The Irish American Media Top 30
O’Reilly has accumulated many awards, including three Emmys, and a special 2008 Governor's Award.
Although born in Manhattan, O’Reilly was raised on Long Island. His bachelor's degree is in history from Marist College, and he has a master's in broadcast journalism from Boston University, as well as a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
O’Reilly’s paternal grandparents came to the U.S. from Co. Cavan.
Kirsten Powers is a political analyst on Fox News, appearing on The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity, as well as on the morning Fox News Radio show Brian and the Judge.
Powers is also a columnist for the New York Post. Formerly a columnist for American Prospect Online, Powers has also written articles for USA Today, Elle, the New York Observer, Salon and The Wall Street Journal.
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Powers served in the Clinton administration as the deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs. She was also the vice president for international communications at America Online. Powers was formerly a vice president at the AOL-Time Warner Foundation.
Powers has worked for the New York State Democratic Committee, was the press secretary for Andrew Cuomo for Governor and communications director on the mayoral campaign of C. Virginia Fields.
Powers has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations including Human Rights First and the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).
Trish Regan is an anchor on CNBC's The Call, which airs weekdays 11 a.m.-noon.
An Emmy nominated correspondent, Regan also reports for CNBC's documentary unit. In addition, she provides regular economic reports and analysis for NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams and Today.
Regan recently reported an in-depth hour on the underground marijuana industry entitled Marijuana Inc.: Inside America’s Pot Industry. Her investigation exposed a multi-billion dollar underground trade that authorities are nearly powerless to stop.
Regan has reported extensively on international economic issues. She traveled to the Tri-Border region of South America for an investigation into terrorist financing.
Regan joined CNBC from CBS News, where she was a correspondent reporting for the CBS Evening News and The Early Show, and contributed to 48 HOURS and Face the Nation.
Previously, Regan was a television correspondent for CBS MarketWatch, contributing to Marketwatch.com and CBS News.
In 2002, her work at CBS MarketWatch earned her the Most Outstanding Young Broadcast Journalist Award from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.
Prior to MarketWatch, Regan reported for Bloomberg Television.
Regan began her career working for Goldman, Sachs. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in U.S. history.
A third generation Irish American, Regan’s paternal great grandparents were Waterford, and her maternal great grandparents were from Cork.