Freedom Concerts’ since 2003 to raise money for charity.

He was awarded an honorary degree by the chancellor of Liberty University in 2005.

Trivia

He is a big fan of the country musician Garth Brooks.

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Sean Hannity awards

YearNameAward

Other

- Host of the Year Award from Radio and Records magazine
2003 - Marconi Award
2007 - Marconi Award
2003 - Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers Magazine

Sean Hannity biography timelines

  • // 30th Dec 1961
    Sean Hannity was born to Hugh J. and Lillian F. Hannity. He has two sisters.
  • // 1989
    He got his first chance to host a radio talk show at the volunteer college station KCSB-FM in 1989. However, his weekly show was cancelled after less than a year.
  • // 1992
    He found work with the radio station WVNN to host an afternoon talk show; he soon moved to WGST in 1992.
  • // 1993
    He married Jill Rhodes in 1993 and has two children.
  • // 1996
    He got a big opportunity in 1996 when he was hired by Roger Ailes, the co-founder of Fox News to co-host a show with Alan Colmes. The live television show ‘Hannity & Colmes’ premiered in October 1996.
  • // 1997
    WABC gave the late night slot to Hannity in 1997. He was also allotted the afternoon slot the next year and has been appearing on that slot since then.
  • // 2001
    He hosts the hugely popular radio talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ which was syndicated nation wide in September 2001 to over 500 stations. Hannity talks about several political topics such as terrorism, warfare, illegal immigration, etc. In the show Hannity provides a phone line for the listeners who disagree with him to call and talk to him. The show also has a book club which features author interviews and discussions on related topics.
  • // 2002
    His book ‘Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism’ was published in 2002. It was a commentary of the political, social and cultural aspects of the world as he saw it. It became a New York Times bestseller.
  • // 2003
    He was awarded the Marconi Award for the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2003 and 2007.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, his second book ‘Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism and Liberalism’ was out. In this controversial book he correlated Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he began hosting a weekly talk show ‘Hannity’s America’ on the Fox News Channel. He gave his commentary on political issues that had taken place over the past week. The show ran till 2009.
  • // 2008
    Alan Colmes announced that he would leave the show ‘Hannity & Colmes’ in 2008. After his departure, the show was renamed simply ‘Hannity’ and has been hosted by Hannity alone since January 2009. He interviews guests and provides his own commentary in the show.
  • // 2010
    His latest book ‘Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda’ was released in 2010.

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Sean Hannity's FAQ

  • What is Sean Hannity birthday?

    Sean Hannity was born at 1961-12-30

  • Where is Sean Hannity's birth place?

    Sean Hannity was born in New York City

  • What is Sean Hannity nationalities?

    Sean Hannity's nationalities is American

  • Who is Sean Hannity spouses?

    Sean Hannity's spouses is Jill Rhodes

  • Who is Sean Hannity childrens?

    Sean Hannity's childrens is Merri Kelly, Patrick

  • What was Sean Hannity universities?

    Sean Hannity studied at New York University, Adelphi University, New York University, Sacred Heart Seminary, St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary

  • What was Sean Hannity notable alumnis?

    Sean Hannity's notable alumnis is New York University

  • What is Sean Hannity's political ideology?

    Sean Hannity's political ideology is Conservative Party

  • What is Sean Hannity's religion?

    Sean Hannity's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is Sean Hannity?

    Sean Hannity's height is 182

  • Who is Sean Hannity's father?

    Sean Hannity's father is Hugh J. Hanity

  • Who is Sean Hannity's mother?

    Sean Hannity's mother is Lillian F. Hannity

  • What is Sean Hannity's sun sign?

    Sean Hannity is Capricorn

  • How famous is Sean Hannity?

    Sean Hannity is famouse as Talk Show Host