In 2008 and 2012, President Obama received record support from African Americans in his bids for the White House. This election, however, that crucial Democratic voter bloc does not appear to be turning out in the same numbers.
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
New developments in the FBI probes of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's computer and Hillary Clinton's alleged mishandling of classified information may land Clinton aide Huma Abedin in legal jeopardy, Catherine Herridge reported.
Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge discussed how the FBI came upon the new cache of Clinton-related emails while investigating disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), On The Record with Brit Hume.
Karl Rove believes that the FBI's decision to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server will help Donald Trump cut into Clinton's lead.
Pollster Chris Anderson joined Brit Hume on "On The Record" tonight to react to several new polls that show Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump shrinking.
Newly released FBI files show President Obama used a pseudonym to exchange emails with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brit Hume reported On The Record.
Republican Donald Trump likely has the most loyal supporters in the history of politics, Brit Hume said On The Record.
Townhall editor Guy Benson reacted to the latest Project Veritas undercover video portraying apparent ties between the Clinton campaign and outside groups holding protests in Donald Duck costumes to draw attention to the fact Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was asked tonight in Las Vegas about the claims by his running mate Donald Trump that the presidential election will be rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton.