Bill O'Reilly heads arguably the best known, most written about, and most discussed cable news program around. "The O'Reilly Factor" on the FOX News Channel is certainly the most watched; it has been No. 1 in the ratings for seven years and is also seen in over 30 countries.
During its 11 years on the air, "The O'Reilly Factor" has developed a unique blend of news analysis and investigative reporting, and the No Spin Zone is sought out and appreciated by millions of people every weeknight.
More than five years ago, "The Radio Factor" also took to the air. For two hours each weekday, involved folks — listening now on more than 400 stations — call in to participate in timely debates, and the show has become one of the most successful radio franchises in the nation.
Bill O'Reilly writes, too. All four of O'Reilly's non-fiction books have perched atop The New York Times best-seller list. "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids" was a top-selling children's non-fiction book in 2005, and “Culture Warrior,” in paperback, placed in the Times’ top ten list its first week of release. Bill’s most recent book is “Kids Are Americans Too,” a thoughtful, plain-talking examination and discussion of youngster’s rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.
In addition to his books, O’Reilly’s syndicated column appears in more than 300 newspapers across the nation. Every week the column is made available in advance of publication at BillOReilly.com, and through the Web site's newsletter.
Bill started his on-air career in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then moved on to local reporting and anchoring stints in other cities including Dallas, Boston and New York. He took on network reporting responsibilities with CBS and ABC News and then was named host of the first version of the nationally syndicated "Inside Edition." He arrived at Fox News in 1996. Along the way, he's won many journalism awards, including 2 Emmys.
Bill O'Reilly was born in Manhattan, and 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 and another Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
In his spare time, Bill O'Reilly used to say he "took naps." That was back in the far off day when he had any spare time.