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Sean Hannity is an American political commentator. Sean Hannity is the talk show host of the radio show ‘The Sean Hannity Show.

Early Childhood

Sean Hannity was born on 30th December 1961 and is currently 60 years old. His full name is Sean Patrick Hannity and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, he was born in New York City, New York, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, he belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Regarding his family background, he is the youngest son of Lillian Hannity and Hugh Hannity. Likewise, Lillian was a stenographer and a corrections officer at a county jail while Hugh was a family-court officer. Similarly, he has three elder siblings.

Likewise, his grandparents were early migrants from Ireland to the United States of America. Likewise, he spent his childhood in Franklin Square, New York. Furthermore, talking about his educational background, he went to Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, New York for his middle school. Similarly, for high school, he went to St. Plus X Preparatory Seminary high school in Uniondale, New York. Furthermore, for graduation, he went to New York University and Adelphi University but did not finish his education.

Career

Followed by his graduation, Sean started a house painting business in 1982. Likewise, he began working as a business contractor in Santa Barbara, California. He made his debut on the radio from the first talk radio show in 1989 on the college volunteer station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM. He also worked as a general contractor. Similarly, this show has an air time of 40 hr but was canceled after less than a year due to the controversy of gay and lesbian rights content. Moreover, the university board reversed the decision of the campaign on behalf of him the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union which argued the station discriminated against his First Amendment rights. However, after the station refuses to issue a public apology for he and more airtime, he did not return to the program.

Likewise, after leaving KCSB, he made an ad in various radio publications presenting him as ‘the most talked-about college radio host in America’. Similarly, the commercial AM radio station WVNN later hired him as the afternoon talk show host. Followed by this, he went to WGST in the year 1992 to fill the vacant slot by Neal Boortz. Moreover, he left WFST for New York and he was a substitute for the afternoon drive-time host during Christmas week in January 1997.

Sean Hannity Show

He started the radio program on 10th September 2001 airing on over 500 stations nationwide. Likewise, the Sean Hannity Show is a conservative political talk program featuring his opinion and ideology about the current issues and politicians. Moreover, in the year 2004, he made a contract with ABC radio of $25 million with a five-year contract extension to continue the show until 2009. Likewise, this radio was sold to Citadel Communication and he made a five-year contract signing $100 million.

Similarly, he has signed a contract with network groups like Clear Channel Communications and Salem Communications. Likewise, the program was aired on several stations including KTRH Houston, KFYI Phoenix, WPGB Pittsburgh, WKRC Cincinnati, WOOD Grand Rapids, WFLA Tampa, WOAI San Antonio, and WREC Memphis. Similarly, others include WDTK Detroit, WIND Chicago, WWRC Washington, and KSKY Dallas. Moreover, the show became quite popular making Sean rank No. 2 in ‘Talkers Magazine’s 2017 Heavy Hundred’ and also at No.72 on Forbes ‘Celebrity 100’ list in the year 2013.

More on Career

Besides radio stations, he is the co-host of the American political television program ‘Hannity & Colmes’. This is a ‘point-counterpoint’ style program airing on the Fox News Channel in which he co-hosts along with fellow host Alan Colmes. Likewise, he presents the conservative viewpoint whereas Colmes has a liberal viewpoint. However, even though his views are politically and socially conservative but has given his optimal support for issues like birth control. Likewise, in January 2007, he started a program on Fox News. He started ‘Hannity’s America’ which is a weekly American talk show.

Sean Hannity

Caption: Cover image of ‘Hannity on Fox News. (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, he is also the author of books like ‘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’. Similarly, from the year 2003 until 2010, he used to host country music-themed ‘Freedom Concerts’ to raise money for charity. However, in the year 2010, Debbie Schlussel a conservative blogger wrote that only a minimal percentage of the raised money goes to the target charity. Likewise, the General Trade Commission alleged he was ‘falsely promoting the concert proceeds would be donated to a scholarship fund for the children of those killed or wounded in war’.

Furthermore, he is also a real estate manager and as of April 2018, the news of him owning at least 877 residential properties for nearly $89 million air. Similarly, the homes he has purchased are most in working-class neighborhoods which he bought with the help of loans from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Controversies

The 58-year-old Television commentator has been through various controversies and criticism throughout his career as a television commentator. Likewise, one of them is ‘Birtherism’, to answer the queries on Obama’s citizenship he repeatedly asked Obama to release his birth certificate. Moreover, he described the circumstances as ‘odd’ regarding Obama’s birth certificate. Likewise, this controversy escalates even more after he offers to purchase a one-way ticket to Kenya for Obama.

Similarly, Sean has been highly criticized for being overly favorable to the candidacy of Donald Trump and also granting more airtime to Trump during his 2016 primaries. Moreover, he has backed Trump and defended him several times for the comments and claims Trump does. Likewise, due to this, there was tension built between Ted Cruz the rival presidential candidate of Trump, and Sean. Cruz implied he for being a ‘hardcore Donald Trump supporter’. Likewise, to this, he replied by accusing Cruz of ‘throwing this in my face every time he asked a ‘legitimate question’.

Furthermore, some of his other controversies include, ‘Conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’, ‘Murder of Seth Rich Conspiracy theories’, and ‘Claims about election fraud’. The list goes on by ‘WikiLeaks’, and ‘Relationship with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen’. Likewise, some other criticisms are, ‘Criticism of FBI, DOJ, and Special Counsel’, ‘Uranium One’, ‘Deep State, ‘Comments on Sexual Harassment. Moving on, ‘LGBTQ’, ‘Islam’, Immigrations’, ‘Torture’, ‘Climate Change’, and ‘Death Panels’. Additionally, he got in jeopardy for the ‘Roy Moore interview and Twitter controversy’, ‘Jake Tapper’, ‘Foreign policy regarding Iraq war’, ‘Ukraine’, and ‘Coronavirus Pandemic’.

Achievement and Net worth

Moreover, Sean Hannity is one of the notable political commentators in the United States of America. Likewise, he has received both criticisms as well as honors in his career. Similarly, he received the ‘Marconi Award’ twice in the years 2003 and 2007. Likewise, he became the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters. Similarly, he was awarded an honorary degree by the chancellor of the evangelical Liberty University. Moreover, he was inducted into the ‘National Radio Hall of Fame’ in November 2017.

Regarding his net worth, he has a net worth of $250 million having a salary of $40 million. Likewise, he owns luxurious mansions and dozens of properties.

Relationship status

Likewise, about his relationship status, Sean is straight and a divorcee. He was in a martial relationship with Jill Rhodes since 1993. However, they part ways in the year 2019 after being together for more than 26 years. Likewise, they have two children together.

Sean Hannity

Caption: Sean with his family. (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Sean stands 6 feet (72 inches) tall and weighs around 70 kg. Likewise, his body measurement is 40-39-36. Similarly, to his physical appearance, he has an attractive and charismatic personality. He has fair skin with a black pair of eyes and a light brown hair color.

Reflecting on his social media presence, he is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Likewise, his Twitter handle is @seanhannity, and has had over 5.1 million followers since he joined in May 2009. Similarly, his Instagram handle is @seanhannity, and has over 953k followers on it. Likewise, his Facebook account is @seanhannity and has over 3.5 million followers.

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