Early Life and Education:
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.
On November 2, 1996, O'Reilly married Maureen McPhilmy, a public relations executive. Maureen is 17 years younger than Bill. They met in 1992, and their wedding took place in St. Brigid Parish of Westbury. The couple has a daughter, Madeline (born in 1998), and a son, Spencer (born in 2003). However, on September 1, 2011 the couple got divorced due to their bad chemistry and understandability. Apparently Bill had doubts that his wife was involved with another man. They fought for the custody of their children which now resides with Bill.
O'Reilly's television news career began at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Currently Bill O'Reilly is popular as the host of the cable news program The O'Reilly Factor, which began airing on FOX News in 2001. He has worked as an anchor and news reporter for various news channels in his career, and he has also earned many awards to prove his talent and success.
Besides being an anchor and host he is also an author. He has written a number of books on different subjects.
Bill O'Reilly also got the chance to interview the president, Barack Obama for a good 10 minutes. He labeled this interview as the toughest interview of his life. After the interview Bill acknowledged that the president has the best of intentions for the country.
Talking about his political personality Bill O'Reilly is an old gentleman with independent thinking. Although he says that he is an independent thinker people have perception about him being conservative. He speaks freely for the interests of Blacks and average Americans.
O’Reilly was accused of physically assaulting his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy and also he was sued by a former producer for The O'Reilly Factor for sexual harassment which he settled out of court by paying millions of dollars claiming that it was for the best interest of his family, but he has denied both accuses.
Bill O'Reilly is one of the richest TV personalities with the net worth of $85 million and his annual salary is $18 million according to online data.
Bill O'Reilly is active on social media sites and can be followed on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Detailed information about his personal and professional life is available on the internet.