Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity (weekdays 9-10 PM/ET). Based in New York, he joined the network in 1996 and this year achieved the title as the longest-running current primetime host in cable news in television history.Read More
As one of the most prominent and influential conservative voices in the country, Hannity showcases his candid, provocative style and conservative commentary on politics and the American agenda. The show also features Hannity's signature monologue where he opens the hour breaking down hot topics of the day.
Throughout his tenure with the network, he has secured interviews with numerous key newsmakers and political figures, including: former President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, then-President George W. Bush, then-Vice President Dick Cheney, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Zimmerman, former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Reverend Jesse Jackson, as well as Sylvester Stallone, Roseanne Barr, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Michael Moore, Michael Phelps, Richard Petty, Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and most recently award-winning actor and director Sean Penn. In the spring of 2021, Hannity secured the first national television interview with former Olympian and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner since announcing her candidacy for Governor of California and recently conducted Jenner’s debut interview as a FOX News Media contributor.
Hannity also sat down with Wendy Rittenhouse, the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse who was acquitted after shooting three men during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. In 2018, he contributed to FNC's coverage of the U.S. summit with North Korea live in Hanoi, Vietnam on his weeknight primetime show. During his on-site coverage, he presented an interview with then-President Donald Trump following his meeting with Kim Jong Un to discuss the latest news surround the summit. In addition, he presented the first interview with Trump following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. In 2018, Hannity contributed to FNC's live coverage of the United States and North Korea summit that took place in Singapore. Hannity's coverage of the historic meeting between Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un delivered 5.9 million viewers, making it the highest-rated program across broadcast and cable primetime that evening. Following the North Korea summit, Hannity presented an interview with former President Trump that dominated the cable news competition, averaging 4.1 million total viewers.
Previously, he co-hosted Hannity & Colmes with the late Alan Colmes, which became a ratings hit and overtook Larry King after just five years of its existence, ranking as top-rated program in its timeslot beginning in 2002 in the key demo and in 2003 with viewers. His eponymous program since has dominated the cable news landscape, ranking number one in its time slot with both viewers and in the 25-54 demographic for 13 consecutive years since launching as a solo hour in January 2009, according to Nielsen Media Research. From 2017 to 2019, Hannity reigned as the most-watched program in all of cable news in the coveted Adults 25-54 demo and marked four consecutive years as the most-watched show in total viewers (2017-2020). Most recently, Hannity ended 2021 as the top-rated program airing at 9 PM/ET, besting the competition on CNN and MSNBC by double digits in both categories. Currently averaging more than 3.1 million viewers each night, the program routinely ranks in the top five programs in cable news.
Known for his provocative style and free-wheeling, passionate commentary on politics and the American agenda, Hannity has become one of the most popular radio personalities nationwide. As host of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show, syndicated to more than 675 stations and heard in all of the top 50 markets, he has a loyal listenership of 20 million. Hannity currently ranks as No. 1 in Talkers Magazine's Top 100 Talk Host in America and was listed as No. 72 on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" list in 2013. In October 2003, Hannity received two NAB Marconi Radio Awards for Network Syndicated Personality of the Year and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of the Year Award.
Prior to his roles with WABC and FNC, Hannity hosted a radio talk show in Atlanta on WGST-AM and was a frequent substitute for fellow talk show host, Rush Limbaugh on WABC in New York. He is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers, "Live Free or Die," "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."