Born and raised in New York, Sean Hannity’s first job in radio was in 1987 hosting a talk show as a volunteer at a college station at UCSB in California. He then joined WVNN-AM in Huntsville, Alabama and later moved to Atlanta’s WGST-AM. In 1996, Fox News Channel signed him as the co-host of the news and debate show Hannity & Colmes. In 1997, WABC-AM in New York brought Hannity back home.
With his rising popularity as one of the most respected conservative talk show hosts on air, The Sean Hannity Show launched into national syndication in 2001. More than 560 radio stations broadcast the program, attracting a loyal audience of more than 14 million Americans.
His unwavering momentum in radio continued in television as well. Fox News gave Hannity the opportunity to fly solo with a weekend show, Hannity’s America, and soon after, Hannity, which remained one of the top-rated cable news shows in America.
Hannity is the recipient of two Marconi Awards for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year and three consecutive National Talk Show Host of The Year Radio & Records awards. He has also authored three #1 The New York Times bestsellers: Let Freedom Ring, Deliver Us from Evil and Conservative Victory.
Sean Hannity was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.