Bill O’Reilly is host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel.
O’Reilly also is a weekly columnist and published author with many best-selling books, the most recent, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, holding a place on The New York Times best-seller list since it was published in 2008.
O’Reilly started his broadcasting career in Scranton, Pennsylvania, before moving on to report and anchor in other places such as Dallas, Boston and New York. His national exposure began with CBS and ABC News, and as host of the first version of Inside Edition. It was in 1996 that O'Reilly landed at Fox News.
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.
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