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Brit Hume

Brit HumeBorn: 22-Jun-1943
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fox News DC correspondent

Brit's wife Kim Schiller Hume is the Washington bureau chief at Fox News.

His son, Washington journalist Sandy Hume, committed suicide in February 1998 with a hunting rifle. Today the National Press Club honors his memory with the annual Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.

Prediction from a 1995 interview:

"The Internet is an interesting phenomenon. My sense of it is that in ten years, or fifteen perhaps, we'll all be saying, 'Hey, you remember the Internet?' And we'll all laugh about it. It reminds me of the bulletin board world that existed ten years ago. There was tremendous enthusiasm and excitement among computer buffs about all the things that were possible in that domain. And of course in those days we were talking about the early days of CompuServe and some of the same information services, and there was some of the same enthusiasm expressed there about educational opportunity and e-mail and all the things you could do. It seems to me distinctly possible that a number of people, particularly in the academic world, are getting important work done with help from the Internet, but it is not at all clear to me that it is a very widespread situation."

Wife: Clare Stoner Hume (div.)
Son: Sandy Hume (d. 22-Feb-1998 suicide, see Bill Paxon)
Daughter: Virginia Hume Onufer
Son: Louis (adopted)
Wife: Kim Schiller Hume (b. 30-Sep-1954, m. 1-Jun-1993)

    High School: St. Albans School, Washington, DC
    University: BA English, University of Virginia (1965)

    The Weekly Standard Contributor
    The Hartford Times 1965
    The Baltimore Evening Sun
    The Washington Post
    Emmy 1991
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)

    TELEVISION
    Fox News Sunday Panelist
    Nightline


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