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Fox News Signs Brit Hume to Multi-Year Deal

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Fox News has re-signed veteran network on-air personality Brit Hume to a multi-year deal, the network announced Wednesday.

As part of the deal, Hume will remain in his current role as senior political analyst for the news network, as well as a commentator and panelist across Fox News’ daytime and evening programming, said the network. 

“Brit is an exceptional journalist who has played an integral role in our unrivaled political coverage — his extensive knowledge of the intricacies of Washington have made him a tremendous asset to our team and a popular favorite with our viewers,” said Suzanne Scott, Fox News Media CEO in a statement. “We look forward to his continued expertise for many years ahead.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.