- Name: Bill O’Reilly
- Age: 67 years old
- Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
- Occupation: Talk Show Host
- Net Worth: US $85 Million
- Status: Alive
Bill O’Reilly is an American talk show host, political commentator and author. He’s best known for hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News and The Radio Factor on Fox News Talk. His working relationship with 21st Century Fox was terminated in April 2017 following a series of sexual harassment allegations. O’Reilly was born William James O’Reilly Jr. on September 10, 1949 in New York City. His parents were William Sr. and Angela. He has a sister named Janet. O’Reilly grew up in Long Island, New York, where he attended Chaminade High School. He completed his BA degree in History from Marist College in 1971. O’Reilly taught at a Catholic high school in Florida for 2 years. He earned his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 1976. He also earned a MA degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1995.
O’Reilly began his career as a television newscaster for local stations in Dallas, Denver and Scranton. He moved to New York City in 1980 to anchor his own show on WCBS-TV. He was promoted to CBS News correspondent in 1982. O’Reilly joined ABC in 1986 following a dispute with CBS. There he worked as a reporter for ABC World News Tonight. He also contributed to Good Morning America and Nightline. O’Reilly joined ‘Inside Edition’ in 1989 as a correspondent. He was promoted to anchor 3 weeks later following the termination of David Frost. He held that position until 1995.
O’Reilly joined the Fox News Channel in 1996 to host his own show, The O’Reilly Factor. The show ran from October 1996 to April 2017 for a total of 20 seasons. The show covered current events and controversial political issues. Notable guests over the years include Michelle Malkin, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Ron Paul. O’Reilly also hosted The Radio Factor on Fox News Talk from 2002 to 2009. He made came appearance in Iron Man 2 (2010) with Robert Downey Jr. and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) with Shia LaBeouf.
O’Reilly’s first novel, Those Who Trespass, was published in 1998. Other publications include The No Spin Zone (2001), Killing Jesus (2013) and Killing the Rising Sun (2016). He co-authored ‘Give Please a Chance’ in 2016 with James Patterson. The books Killing Lincoln (2011) and Killing Kennedy (2012) were adopted into television films by the History Channel.
Bill O’Reilly stands 6ft 4in tall and he’s of Irish, English and French descent. His net worth is estimated at $85 million. He made $20 million annually for hosting The O’Reilly Factor. He also made over $25 million in 2014 from book sales. O’Reilly was married to public relations executive ‘Maureen McPhilmy’ from 1996 to 2011. They have two children, Spencer and Madeline. O’Reilly lost custody of both of his children in February 2016.
Bill O’Reilly Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: William James O’Reilly Jr.
- Birthday: September 10, 1949
- How Old : Age: 67 years old
- Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
- Occupation: Talk Show Host, Political Commentator, Author
- Years Active: 1975-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $85 Million
- Marriage(s): Maureen E. McPhilmy
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: billoreilly.com