Bill O'Reilly was born in Manhattan, New York on September 10, 1949. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Marist College, a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
He started his broadcasting career in Scranton, Pennsylvania before moving on to report and anchor in other places including Dallas, Boston and New York. He worked with CBS and ABC News and was the host of the first version of Inside Edition. He began to work for FOX News in 1996 and is currently the host of The O'Reilly Factor. He has won numerous journalism awards including 3 Emmys. He also writes a weekly column that appears in more than 300 newspapers.
He is the author of numerous non-fiction books including Pinheads and Patriots, Kids Are Americans Too, Killing Lincoln, Lincoln's Last Days, Keep It Pithy, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, The Last Days of Jesus, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West, Killing Patton, Hitler's Last Days, Killing Reagan, Old School, and Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War.
O'Reilly's books, The Day the President Was Shot: The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-Be Killer, Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan; Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan; and Old School: Life in the Sane Lane made the New York Times Bestseller list.