Pete Hamill

Journalist (1935)
Wed Dec 11 2019
By   sabin

Pete Hamill is a multi-talented figure, well known for his credits in various fields such as education, novels, essays, and journalism. He is widely recognized as the journalist for New York City.

The famous journalist was born on 24th June 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America, where another journalist ‎John Lisa Marie was also born. Born to his American parents, Anne Devlin and Billy Hamil, he is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality. Pete is the eldest of his six siblings.

Twice Marriage Records

A multi-talented journalist has been married two times to date. In 1987, Hamill exchanged his wedding vows with his current spouse Fukiko Aoki.

Famous journalist Pete and his spouse Fukiko
Image: Pete and his current wife, Fukiko
Source: IrishCentral

It's been more than three decades of Pete and Fukiko marriage, and they share two children, and both of them are daughters named Adriene Hamill (born in 1962) and Deirdre Hamill (born in 1964).

Before Fukiko, Pete was married to his ex-spouse Ramona Negron. The former couple tied the knot in 1962. After living together for eight years, Hamill and Negron began facing problems, and they officially divorced.

Net Worth

Along with popularity, Pete Hamill has also gained massive prosperity from her career as a journalist, writer, and actor. As per some sources, the average salary of a journalist at the New York Daily News is $105,963. Thus, we can accumulate the yearly wage of Pete as a journalist.

Hamil's total net worth is estimated to be $10 million as of 2019, which is more than another American journalist Polly Boiko. Until now, he has worked for multiple movies and wrote numerous novels, which has probably aided him to gather such excellent fortune.

As a Journalist

In 1958, Hamill joined the Greek-language Atlantis newspaper company and started working as the art director. Later, the art director was offered to serve as a reporter for The New York Post.

Pete Hamil duing the early days of his career while workinh at the New York Post
Photo: Pete while working at the New York Post
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Everyone hugely praised Pete's work and dedication as he got an opportunity to work as a correspondent at Saturday Evening Post in a short time.

In his forty years of a journalism career, Pete served at various companies such as Post, Village Voice, New York Newsday, and the New York Daily News. The famous journalist also worked as editor-in-chief at the Daily News

From Journalist to Writer

Pete has also maintained his image in fiction novels. A Killing for Christ is his first novel, which gained considerable popularity. The story is about a plan to assassinate the Pope Easter Sunday in Rome. The book has a considerable price of $9.99 in Kindle Edition and costs $18.82 for hardcover.

Pete Hamil's first books named A Killing for Christ
Picture: Hamil's first book
Source: Target

His other popular fiction novel includes The Gift, Snow in August, Tabloid City, North River, and more to mention.

Famous in the Television and Film Industry too

Pete Hamill has also gained quite a massive popularity in the field of news and novels. Multi-talented writer and journalist are also recognized for screenplays and teleplays from his books.

Hamill has made her appearance as a commentator in various documentaries including, Ken Burns' Prohibition, and Ric Burns' New York: A Documentary Film. Pete, moreover, portrayed as a speaker in the Netflix documentary Bobby Kennedy for President.

 

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