Sean Hannity Re-Signs with Fox News Channel

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By Merrill Knox Comment

Sean Hannity has re-upped with Fox News Channel, signing a multi-year contract that keeps him in his current role through at least 2016.

“Hannity’s years of experience and thought-provoking commentary will continue to engage and excite loyal viewers,” Fox News chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement. “He is a remarkable asset to the network and we are happy that he’ll remain in his current role.”

Hannity has been with Fox News since the network launched in 1996. His 9pmET program, “Hannity,” is the second most-watched cable news show, averaging 2.1 million viewers a night.

“It’s been an honor and a 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,” Hannity said in a statement. “I look forward to many more years to come.”