Sean Hannity Biography: Sean was born in New York City, New York, the son of Lillian (née Flynn) and Hugh Hannity. Lillian worked as a stenographer and a corrections officer at a county jail, while Hugh was a World War II veteran and family court officer. In his youth, Sean Hannity worked as a paperboy delivering issues of the New York Daily News and the Long Island Daily Press. In 1982, Sean Hannity started a house-painting business and a few years later, worked as a building contractor in Santa Barbara, California. 

Sean Hannity hosted his first talk radio show in 1989 at the volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM, while working as a general contractor. Sean Hannity’s weekly show on KCSB was canceled after less than a year after a controversy. Later that year, Sean Hannity left WGST for New York, where WABC had him substitute for their afternoon drive-time host during Christmas week.

Sean Hannity was a co-host of Hannity & Colmes, an American political “point-counterpoint”-style television program on the Fox News Channel featuring Hannity and Alan Colmes as co-hosts. In January 2007, Sean Hannity began a new Sunday night television show on Fox News, Hannity’s America. From 2003 until 2010, Sean Hannity hosted country music-themed “Freedom Concerts” to raise money for charity. Sean Hannity has had cameo appearances in film and television, having a brief voiceover in The Siege as an unseen reporter, and appearing in Atlas Shrugged: Part II.

During the 2016 presidential election, Sean Hannity periodically promoted conspiracy theories regarding Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Sean Hannity developed a close relationship with Trump during the election and has become even closer during his presidency. During President Trump’s administration, Sean Hannity has repeatedly been highly critical of the FBI, DOJ, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and others investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.


In 1961, Hannity was born on December 30, in the beautiful city of New York. Born to Lillian and Hugh Hannity, Lillian served as a typist and corrections officer at a county jail, while his mother, Hugh, was a World War II and served in family court.

Hannity had 3 elder sisters and was the most youthful kid in his home. All of his grandparents shifted from Ireland to the United States. He was raised in the lovely city of Franklin Square, New York, on Long Island.

Hannity served as a paperboy delivering newspapers such as the Long Island Daily Press and the New York Daily News when he was young. Talking about schooling, Hannity visited different schools, including Sacred Heart Seminary and St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary. For further studies, he attended New York University and Adelphi University but didn’t complete his college there due to some family issues.

Early Career

Hannity began his painting firm in 1982 and afterward served as a builder in Santa Barbara. In 1989, he hosted his 1st radio show at UC Santa Barbara’s college station, but it was canceled due to a dispute over LGBT rights. He then entered WVNN in Alabama as a talk show commentator before shifting to WGST in Atlanta in 1992.

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Radio and Television Career

Hannity first earned a huge fan following in 1996 when he was selected by Roger Ailes to host a Television show on Fox News. The play was named “Hannity & Colmes” and ran until 2009. 

In addition to his Television work, Hannity also restarted his radio tasks. In 1997, he entered WABC full-time and had different time slots before hosting from 3-6 p.m. on WOR since January 2014.

Hannity’s radio program, “The Sean Hannity Show,” began being posted nationally in September 2001 and is available on around 500 stations across the country. It is a traditional talk show where Hannity shares his views on present topics, events, and politicians.

Thanks to the popularity of his program, Hannity has obtained prizes and praise in the radio industry. In 2007, while still hosting “Hannity & Colmes,” he started hosting his own Sunday night Television show named “Hannity’s America.” After Alan Colmes quit the play in 2009, it was renamed simply as “Hannity.” The episodes air live at 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Other Works

Hannity is a writer who has written different textbooks. His 1st textbook, “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism,” was printed in 2002, and his 2nd book, “Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism,” came out in 2004. Both textbooks became bestsellers on the New York Times index. 

Hannity’s 3rd book, “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda,” came out in March 2010 and also pushed it onto the New York Times bestseller index. In addition to writing textbooks, Hannity served as the executive producer for a Christian film named “Let There Be Light” in 2017, which had Kevin Sorbo in it.

Sean Hannity Relationships & More

In 1991, Hannity met Jill Rhodes when he served at a radio station in Huntsville, Alabama, and she wrote for the local newspaper. They got wedded in 1993. In June 2020, they declared they had gotten divorced the year before but had been living separately for many years.

Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt from Fox News dated each other. They went to a marriage jointly at Trump National Golf Course in Colts Neck, New Jersey. During the Corona pandemic times, she started her show on Fox & Friends from a studio in Hannity’s home on Long Island.

Hannity has 2 kids from his wedding to Rhodes: a boy called Patrick, born in 1998, and a girl called Merri, born in 2001. Both kids completed high school at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Patrick visited Wake Forest University and played tennis there. Merri moves to The University of Michigan and also plays tennis. In high school, Merri was the 4th-best tennis performer in New York State.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sean Hannity's age?

Sean Hannity is 62 years old.

Does Sean Hannity have a law degree?

No. Sean Hannity does not have a law degree nor finished his graduation.

Who is Hannity's ex-wife?

Sean Hannity was divorced from Jill Rhodes.

How tall is Fox Hannity?

Sean Hannity is 1.86 m (6 feet 2 inches) tall.

When did Sean Hannity get married?

Sean Hannity got married in 1993.

What is Sean Hannity's political affiliation?

Sean Hannity is a conservative Republican. He is a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, and he has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden.

What is his impact on American politics?

Hannity is one of the most popular conservative media personalities in the United States. He has a large following on radio, television, and social media.



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