Exclusive: Sean Hannity Takes Mediaite’s Hot Seat As His Cable News Career Turns 25

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Sean Hannity’s cable news career turns 25 this week.

Hannity joined Fox News at its inception in 1996, after a few years on radio (“I was god-awful,” he recalls), and a few more years before that working construction and restaurant jobs.

Over the course of two decades, Hannity has gone from being one half of Hannity & Colmes — which first aired on Oct. 7, 1996 and co-starred the late Alan Colmes as liberal foil — to radio titan and prime time cable news mainstay. And during the presidency of Donald Trump, Hannity emerged as the most-watched personality in all of cable news, a position he has held for four years running.

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