Great Great Great News: Hannity Signs Multi-Year Contract with FOX

Kate Hicks

5/24/2012 6:54:00 PM - Kate Hicks

Good news for all you Hannity junkies out there: FOX News has signed host Sean Hannity to a multi-year contract, so you can hope to see him and his ubiquitous football for a good long time. This new contract will extend his tenure on FOX past twenty years. A press release from FOX has the details:

In making the announcement, [Roger] 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.”

Congrats to Mr. Hannity from Townhall! We look forward to more of his insights, commentary, and of course, hard-hitting interviews like this one (my personal favorite):