Hannity Signs Multi-Year Deal with FOX News

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May 24th, 2012

via press release:

Hannity SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH FOX NEWS
FOX News has signed Sean Hannity to a new multi-year deal where he will continue as the host of Hannity and extend his tenure at the network past the 20-year mark, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the network.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Hannity’s years of experience and thought-provoking commentary will continue to engage and excite loyal viewers. He is a remarkable asset to the network and we are happy that he’ll remain in his current role.”

In 1996, Hannity joined FOX News Channel (FNC) as co-host of Hannity & Colmes appearing with counterpart Alan Colmes, who has since moved on to become a liberal commentator across all FOX News properties. In 2008, the program was re-named to the solo-hosted Hannity offering a mix of political analysis, buzz worthy interviews and signature segments such as the Great American Panel. Currently averaging more than 2.1 million viewers each night, Hannity continues to beat CNN and MSNBC combined in viewership and is the second most watched show in cable news.

Hannity added, “It’s been an honor and privilege to work alongside the incredible team at FOX News, whose talent is unparalleled. In true Roger Ailes form, he saw something in me that no one else did and afforded me the opportunity to achieve incredible success. I look forward to many more years to come.”

Apart from Larry King, Hannity is the only cable news host to hold the same primetime slot for the last 15 years. During his tenure, Sean has also become one of the most popular radio personalities in the country as the host of The Sean Hannity Show, syndicated to more than 500 stations in the top 50 markets with a weekly listenership of 13 million.
Hannity has interviewed numerous key political figures and newsmakers including President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Speaker John Boehner. Prior to his role at FNC, he hosted a radio talk show in Atlanta on WGST-AM and was a frequent substitute for fellow talk show host, Rush Limbaugh on WABC-AM in New York. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers, "Let Freedom Ring" (Harper Collins, 2002) and "Deliver Us from Evil" (Harper Collins, 2004).
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.  A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than ten years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
 
  • Hillbilly

    I don’t watch Hannity, but he drives the liberals crazy so he must be doing something right. :grin:

  • Ralph Hahn

    I usually watch Sean. However, the one thing that bugs me about Hannity and all of the other panel shows on any given channel, is seeing the same guests on a particular show all the time. Hannity always intros Karl Rove as “The Architect,” (for his role in the 2004 re-election of GWB). DURING the second term, Rove didn’t exactly help GWB’s popularity much, did he?

  • Jerry Darling

    The staged interviews continue. Shame.

  • city kitty

    I like Hannity and watch it just about every night. His show is very interesting and thought provoking.

  • birdmantd

    The mentality at Fox News seems to be if it ain’t broken don’t fix it. But if I were them I’d consider expanding the Factor to 2 hours since Hannity generally loses around 20-40% of the Factor’s lead-in in total viewers. You could have more pre-taped segments, longer interviews and give a larger role to the contributors.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @birdmantd: I think that Bill O gave up his 5-day-a-week radio show to have more time to put more into his ONE hour program. Hannity is #2 in cable news & #2 in the national radio audience.

    I created and produced a regional interview on cable TV for eight years. I was always looking for something new and always tried to get different guests or commentators on so that the show didn’t get stale.

    We all have our ideas on how someone else’s show could be better, even my most favorite programs on FNC. However, Fox still beats the others hands down.

  • Aja

    “I don’t watch Hannity, but he drives the liberals crazy so he must be doing something right”

    @Hillbilly,

    You’ve got it all wrong.
    What liberals find astounding are ignorant wingnuts, crack pots, baggers, birthers and Klansters who brag about watching the “Hacker” Murdoch’s hate-mongering puppets on the Faux News Propaganda channel.
    Got it,…or has that tin foil hat rendered you completely senseless?

  • Derrick


    @Hillbilly,

    You’ve got it all wrong.
    What liberals find astounding are ignorant wingnuts, crack pots, baggers, birthers and Klansters who brag about watching the “Hacker” Murdoch’s hate-mongering puppets on the Faux News Propaganda channel.
    Got it,…or has that tin foil hat rendered you completely senseless? ”

    PREACH!!!! LOL

    republicans dont realize that making someone made does not mean what that person says is true. Hannity does nothing but lie, he and O’reilly dont even get along half the time because their info isnt even the same.

  • Hillbilly

    Aja – What liberals find astounding are ignorant wingnuts, crack pots, baggers, birthers and Klansters who brag about watching the “Hacker” Murdoch’s hate-mongering puppets on the Faux News Propaganda channel.
    Got it,…or has that tin foil hat rendered you completely senseless?

    ——————-

    You make my point even more clear. Your name calling on the net over a TV show. Hannity must really get to you. :lol: OK gotta go change the tin foil on my hat. I need it clean for the barbecue this weekend.

  • LEON FOONMAN M.D.

    Merkins love to hate.
    Merkins prefer propaganda to reality.
    Merkins want to justify their own fear of non-white people.
    Merkins like to have a reason to harbor prejudice, fear and bigotry.
    Merkins love Sean Hannity, a man who would use Veterans in order to make money off them.

    Hannity is not a great American, he is a carbuncle wrapped in a plastic American Flag.

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