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Bill O'Reilly
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William James O'Reilly Jr.

September 10, 1949 (1949-09-10) (age 72)
Education Marist College (BA)
Boston University (MA)
Harvard University (MPA)
  • Television host
  • political commentator
  • author
Years active 1975–present
Political party Republican (Before 2001)
Independence (2001–present)
Maureen McPhilmy
(m. 1996; div. 2011)
Children 2

Bill O'Reilly (born September 10, 1949) is an American conservative political commentator who hosted The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News from 1996 until 2017, after Fox News fired him. O'Reilly also hosted The Radio Factor (2002-2009) and Inside Edition (1989-1995).

O'Reilly was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City. He has written some books including Pinheads and Patriots. He was raised in New York City and Westbury, Connecticut.


O'Reilly has been criticized for claims he reported events in the Falkland Islands War between Argentina and the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland incorrectly.

In April 2017, Fox News Channel fired O'Reilly from the network due to harassment accusations.


O'Reilly is know for his Killing novel series which is a historical nonfiction series about either the assassinations or near killings of historical figures with the exception of the 2016 edition. These are:

All of his Killing novels are later made into television movies for National Geographic.

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