Bill O’Rielly was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City. His parents are William James O'Reilly Sr. and Angela "Ann" O'Reilly. He lived in Long Island, where he attended St. Brigid parochial school in Westbury, and Chaminade High School, a private Catholic boys’ school in Mineola. He has done B.A. from Marist College in 1971. Before enrolling for M.A. in broadcast journalism from Boston University he taught high school for two years. He also got M.P.A. from Harvard University.