As of March 2015, Sean Hannity remains married to his first wife, Jill Rhodes Hannity, and the media has made no mention of a divorce. The two were married in 1993 and have two children together, son Patrick and daughter Merri Kelly.
Hannity, born in 1961, grew up in Franklin Square, New York, and attended both New York University and Adelphi University, dropping out of both before completing a degree. He began his career in radio at KCSB-FM, a volunteer college station at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989. He first moved to WVNN in Athens, Alabama, and later to WGST in Atlanta, Georgia before landing a job with WABC in New York in 1996. The same year, Fox News hired Hannity, a staunch conservative, to cohost a political talk show that was in development. This show later became "Hannity &; Colmes," and it ran for 12 years as a point/counterpoint news show featuring Hannity and the more liberal Alan Colmes.
In January 2009, "Hannity &; Colmes" was replaced with "Hannity" after Colmes left the show. "Hannity" combines news reports, political commentary, special segments and guest interviews in a prerecorded format that airs each weeknight. Hannity is also the author of three bestselling books, and he hosts "The Sean Hannity Show," a syndicated talk radio program that airs live on weekdays.