Pete Hamill Biography

( 1935 - )
January 31, 2019
First published on:December 20, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Pete Hamill

Date of Birth: 1935, June 24
Age: 84 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Pete Hamill
Famous Name Pete Hamill
Father Billy Hamill
Mother Anne Hamill
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Currently Working For New York Daily News
Salary $150,000
Net Worth $10 million
Married to Fukiko Aoki
Children Daughters Adriene and Deirdre Hamill
School attended Regis High School
University attended Mexico City College
Full Name Pete Hamill
Horoscope Cancer
Birth Date June 24, 1935
School Location Manhattan
Career Earnings $15 million

Pete Hamill is a famous writer who has worked for New York Daily News. He is best known for his writings in different magazines and is a known tv journalist. Other than working for New York Daily News, he also worked for New York Post, Playboy, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and the Village Voice.


The resident of New York, Pete Hamill, reportedly earned around $150,000, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Fukiko Aoki and has Daughters:  Adriene and Deirdre Hamill.

Pete Hamill Net worth and Salary

Pete Hamill is one of the most popular New York Daily News journalists who has made a successful career in the prevalent field. As New York Daily News is well known for paying a good amount of salary to its journalists. Pete Hamill as a regular New York Daily News journalist earns a decent amount of salary from the network. The typical salary of the New York Times reporter/journalist is $105,963.

New York Times journalist/reporter salaries can range from $95,000-$115,556. This estimate is based on 4 employee salary reports from the New York Times Journalist/Reporter or estimated based on statistical methods.

The American writer/journalist Pete Hamill has an estimated net worth of $10 million. As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of $150,000 from his successful reporting career with New York Daily News.

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Further, New York Daily News reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances too.

Pete Hamill's Personal Life

The famous American journalist married to Fukiko Aoki in 1987. The couple has two daughters Adriene and Deirdre Hamill. Besides, he has a grandson as well. Hamill's wife Fukiko is also a writer.

Before getting married to Aoki, he was married to Ramona Negron in 1962, but they got divorced in 1970 and the reason for their separation is still unknown.

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Other than being a famous journalist, Pete is quite popular in social media with a large number of followers. Pete has a charming personality along with his blue eyes.

He currently, lives in New York, along with his wife and daughters, and has a beautiful home there.

Pete Hamill Early Life and Educational History

Pete Hamill was born on June 24, 1935, in Park Shoe, Brooklyn, New York to Billy Hamill and Anne Hamill. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, his sun sign is Cancer.

Pete's father lost a leg while playing semi-pro soccer and his mother is a high school graduate. They got married in the year 1933. Besides, he has a brother named Denis who later become a columnist for the Daily News.

Pete's first school was Holy Name of Jesus grammar school. After that, Pete Hamill completed his schooling from Regis High School in Manhattan and later joined the Mexico City College. Pete left school and started working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a metal worker.

He also attended night classes at the School of Visual Arts and took courses at the Pratt Institute from where he got an honorary doctorate in 1980. In addition, he joined the U.S. Navy. Pete was among the four men who tried to unarm the shooter of Robert F. Kennedy.

Pete Hamill Professional Career

Pete Hamill is a journalist as well as a writer and has written several novels, teleplays, and screenplays. Details about his professional career are mentioned below:

Pete Hamill as a Journalist:

Hamill's first professional writing was about his friend Puerto Rican Professional boxer Jose Torres while serving as an art director for the Atlantis. He was hired by the New York Post in 1960 and later became the correspondent for the Saturday evening post in 1963. After working for over a year he started writing a column for the New York Post and during that period he interviewed different actors and directors.

After working for 40 years with the Post, he resigned from the latter position and he was followed by hundreds of writers as a sign of protest. Besides, he has worked for New York, The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone. In addition, he won the Grammy award for his writing about games and many other fields in 1975.

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Hamill also published an extensive essay on contemporary journalism titled News is a verb: journalism at the end of the 20th century.

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Moreover, Pete has written several novels like A Killing for Christ(in 1968), The Gift, Snow in August(1997), Forever(2003), North River(2007), Tabloid City(2011) and also published two short stories The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook(1980) and Tokyo Sketches(1992).

Pete Hamill as a Writer

Pete Hamill wrote about his journey in the book called A Drinking Life in 1994 and FrankMcCourt was his inspiration. Besides, he has written about Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. During his career, he wrote some nonfiction essays City of Islands(2007), Photographs from the Daily News(2001), The Revolution and Beyond(2003), A living Lens(2007).

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In addition, Pete has written some comics Terry and The Pirates(2007), The Speakeasies of 1932(2003 and also contributed in Jerry Robinson's Ambassador of Comics(2010). Moreover, Hamill has written a handful of novels and appeared in several documentaries including Rick Burns' New York and Ken Burns' Prohibition. He is also the speaker of the documentary Bobby Kennedy for President 4th part of Netflix 2018.

Facts About Pete Hamill

  • Birthdate: June 24, 1935
  • Birthplace: Park Shoe, Brooklyn, New York
  • Profession: Journalist/Writer
  • Salary: $150,000
  • Net worth: $10 million
  • Wife: Fukiko Aoki
  • Divorced: Ramona Negron 
  • Children: Daughters Adriene and Deirdre Hamill
  • Awards: Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. John's University, George Polk Career Award, Grammy Award for best liner notes, Louis Auchincloss Prize from the Museum of the city of New York.

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