Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Brit Hume 2003

Fox News

Brit Hume, is Fox News' Washington managing editor and chief correspondent, with more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from.

Hume serves as anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume, a top rated political program on cable television, which airs weekdays on FOX News Channel. He also serves as a regular panelist on FOX broadcast network's weekly public affairs program, FOX News Sunday. In addition to covering major political stories and contributing news analysis to FOX News Channel, Hume is responsible for overseeing news content for FOX News' Washington, D.C., bureau.

Before joining FOX News in 1996, Hume was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996. During his tenure, he contributed to World News Tonight With Peter Jennings, Nightline and This Week as well as various specials for the news division. Hume joined ABC in 1973 as a consultant for the network's documentary division and was named a Washington correspondent in 1976. He was later promoted to Capitol Hill correspondent and reported on Congress until 1988.
Earlier Hume reported for United Press International (UPI). He began his career as a newspaper reporter with The Hartford Times and the Baltimore Evening Sun.

Hume has received numerous honors and awards, including a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War. He was also twice named "The Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review for his extensive news coverage of the White House. Hume is the author of two books, Inside Story and Death and the Mines. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hume resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Kim Schiller Hume, who is FOX News' Washington, D.C., bureau chief.

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