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|December 30, 1961
Sean Patrick Hannity is a yank radio and TV host, author, and conservative political commentator. He’s the presenter of The Sean Hannity Show which is nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs throughout the U.S.
Sean St. Patrick Hannity was born in New York, the son of Lillian (Flynn) and Hugh Hannity. All of his grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from Eire. He has 2 sisters. He grew up in Franklin sq., New York. During his middle years, he studied in Hempstead, New York, at Sacred Heart Seminary and St. Plus X Preparatory Seminary high school in Uniondale, New York. Hannity dropped out of Adelphi University and New York University.
Hannity hosted his initial speak radio show in 1989 at the volunteer school station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM, while operating as a general contractor. The show ventilated for forty hours of airtime; relating to his initial show, he said, “I wasn’t sensible at it. I was terrible.” After less than a year, Hannity’s weekly show on KCSB was canceled. This was after 2 shows that include the book The AIDS Coverup: The Real and Alarming Facts regarding AIDS by Gene Antonio; among alternative remarks created during the broadcast, Hannity told a lesbian caller, “I feel sorry for your kid.” The station later reversed its call to dismiss Hannity due in part to a campaign conducted by the Santa Barbara chapter of the yank Civil Liberties Union. Hannity determined against returning to KCSB.
After leaving KCSB, Hannity placed a commercial in radio publications presenting himself as “the most talked regarding school radio host in America.” Radio station WVNN in Athens, Alabama (part of the Huntsville market), then employed him to be the afternoon broadcast host. He moved to WGST in Atlanta in 1992 from Huntsville. In September 1996, Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes employed the then comparatively unknown Hannity to host a TV program underneath the operating title Hannity and LTBD (“liberal to be determined”). Alan Colmes was then employed to co-host and show debuted as Hannity & Colmes.
The candidacy of Donald Trump
Hannity has been criticized by some conservatives, particularly supporters of Ted Cruz‘s 2016 run for president, as being excessively favorable to the candidacy of Donald Trump and granting Trump a lot of airtime than alternative presidential candidates throughout the 2016 primaries. During interviews, Hannity “frequently cites areas where he agrees with Trump, or where he thinks Trump was right concerning something, then asks him to expand on it”, and “often ignores or defends Trump from criticism,” in keeping with a CNN report. Tensions between Cruz and Hannity looked as if it would reach a boiling purpose during a contentious April 2016 radio interview, during which Cruz inexplicit Hannity was a “hard-core Donald Trump supporter” and Hannity responded by accusatory Cruz of “throwing this in my face” every occasion he asked a “legitimate question”. Jim Rutenberg reported in August 2016 that Hannity is “not only Trump’s biggest media booster; he conjointly veers into the role of advisor,” citing sources who said Hannity spent months providing suggestions to Trump and his campaign on strategy and communication. Hannity responded to the report by saying, “I’m not hiding the fact that I would like Donald Trump to be the future president of the U.S…I never claimed to be a journalist.”Hannity has feuded with many conservatives who oppose Trump, together with National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, Wall Street Journal foreign affairs editorialist Bret Stephens, and National Review editor Rich Lowry.
In 2015, Forbes calculated that Hannity’s annual financial gain was $29 million. In 1993, Hannity was married to Jill Hannity (née Rhodes). They have two youngsters, Sean Patrick, and Merri Kelly. While discussing gun control during a Fox News interview with Piers Morgan on Oct 6, 2014, Hannity aforementioned that he has carried a weapon “more than my adult life”.
Awards and Honors
Hannity received a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters as the Network Syndicated temperament of the Year in 2003 and 2007. In 2009, Talkers Magazine listed Hannity as second on their list of the hundred most vital radio program hosts in America. The same magazine awarded Hannity with Freedom of Speech Award in 2003.
Hannity was awarded an honorary degree by Jerry Falwell, chancellor of Liberty University in 2005.
He was honored with the National program Host of the Year Award for 3 consecutive years by Radio and Records magazine.