- NAME: Bill O'Reilly
- OCCUPATION: Talk Show Host
- BIRTH DATE: September 10, 1949 (Age: 64)
- Did You Know?: Bill O'Reilly is not only a top-rated talk-show host, but a best-selling author.
- EDUCATION: Marist University, Boston University, Harvard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: William James O'Reilly Jr.
- AKA: William James O'Reilly
- AKA: William O'Reilly
- AKA: Bill O'Reilly
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Bill O'Reilly is best known as the host of the cable news program The O'Reilly Factor, which began airing on FOX News in 2001. He is also the best-selling author of several books.
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His published titles include the nonfiction best sellers The O'Reilly Factor (2000) and The No Spin Zone (2001) as well as the novel Those Who Trespass (1998). He has also released the controversial presidential thrillers Killing Lincoln (2011) and Killing Kennedy (2012), which sold millions, topped the New York Times best-sellers list, and were adapted into a movie by the History Channel. In the fall of 2013,
O'Reilly released the novel Killing Jesus Despite the novel's title, O'Reilly insisted that it focused more on history than it did on religion or spirituality.
Controversy followed O'Reilly not just in his professional career but also in his personal life. In 2004, Andrea Mackris, one of his show's associate producers, filed a lawsuit against O'Reilly for sexual harassment. She alleged that O'Reilly made several sexually explicit phone calls to her in which he described his fantasies to her and advised her to use a vibrator. The New York Daily News reported that O'Reilly agreed to pay Mackris anywhere from $2 million to $10 million to settle the suit. O'Reilly denied all accusations and stated that he did what he needed to do in order to close the matter in the best interests of his family.
O'Reilly was married to Maureen McPhilmy and together they had a daughter, Madeline, and a son, Spencer. A contentious separation took place in 2010, however, with a divorce following the next year. McPhilmy alleged that O'Reilly used his connections and financial donor influence with the Nassau County Police Department to launch an internal affairs investigation into McPhilmy's Nassau County detective boyfriend, whom she later married.
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