Kim Schiller Hume Bio, Wiki
Kim Schiller Hume is the wife to conservative television commentator and political commentator Brit Hume. On Tuesday morning, March 3rd, 2019 Hume posted a screengrab of primary election betting odds showing former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic 2020 front-runner, ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Twitter users were more titillated, however, by an open browser tab reading “Sexy Vixen Vinyl.”
Kim Schiller Hume Career
Schiller was a former executive at Fox News prior to her retirement in 2006, During that time, Kim was based at the channel’s Washington D.C. bureau. The couple married in 1993. The couple first met while Kim worked as a producer for ABC News and Hume was on-air talent.
She retired from the news media in 2007 having worked in newsrooms in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Atlanta. She was formerly the producer of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.” Kim is a graduate of California State University in San Francisco.
Kim Schiller Hume Addiction Problems
Kim told the Boca Raton Beacon in 2017 that in her late teens and early twenties, she suffered from severe addiction problems. Kim told the newspaper, “I am lucky to be alive. During my darkest hours, I was certain I would end up on the streets as an abject failure, or dead, or likely both in that order.” Kim said that she began to drink “way before I was under any stress. I was a teenage alcoholic.”Inspiringly, Kim adds that despite her daily struggle, she has been sober for 30 years.
Kim said that she lived as a functioning alcoholic. During this time, Kim won an Emmy award for a news piece on the Gulf War. Kim said of this time, “And what was ironic about that was, I totally messed up the story that won. It was ill-conceived and horribly executed. I was disintegrating, so I rushed to the editing room and pushed myself to make something good out of it despite my mistakes … and that piece earned an award.”
Kim is listed as a speaker on the Celebrity Mental Health Speakers website. One review says, “She speaks from the heart and her honest and forthcoming witness about her personal life is gripping. Her amazing story and easy manner will captivate the audience.”
Kim Schiller Hume is Born Again
Shortly after winning her battle with sobriety, Kim became a born again Christian. She is quoted on Billy Graham’s website, as saying, “I asked God to please kill me. I said, ‘I can’t do this anymore, and I don’t see any way out, and would You just please, please, please take me?’ And the message that I got back was, ‘No.’”
Kim maintains a biblically-based blog, Vine and Branch. In the bio section for that blog, Kim writes, “I started studying the Holy Bible when I retired. In 2019 I read the Bible from cover to cover for the 10th time. I find it a remarkable intellectual journey and I find I am moved to share my journey again in 2020.”
While Hume has said that he began to accept Jesus Christ into his life when his son took his own life in 1998.
Kim Schiller Hume Residence
According to numerous profiles on the Humes divide their time between Virginia and Boca Raton, Florida. Kim told the Boca Beacon in 2017 that she spends the majority of her time playing golf, attending yoga and pilates classes, as well as doing Bible study. Kim said, “I knit golf club headcovers for the Woman’s Club and they sell them at their silent auction fundraiser gala every year. Learning about the Bible is a fascinating journey for me. It’s where we get our morals and ideals.”
With my wife, Kim, and Pres. Bush 41 beside a plane identical to one he flew in WWII, on the eve of 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. pic.twitter.com/i3eJDcG8V2
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 7, 2016