People have loved him as a syndicated columnist as well as a TV Host. He is best known for his program “The O’Reilly Factor” which is broadcasted on Fox News Channel.
Bill O’Rielly was born on September 10, 1949, in New York City. He is best known for his work as a political commentator. He is one of the most successful TV personalities of US and has been actively involved in this field since 1975.
The 67-year-old commentator stands tall with the height of 6 ft. and 5 inches and has a personality that portrays his confidence.
Talking about the educational background, O’Rielly has a B.A. from Marist College, an M.A. from Boston University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
A television host:
After completing his formal education, he started his career from WNEP-TV, where he worked as the weather reporter. He later joined the WFAA-TV. For his work, he was awarded the Dallas Press Club Award for his excellent work in investigative reporting
He has worked as a news reporter in news channels like ABC and CBS News. People have highly appreciated his anchoring in the popular program “Inside Edition.”
In the 1980s, he appeared in WCBS-TV and worked as a correspondent. The choice proved to be lucky for him; he got his second local Emmy for successful investigative reporting.
In 1986, he joined the ABC News where he got the opportunity to cover many important events. He became the anchor of “World News Tonight” as well as in “Morning America” and “Nightline”. He also joined the “Inside Edition” as an anchor.
In 1996, he was offered a job in the Fox News Channel where he would host his show, “The O’Reilly Report”, which was later changed to “The O’Rielly Factor”.
This program increased his popularity so much so that it became the highest rated show in 24-hour cable news TV channels. He also hosted a radio channel until 2009.
O’Rielly has seen success from very near. He was listed 11th in the 100 most influential talk show hosts in the US. He is one of the very influential hosts. He is also the Syndicated columnist in “Creators Syndicate”, which appears in various newspapers such as Chicago Sun-Times and New York Post.
He is also the author of many popular books that educate people about political affairs.
Sexual harassment lawsuit:
Despite his popularity, he has not remained untouched by controversies. People began to criticize him for he was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
His racist views have also made controversies in the media. Because of his comments, he was time and again threatened to be fired from the channels he worked for.
People are curious about Bill but even after being in the industry for such a long time, he has remained so secretive about his personal life.
There has never been any news about his girlfriends or about women he ever dated. Bill got married to Maureen McPhilmy in 1996 and had two children. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2011.
O’Rielly has a huge fan following in social sites. If you are a fan of him, you can follow him on Twitter. He is one of the richest TV personalities with a net worth of $85 million. His annual salary is $18 million.
What is so Un-American?
Bill was very sure about accusing Geraldo Rivera of jumping into conclusions about Donald Trump administration and Russia. They got into a heated debate and all of it made a huge news. When Rivera had some reports to bring in, Bill jumped in and said “You’re doing something un-American. You’re convicting.”
Some controversies like these do a lot on the reputation of a host in a television career.
What does Bill think about Flynn’s resignation?
There’s media hysteria over Gen. Flynn’s resignation. Why? The Trump-hating media is trying to bring the president down by using Russia-BO’R
— Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) February 16, 2017
This is him!
— Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) December 11, 2016
If you want to know more about him, you can visit his Wikipedia page. His books are also found on the web.