Sean Hannity announced on Tuesday afternoon’s radio show that he is taking his talents to Florida — or, that is to say, he is officially relocating from his home in Long Island to the Sunshine State.
Hannity revealed to listeners of his iHeartRadio talk show that he was broadcasting live from his new studio in Florida, where he has taken full-time residence.
Hannity opened Tuesday’s show with the “breaking news,” saying:
If anybody is listening to this program for any length of time, been threatening now to do this for quite a while. But we are now beginning our first broadcast of my new home, and that is in the free state of Florida. I am out. I am done. I’m finished. New York, New York. Goodbye. Florida. Florida. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. But it’s great to be here. And I will tell you, one of the things that I was told either before, Linda, but feeling good tonight, by the way, and I’m that because she entertains everybody. I bet she was entertaining every day working or not working. And no, she worked a number of days. But and she’s such a good entertainer and such a great host is that anyone would want her back as soon as we can. I was told even before this that it just it just the time was right. I was able to put the final exclamation points on what needed to be done. And here I am.
And finally, for the first time that I can think of in my adult life, I actually have representatives in in the state that I’m living in that share my values. I have a governor by the name of Ron DeSantis and Senators Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott. So I’m feeling a lot better about it, and I’m not going to go through the whys. The how comes because it’s obvious this migration out of the blue states with high taxes, burdensome regulation, high crime, horrible school districts is real. And if anything, I’m probably late and behind the curve and and many others have made the move beforehand.
Of course, these are many of the political talking points of the massive migration of New Yorkers to Florida for any number of reasons one sees and regularly hears on Fox News right-of-center opinion programs.
Hannity has regularly hosted his Fox News show from his Long Island compound, which includes a full television studio, except for when he hosts live studio audiences at the Fox News broadcast headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. One can only assume that Hannity and Fox News have the means to fly the top-rated host to and from his Florida residence to continue live shows.
Hannity is, of course, not the only cable news star to decamp to Florida. Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson regularly hosted his show remotely, either from a compound in rural Maine or an estate on the Western coast of Florida. And anyone who watches MSNBC’s Morning Joe knows that hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski regularly host their show from studios at their home in Jupiter, Florida.
It’s no secret why so many high-earning individuals move to Florida: the tax code saves citizens a ton of money on state and local taxes compared to New York.
Last year, Hannity and Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt revealed through leaked photos to the Daily Mail that they were in a relationship, though given the fact that both work so hard, it’s difficult to imagine this changing anything in the mostly-weekend relationship.
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