Sean Hannity Biography

Updated On Dec 28, 2017 Published On Jun 15, 2017
Facts of Sean Hannity
Date of Birth: 1961 , December-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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Sean Hannity started his career as a general contractor, volunteering college station at UC Santa Barbara and later worked as a host on a weekly show on KCSB, a radio station. After his contract got canceled, he moved to WGST in Atlanta and later worked for WABC.

While he was working at WABC, he initially hosted Christmas week. However, he was put on the air full-time later on. Besides, Sean also hosted a conservative political talk show on ABC Radio and signed a five-year contract extension. His talk show became extensively successful being broadcasted on over 80 stations. 

Moreover, Hannity is also the author of three books Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism, Deliver US from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism and Liberalism and Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda, which became New York Times Bestseller. 

Despite all, Sean has also been in various political commentary and controversies. He was involved in Birtherism which is about the birth certificate of former President Barack Obama. Along with this, he has also commented on various controversial issues like the 2016 Presidential campaign: Candidacy of Donal Trump, Conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton, Murder of Seth Rich conspiracy theories, Deep State, Wikileaks, Russian interference and False claims about election fraud, etc.    

Sean has earned wide recognition and wealth in his career. His diligent work has earned him several awards and honors. He has received Marconi Award as the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters. Along with this, his talk show was Listed 2nd on the 100 most important radio talk show. Besides, NAB Marconi Radio Awards also Honored Hannity with the National Talk Show Host of the Year Award for three consecutive years. 

Moving towards his personal life, Sean Hannity is currently married to his girlfriend, Jil Rhodes. They gave birth to two children named as Merri Kelly Hannity and Patrick Hannity. They are living happily together with no apparent sign of divorce.

Hannity earns the massive amount of money in his career. Being an author, political commentator, radio and television host, he receives a good amount of salary and is regarded as one of the highest paid media personality. Before 2017, his net worth was $80 million. According to forbs, he is one of the highest-earning celebrities; as of 2017, he accumulated $36 million. Which shows that he now has the net worth of above $115 million.

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Born in New York.

December 30 , 1961

Sean Hannity was born on 30th December 1961 in New York City.  He was born to Lillian F. Hannity and Hugh J. Hanity and grew up along with his siblings in Franklin Square. 

Started career in Radio.

1989

Sean started his career as a general contractor, volunteering college station at UC Santa Barbara which led him to host a weekly show on KCSB. 

Married to

1993

Sean Hannity married to his girlfriend, Jil Rhodes. They gave birth to two children named as Merri Kelly Hannity and Patrick Hannity. They are living happily together and no sign of divorced till now. 

 

Hired by Fox News.

1996

In the year 1996, Sean was hired by the co-founder of Fox News, Roger Ailes in order to co-host a show with Alan Colmes. The live TV show named as Hannity & Colmes was premiered in 1996 October.

Host The Sean Hannity Show.

2001

Sean host the famous radio talk show, The Sean Hannity Show which was broadcast on over 500 stations. During the show, he talks about terrorism, warfare, illegal immigration and much more. 

Began hosting Hannity's America.

2007

From the year 2007 to 2009, Sean host a weekly talk show named as Hannity's America which aries on the Fox Nes Channel. He talk about the political issuse about the United States of America.

Current Net worth.

2017

Hannity earns the massive amount of money in his career. Being an author, political commentator, radio, television host, he received the good amount of salary. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $116 Million.