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Hot 25: 2009 Honorees
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Published: November 01, 2009

Hugh Hewitt

Host, nationally syndicated “The Hugh Hewitt Show”; Partner, Hewitt Wolensky LLP
Age: 53
Fact: He’s a season-ticket holder of the Cleveland Browns.
His philosophy: “It’s much better to have the facts than to indulge in rosy scenarios.”
While practicing law in 1990, Hugh Hewitt got a call from KFI-AM 640 to do a Saturday morning show. He never dreamed it would be the start of a second career. But a few years later, Hewitt moved to the nightly news and public affairs show “Life & Times,” and 10 years later, he launched his own nationally syndicated show.
“I had never even thought five minutes about a career of any sort in broadcasting,” he says.
Syndicated by the Salem Radio Network, “The Hugh Hewitt Show” can be heard on more than 120 stations. He covers law, government, politics, media and even entertainment.
Hewitt is a partner at the law firm Hewitt Wolensky LLP and also teaches constitutional law at Chapman University. He has authored 13 books. His 14th, “The Good and Faithful Servant,” will be available this month.
He’s still a lawyer at heart.
“I have been helping land-owners for two decades get their projects built. This involves smart people and depends on persuasive arguments,” he says. “What’s not to love about such a profession?”

– Ashley Eliot

OC METRO's 2009 Hot 25 honorees:

Toby Bost  |  Mike Gillespie  |  Anil Puri  |  Sean Collins
Kevin Boylan & T.K. Pillan  |  Dr. Jason Knight  |  Hugh Hewitt
Luke Allen  |  Tina Aldatz  |  Sukhee Kang  |  Glenn Gray
Amelia & Florent Marneau  |  Tim McFerran  |  Tallia Hart
 Bill Sanderson Henrik Fisker  |  Janet Hamada  |  Wayne Gross
Julie Miller-Phipps  |  Michael Ruane  |  Carl St.Clair
  Pretend City Phil Willms Sheryl Bourgeois  |  Steve Nichols

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Web extra:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OC METRO's Hot 25 awards, here are our original Hot 25 honorees, who were featured in 1990.

Doug Rankin  |  Erich Vollmer  |  Dennis Aigner  |  Greg Patton
Janice Mittermeier  |  Carol Stogsdill  |  Carl St.Clair
Anton Segerstrom  |  Christopher Cox  |  Christine (Reed) Iger
Dr. Robert Bade  |  Thomas Mays  |  Mike Goode
Richard Gadbois  |  Rudy Castruita  |  Debbie Miede
Ernest C. Brown  |  Mossimo Giannulli  |  Daniel L. Rasmussen
Cynthia Ellner  |  Kathryn Braun Lewis  |  David Wilhelm

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first Hot 25 honorees