Fox News has reupped chief Washington correspondent and anchor Brit Hume.
The 59-year-old anchor of the 6 p.m. program “Special Report” has inked a deal that will keep him at the net through 2005.
His Beltway gabber averages 1.1 million viewers and is in the top five most-watched programs on cable news.
One of the first well-known network personalities to cross over to cable, seven-year net vet Hume will receive a reported $8 million for his new contract.
Hume previously worked for 23 years at ABC News.
His additional responsibility of anchoring major political coverage will continue.