Brit Hume

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume is FOX News’ Washington, D.C. managing editor.

Hume serves as anchor of "Special Report with Brit Hume," the highest rated political program on cable television, which airs weekdays on FOX News Channel (FNC) from 6-7 p.m. ET. He also serves as a regular panelist on FOX’s weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday." In addition to covering major political stories, elections and contributing news analysis to FOX News Channel, Hume is responsible for overseeing news content for FOX News' Washington, D.C. bureau.

Before joining FOX News in 1996, Hume was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996. During his tenure, he contributed to "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," "Nightline" and "This Week" as well as various specials for the news division. Hume joined ABC in 1973 as a consultant for the network’s documentary division and was named a Washington correspondent in 1976. He was later promoted to Capitol Hill correspondent and reported on Congress until 1988.

Earlier, Hume reported for United Press International (UPI.) He began his career as a newspaper reporter with The Hartford Times and the Baltimore Evening Sun.

Hume has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2003 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from the National Press Foundation. He also received a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War and was twice named "The Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review for his extensive news coverage of the White House. Hume is the author of two books; "Inside Story" and "Death and the Mines."

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hume resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Kim Schiller Hume.