Sean Hannity is a leading radio and television presenter, multi-talented actor, conservative political commentator, prolific writer, and author. He is famous for his radio show, ‘The Sean Hannity Show‘ and his shows on Fox Network Channel. He has also directed and produced a few films, including The Siege released in 1998, Who is John Galt in 2014, and The First American, released in 2016.
The gifted television host has received numerous awards and honors for his excellent performance and successful career. He is the author of three books, all of which are bestsellers in the New York Times. He has accumulated so much wealth through his career in media and journalism, bringing his net worth to $80 million.
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Sean Hannity Bio
Sean Patrick Hannity was born in New York, the United States of America on December 30, 1961. He was the youngest child of Lillian Flynn, who worked as a stenographer and correctional officer in county jail, and her husband Hugh Hannity, who worked as a family court officer.
He grew up with his other brothers and sisters in Franklin Square in New York and is an American citizen. During his early years, Sean attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, New York and attended high school at St Pius X Preparatory Seminary High School located in Uniondale, New York. After high school, he enrolled at New York University where he left after some time at Adelphi University and eventually dropped out.
The talented radio and television host began his career in the 1980s, he participated in his first radio show in 1989 and the show was broadcast for forty hours a week on KCSB-FM, Santa Barbara. He also worked as a general contractor at the time. After a while, he left his job at KCSB-FM due to some problems he encountered during his show and was employed by WVNN in Alabama where he worked as an afternoon show host. In 1992, he moved to Atlanta where he worked for WGST to replace Neal Boortz.
Career at Fox News
Sean Hannity began his career at Fox Network Channel where he co-hosted a show called Hannity & Colmes, an American political television show in 1996. Hannity presents the Conservative perspective while Alan Colmes presents a Liberal perspective.
Sean Hannity started a Sunday evening television show called Hannity America in 2007 and in early 2009, he left Hannity & Colmes show and also started another show called Hannity which is similar to Hannity’s America.
In addition, Sean began his radio show entitled The Sean Hannity Show where he shared his opinions and ideology on current American issues and politics in 2001. The show then became a national program and was broadcast on more than 500 radio stations in America. In 2004, it signed a $25 million contract extension agreement with ABC Radio. In 2007, Citadel Communications purchased ABC Radio and then signed a five-year, $100 million contract with Sean Hannity.
In 2013, the radio show recorded more than 13 million listeners each week, allowing Hannity to be ranked 72nd on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list the same year. The political commentator also signed a long-term contract with Premiere Networks and in early 2014, the famous star signed a new series of contracts to broadcast on many stations owned by Salem Communications.
In addition to being a radio host and television presenter, Sean is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism, Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism, and Conservative Victory: Winning Obama’s radical agenda.
He has also starred in films such as The Siege in 1998, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt in 2014 and The First American in 2016.
Awards and Recognitions
This versatile television personality has received numerous awards for his outstanding contribution and excellent performance in the American media industry. He won the Marconi Radio Award for the National Association of Broadcasters as Network Syndicated Personality of the Year in 2003 and 2007.
In addition, he received the Freedom of Expression Award from Talkers Magazine in 2003 and 2005 and an honorary doctorate from Liberty University. He has also won Radio and Records Magazine’s National Talk Show Host of the Year Award for Host of the Year three consecutive times.
Personal Life: Wife, Family
The political commentator for the Fox network married his girlfriend Jill Rhodes. Jill is an American journalist and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Alabama.
The couple first met in 1991 at WVNN Radio in Huntsville, Alabama, Sean worked at WVNN Radio while Jill was a political columnist for the Huntsville Times. The couple dated for more than a year before finally deciding to get married and in 1993, against the advice of their pastor and colleagues, the couple married and blessed with two children – Patrick Hannity and Merri Kelly. The couple currently lives in their mansion on Centre Island in New York City; they live happily with their two children.
Celebrities are always known for their inability to attach themselves to their partners, young people, and adults. The media has always been in turmoil with the incalculable number of celebrity breaks. However, in the case of Sean and Jill, the story is very different. The couple has been married for more than 25 years and their marriage has been filled with love, but not without rumors of a break-up.
But the question is, what could be the reason for their break-up? It is undeniable that Sean has admitted that he is easily attracted to other women and that in 2013, there were rumors that the television presenter had romantic relationships with several of his co-workers.
Moreover, no matter how difficult it seems for the couple to cope with their relationship, they have always been softened by the great love they have for their children. Various allegations of sexual harassment have been made against Sean and if this continues, the separation of Sean and Jill will be imminent.
Sean Hannity Net Worth, Salary, House
Sean has been a constant figure in the American media industry; he earns so much from his radio show Sean Hannity Show, his Fox Network Shows and his best-selling books.
The famous Sean Hannity earns $36 million in salary each year, making him one of Fox News’ best-paid presenters and currently Sean Hannity has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He is very active on social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
New York’s media personality launched its waterfront mansion in New York City in Lloyd’s Harbour, New York, on the open market in 2014. The Long Island brick mansion was the traditional home of the news anchor; it is approximately 4,824 square feet and was placed at $3.6 million. Sean indicated that the reason he gave up the house was because of the high taxes he pays on the property each year; the house is located in Nassau County, which is the second-highest property tax county in the United States.
Quick Facts about Sean Hannity, Height, Wiki
Birth name: Sean Patrick Hannity
Date of birth: December 30, 1961
Birth City: New York City, New York, United States
Birth sign: Capricorn
Education: St Pius X Preparatory Seminary
Profession: Radio and Television Host, Political Commentator, Author
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jill Rhodes (m. 1993)
Children: 2 (Patrick and Merri Kelly)
Height: 6 feet (182 cm)
Net Worth: $80 million