Brit Hume is a senior political analyst for Fox News and a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday. Prior to that, Hume was the Washington, DC managing editor at Fox News and the anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume (until he stepped down in late 2008). He is highly respected in his field, with an active and diverse career spanning almost forty years in journalism, twenty-three of which were spent with ABC.
What many don’t know is that Hume is a Christian. When he stepped down as managing editor, he made the typical observation: he wanted to spend more time with his family. But he also noted that he wanted to spend more time growing in his Christian faith:
I certainly want to pursue my faith more ardently than I have done. I’m not claiming it’s impossible to do when you work in this business. I was kind of a nominal Christian for the longest time. When my son died (by suicide in 1998), I came to Christ in a way that was very meaningful to me. If a person is a Christian and tries to face up to the implications of what you say you believe, it’s a pretty big thing. If you do it part time, you’re not really living it.
And from another interview:
How do you envision life being different on a day-to-day basis? What will you do?
I thought about the three G’s: God, granddaughters, golf. That’s not comprehensive, because obviously I have a chance to spend more time with my dear wife, who worked with me here for so many years and was a vice president and bureau chief. She retired two years ago. … And since my son died, I have been, really, I felt rescued by God and by Christ. I have an intense desire to pursue that more ardently and have it be a bigger part of my life than it has been.
How will that translate?
It’ll translate into Bible study. It’ll translate, I think, in the fullness of time, into work that I might be able to do, like to find the right cause, and so on. It’s a big world out there. A lot can be done.
Now, Hume is urging Tiger Woods to become a Christian:
(BTW: I don’t think Tiger will be winning the Masters anytime soon. Golf (particularly for Woods) requires intense focus, and the man is distracted and distraught at the moment.)