- Date of Birth:
- September 10, 1949
- 6' 4"
- New York
Bill O’Reilly (born William James O’Reilly, Jr. on September 10, 1949 in New York, New York) is a television host, author, and journalist. Bill attended Marist college, where he studied history. He then went on to study broadcast journalism at Boston University, and received his Master’s degree at Harvard. Bill anchored Inside Edition from 1989 to 1994, and began hosting The O’Reilly Factor in 1996, which is still running today. He’s also the author of several best-selling books: Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln, and Killing Jesus. In April 2017, a report surfaced accusing Fox News of covering up over a decade of alleged sexual harassment suits filed against Bill by women who worked for the network. On April 19, 2017 he was officially fired from the network after 21 years.
Best Known For:
He is best known for being a political commentator and hosting the Fox News Channel show The O’Reilly Factor.
Bill married Maureen McPhilmy in 1996, but the couple split in 2010 and ultimately divorced in 2011. They have two children together — a daughter named Madeline O’Reilly born in 1998, and a son named Spencer O’Reilly born in 2003. The couple’s split has been less than amicable with allegations of abuse on Bill’s part, which he vehemently denies, but it resulted in the loss of custody of his children. Bill has since filed a lawsuit against Maureen in the amount of $10 Million.