You’ve definitely heard the name, but his show on Fox News doesn’t do the guy justice. Here’s everything to know about Sean Hannity!
Meet Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity was born on December 30th, 1961, and is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. He is currently the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a radio talk show, and is the host of cable news show Hannity on Fox News. Hannity has been greatly criticized throughout his talk show careers based on his political affiliation, especially after the 2016 Election took place. He was more than happy to express his support for then president-elect Donald Trump and continues to do so on his shows!
Sean Hannity’s Shows
The Sean Hannity Show
The Sean Hannity Show, quite obviously starring Sean Hannity himself, airs live on weekdays from 3PM to 6PM ET on Cumulus Media Networks. His primary focus of The Sean Hannity Show is to discuss politics and, namely, what is happening in the world of politics at that very moment of the day. It is the second most-listened to radio talk show, right behind The Rush Limbaugh Show [another conservative political commentator]. Hannity describes himself as not necessarily a Republican, but rather part of the Conservative Party of New York State. Through shamelessly voicing his conservative views on live radio talk shows, he also faces a fair amount of backlash from both left wing and right wing listeners. Despite this, you’ll be surprised to know how successful he has become!
Hannity [Fox News]
One of the most popular Fox News segments is the show Hannity, starring Sean Hannity himself. On the show, similar to what he does in his own live radio talk show, he discusses politics and also invites guests on his show to talk or debate with. The show typically airs at 9PM on weeknights. Hannity usually opens the show providing his own statement/commentary, then interviews others to get their insights on the situation at hand. Hannity has interviewed many political influencers in the past, including people like Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, and our very own President Donald Trump.
Home Life, Family, & Net Worth
Sean Hannity has managed to accrue a whopping $80M of a net worth in his time being a political commentator and talk show host! Since the original release of The Sean Hannity Show in 2001, he’s definitely built up quite a reputation for himself, and it shows in his salary! He currently owns a house in Centre Island, New York, with his wife Jill Rhodes and two children.
More recently, Hannity has gotten himself into some political controversy with the advertisers of the Keurig brand. Originally, Keurig was a sponsor for the Hannity show on Fox News, but the company had decided to stop airing their advertisements on the show due to Hannity allegedly defending Roy Moore after sexual misconduct claims. In response to Keurig’s decision, Hannity began retweeting some negative comments from fans that were putting down the brand, and even showing photographic evidence of themselves smashing their Keurigs to protest the decision. The official protest hashtag on Twitter was #BoycottKeurig. Eventually, Hannity took to his show to encourage people to hold onto their Keurigs and stop the protesting. It is still unclear as to whether Keurig will remain among the advertisers of the show.
Roy Moore Controversy
Roy Moore is a Republican Senate candidate who was recently accused of sexual misconduct by women who were 18 years or younger [at the time]. Hannity defended Roy Moore, saying that viewers should not be so quick to believe these allegations and not rush to judge. However, he did state that if the allegations were proven to be true, Moore should step aside from office and proper legal action should be taken. The sexual misconduct claims began arising shortly after multiple women stepped forward to accuse Bill O’Reilly [another Fox News conservative political pundit] of sexual harassment. Following that, there was the incident with Harvey Weinstein, a well-known producer and donor to several Democratic causes. Since these two allegations between the pundit and the producer, many women have stepped forward claiming to have been sexually harassed by men in both Hollywood and political office.
Facts To Know About Sean Hannity
He is the author of 3 New York Times Best-Selling books
His three books include: “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism”
“Conservative Victory: Obama’s Radical Agenda”
“Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism” All books are quite clearly propagating his political agenda and inner thoughts, and may or may not interest non-conservative parties.
He once considered joining the priesthood
Thankfully, though, after committing six months to the lifestyle, he was turned down, putting him on the path to who he is today.
He’s openly admitted to carrying a weapon for more than half his life
While Hannity doesn’t necessarily label himself a “Republican”, he does embody those conservative values and completely supports the 2nd Amendment. On a talk show in 2014, he told Piers Morgan that he’s owned a weapon for more than half his life.
He was FIRED from his first radio gig
Honestly hard to believe! He even admitted to himself that he was awful at the beginning stages. Practice makes perfect!
He wanted to be an actor when he was younger
Fun fact! Some of his favorite movies include Gladiator, Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, and It’s A Wonderful Life. Some great classics there, Sean!