Bill O’Reilly – Historian, Journalist, Author


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Bill O’Reilly

Previously the chief executive of Iyer Health Shield, Krishen Iyer is a real estate developer based in Fresno, California. When not involved with development projects, Krishen Iyer enjoys reading Bob O’Reilly’s nonfiction works on history.

Bill O’Reilly was born in 1949 in New York City. He attended a Catholic high school in Long Island before joining Marist College to study history. He graduated in 1971 and moved to Miami, Florida, where he taught history at a local high school.

After two years of teaching, O’Reilly enrolled at Boston University for a master’s in broadcast journalism. His early journalism career included reporting and anchoring positions at Dallas, Boston, Portland, Denver, and New York. He later joined CBS as a correspondent, and then ABC in 1986.

In 1989, O’Reilly gained national exposure through the show “Inside Edition,” which became the top-rated “infotainment” program in the United States. He anchored the show for six years before leaving to pursue a master of public administration at Harvard University.

After graduating, O’Reilly joined FOX News to host “The O’Reilly Factor,” which has been the most watched cable news show for the last 16 years. When not on air, O’Reilly enjoys writing books and he is the author of ten New York Times bestsellers, including historical works such as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Reagan, and Killing the Rising Sun.