Journalist Brit Hume
Randolph-Macon College President Robert R. Lindgren has announced that the 2014
Commencement speaker will be journalist
Brit Hume. Hume will also be awarded an
Honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
With more than 43 years of journalism experience to draw from, Hume currently serves
as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel and contributes to all major
political coverage. 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.
“Brit Hume has been a highly effective and omnipresent reporter and commentator
in the corridors of power of our Nation’s Capital and beyond for over four decades,”
says R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren. “We look forward to having him share his
insight and experiences with our graduating seniors and their friends and families.”
Hume stepped down as anchor of Special Report in 2008 after more than 10 years at
the helm of the program. 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 network coverage for every presidential
election from 1996-2008. Most recently, Hume served as a panelist during the 2012
Democratic and Republican Conventions.
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 the 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.
Hume, who earned his B.A. from University of Virginia, lives in Hume, Virginia with
his wife Kim Schiller Hume.
Randolph-Macon College’s Commencement
ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Frank E.
Brown Fountain Plaza.
For additional information, contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at
email@example.com or (804) 752-7317.