• Alexander Britton ‘Brit’ Hume was born in Washington, D.C. in 1943 and is an American journalist and political commentator
• He worked at ABC News for 23 years and is currently employed by Fox News Network
• He has won multiple awards, including a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War and two American Journalism Review ‘Best in Business’ Awards in 2003
• Brit is married to his second wife Kim Schiller Hume and has one daughter with his first wife Clare Jacobs Stoner
• As of March 2022, Brit’s net worth is estimated to be over $14 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1943
SpouseKim Hume
FactFormer ABC News Chief White House correspondent.

Who is Brit Hume?

Alexander Britton ‘Brit’ Hume was born in Washington, D. C. USA, on 22 June 1943 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s a journalist and political commentator, who’s perhaps known best for the 23 years which he spent working at ABC News, a division of the broadcast network ABC.

Early life and education

Brit was raised in Washington, D. C. alongside his brother, by their mother Virginia Powell Hume (nee Minnigerode) and their father George Graham Hume; not a lot is known about Brit’s family as he respects their privacy, but it’s known that he’s of Scottish ancestry through his father.

Brit grew up being interesting in writing, mostly because his father read newspapers every day, and he eventually became interested in TV journalism, because his father also often watched news shows. Brit studied at St. Albans School at the same time as Al Gore, the American politician and environmentalist who was the 45th US vice president between 1993 and 2001, while Bill Clinton was the president.

Brit matriculated in 1961, and then enrolled at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1965.

Early careerh

Brit launched is career straight out of college, working for the newspaper “The Hartford Times”, and the following five years saw him work for United Press International, and the largest US daily newspaper “Baltimore Evening Sun”.

Between 1970 and 1972, Brit worked for the American newspaper columnist Jack Northman Anderson.

Brit’s first book “Death and the mines: Rebellion and murder in the United Mine Workers” was published in 1971, and features his research about the US Bureau of Mines, and how the country was treating their coal companies and miners. After Brit and Jack Anderson published a story revealing that the Nixon administration favored Pakistan in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, both men and their families were surveilled by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

In 1973, Brit began writing for the magazine “MORE”, and the following year saw the publishing of his second book “Inside Story”.

Brit joined ABC News in 1973, and remained with them until 1996. He was initially hired as a consultant, but became a correspondent three years later, spending 11 years covering the US Senate and House of Representatives; for his contribution to the 1979 documentary movie “The Killing Ground”, Brit was nominated for an Academy Award.

He had also covered the 1984 and 1988 US presidential elections, and was in 1989 chosen as the ABC’s chief White House correspondent.

Career after ABC News

Brit left ABC News after he was invited to work for the Fox News Network as their managing director, where his wife was already working as chief of the Washington bureau.

In January 1998, Brit began hosting his own show “Special Report with Brit Hume”, in which he initially spoke solely about the Lewinsky scandal, while he later covered the 2000 presidential election, and did such a good job hosting that the show that it was the most watched cable news program for a couple of years.

He quit “Special Report with Brit Hume” in July 2008, but continued working for the Fox News Network, and on 6 September 2016 he became the temporary anchor of their news program “On the Record”, following the abrupt departure of the show’s previous anchor Greta Van Susteren. Brit anchored the show for only two months; he was replaced by Tucker Carlson.

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He went on to cover the 2020 presidential election, and criticized Joe Biden for wearing a mask, because Joe had previously stated that Donald Trump not wearing a mask had a positive effect on people; Brit also called Joe senile.

He covered the election night for Fox News together with Martha MacCallum, Bret Baier, Dana Perino, Juan Williams and Chris Wallace, and the network won in Nielsen ratings that night.

Awards and nominations

Brit won a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War, and has for his coverage of White House won two American Journalism Review ‘Best in Business’ Awards.

In 2003, Brit was presented with a Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Love life and wife

Brit was married to the non-celebrity American Clare Jacobs Stoner in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and she gave birth to their daughter Virginia Hume in 1965, while their son Sandy Hume followed on 2 September 1969. Sandy was a journalist who worked as a reporter for “The Hill”; he committed suicide on 22 February 1998. Brit’s daughter Virginia is a politician, who worked for the Republican National Committee as their deputy press secretary in 1996.

Brit and his wife divorced for unknown reasons sometime in the ‘80s, and both the date of their wedding and later divorce remain undisclosed.

He married his second wife Kim Schiller Hume in 1993; she retired from journalism and politics in 2006.

As of March 2022, Brit’s married to his second wife Kim Schiller Hume, and has a daughter with his first wife Clare Jacobs Stoner; son Sandy Hume diseased by his own hand.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Brit’s main hobby is perhaps travelling, as his work has taken him all around the world, but he’s also vacationed in various European countries with his wife; his dream travel destination seems to be Venice in Italy.

He’s a philanthropist who’s worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those that aim to improve the quality of life for war veterans and underprivileged children.

Brit’s today mostly focused on covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures providing various details about the war.

He likes to relax by watching Hollywood movies – his favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of Brit’s favorite movies include “Saving Private Ryan”, “The Terminal” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Age, height and net worth

Brit’s age is 78. He has short grey hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 5ins (1.95m) and he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs).

As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $14 million.

General Info

Full NameBrit Hume
Net Worth$4 million
Salary$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1943
Height1.93 m
ProfessionJournalist, Screenwriter, Commentator
EducationSt. Albans School, University of Virginia


SpouseKim Hume
ChildrenSandy Hume, Louis Hume, Virginia Hume
ParentsVirginia Powell Hume, George Graham Hume


NominationsWGA Award for Best Documentary - Current Events - Television
MoviesThe Killing Ground
TV ShowsOn the Record, Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday

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1Former ABC News Chief White House correspondent.
2Fox News senior political analyst [2009].
3Ex-Fox News Washington managing editor.
4Married to Kim Hume, Fox News Channel's Washington bureau chief. Son Sandy was a reporter for the channel until February 1998, when the 28 year-old committed suicide.
5Graduated from the University of Virginia.



The Killing Ground1979Documentary writer


Special Report with Bret Baier1998-2017TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Anchor / Himself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst / ...
America's Election HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The O'Reilly Factor2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "The Hume Zone") / Himself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
Fox News Sunday2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst / Himself - Panelist
Fox Files2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
The Kelly File2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst / Himself
Fox News2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
America's Newsroom2013TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst / Himself
Lou Dobbs Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Happening Now2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox Report2012TV SeriesHimself
America Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Reporting: The Right, All Along - The Rise, Fall and Future of Conservatism2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
Dean and Me: Roadshow of an American Primary2008DocumentaryHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself - 'Special Report' Anchor
A Conversation with the President2003TV MovieHimself
Beyond the Cold War: The Risk and the Opportunity1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Correspondent
1988 Vice Presidential Debate1988TV MovieHimself - Panelist
This Week with David Brinkley1981TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
ABC News Nightline1980TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent (1980-1996)
The Killing Ground1979DocumentaryNarrator
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1953TV SeriesHimself - Washington Correspondent (1976-1989), Chief White House Correspondent (1989-1996)

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Senior Political Analyst
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Al Franken: God Spoke2006DocumentaryHimself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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