Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume criticized Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) for asking how "white nationalism, white supremacist, [and] western civilization" became offensive terms, but warned journalists against throwing around the term "racist" with "abandon."
Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC). He acts as a regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday," and contributes to all major political coverage.
Recently, from September 2016 until the presidential election, Hume stepped in as interim host of "On the Record," which aired weekdays at 7PM/ET. He also previously anchored "Special Report" and led the program for more than 10 years, stepping down in December 2008. Under his leadership, "Special Report" was the highest rated political program on cable television. In this capacity, Hume also served as the Washington managing editor and was responsible for overseeing news content for FOX News' Washington bureau. He also anchored all of the network’s coverage for every presidential election from 1996-2008. Most recently, Hume served as a panelist during the 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions.
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, beginning his career as a newspaper reporter with The Hartford Times and The Baltimore Evening Sun.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2003 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from the National Press Foundation and a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War. The author of two books "Inside Story" and "Death and the Mines," Hume was named "the best in the business" by the American Journalism Review for his extensive news coverage of the White House.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hume resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Kim Schiller Hume.
Stories from Brit Hume
Brit Hume said Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that news network fact-checkers have fashioned themselves into "opinion journalists" because of how they conclude their alleged fact-checking.
Brit Hume weighed in Wednesday on Rush Limbaugh's contention that the media's praise for George H.W. Bush after his death has been "phony."
"The Daily Briefing" host Dana Perino joined "Fox & Friends" Saturday morning to remember George H.W. Bush.
Brit Hume said the "hypocrisy is remarkable" between the Democrats' portrayal of Georgia gubernatorial election loser Stacey Abrams and the recount in Florida that netted Republicans a U.S. Senate seat.
As Republicans and Democrats make their closing arguments to voters before next week's midterm elections, Brit Hume said the news of the past week and President Trump's reactions to the news may be more important than the candidates on the ballots.
Sen. Kamala Harris is trying to use the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to drive Democratic voter turnout for November's midterm elections.
Brit Hume reacted to new comments by Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a critical Republican vote on the Kavanaugh nomination, who expressed concern over the judge's "tone" while engaging with lawmakers last week.
Brit Hume said Tuesday that the Democrats' concerns over Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans assigning a female outside counsel to question Christine Blasey Ford is about optics, not truth-seeking.
Brit Hume said Tuesday on Fox News @ Night that President Trump has kept his distance from the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because he doesn't want to appear disrespectful to such a sensitive topic.
Fox News chief political analyst Brit Hume said America is in an "age of exaggeration" after the Denver Post published a letter to the editor from a Trump critic who accused him of treason and made reference to the execution of traitors.
Brit Hume said the confirmation votes of two pro-choice Republican senators may decide whether President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be successfully installed on the bench.