• Madeline O'Reilly is the oldest child and only daughter of Bill O'Reilly, the famous political commentator and television host.
• She was born in 1998 and spent her childhood in New York with her younger brother, Spencer.
• Madeline was involved in the highly-publicized divorce of her parents, testifying against her father's actions towards her mother.
• Bill fought for the custody over Madeline and her brother, but the children were eventually given to Maureen.
• Bill O'Reilly is a successful television host, author, and political commentator and has an estimated net worth of $85 million.
Who is Madeline O’Reilly?
You have probably heard of Bill O’Reilly, the famous political commentator, and television host, but do you know that Madeline is his only daughter and oldest child?
Madeline O’Reilly was born in 1998 in New York, USA, she is the daughter of Bill and his now ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. For now, there is no information about Madeline’s career, and she remains known to the world only as the daughter of Bill O’Reilly.
Madeline O’Reilly Wiki: Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education
Madeline spent her childhood years in New York, with her younger brother, Spencer, who was born in 2003. Although her parents wanted her out of the public scene, she became involved in the media as her parents’ marriage began to dissolve, and Madeline was a part of the highly-publicized process, as one of the witnesses in court, having to testify against her father’s actions towards her mother. According to sources, Bill was accused of domestic violence several times, which eventually persuaded Maureen to divorce this famed television personality in 2011. The process was quite exhausting for Madeline as she had to speak about all the incidents she saw in her parents’ relationship, including how her father choked Maureen and dragged her down the stairs. Bill fought for the custody over Madeline and her younger brother, Spencer, but the children were eventually given to Maureen. When it comes to her education, Madeline hasn’t divulged yet which schools she attended, and if she’s entered any university so far. She has also remained quiet about her professional career, so at 20 years old, her net worth is estimated to be minimal.
Madeline O’Reilly Father, Bill O’Reilly
Now that we have covered all there is about Madeline, let’s share some information about Bill O’Reilly, from his childhood to career success and most recent problems, in both his personal and professional life.
Born William James O’Reilly Jr. on the 10th September 1949, in New York City USA, he is the son of William James Sr. and Winifred Angela. Of Irish ancestry, he went to St. Brigid parochial school in Westbury, and later Chaminade High School, a private Catholic high school in Mineola. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, and spent a year at Queen Mary College at the University of London before graduating with a degree in history in 1971, then continuing his education at the Boston University, from which he obtained a master of arts degree in broadcast journalism.
Career Beginnings and Success
Bill came a long way to obtain the fame he has today; during his years at Boston University, he interned for WBZ-TV and also wrote for a number of local newspapers.One of his earliest jobs was at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he was a reporter and news anchor. He subsequently moved from station to station, before he reached CBS News, where he was hired as a correspondent. He reported on the wars in El Salvador, among other events, before he left CBS News due to a dispute which included Bob Schieffer’s uncredited use of Bill’s own footage which he and his crew made in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War. He was then ABC News correspondent from 1986 to 1989, and joined the show “Inside Edition”, syndicated through Kink World. During his time on the show, he covered the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
It was in 1996 that Bill joined Fox News when it was just a startup, and helped build-up the station to where it is now; he started as the host of the “Bill O’Reilly Report”, later renamed to “Bill O’Reilly Factor”.
Sexual Harassment Lawsuits and Firing from Fox News
During his time on Fox, Bill became one of the most praised television hosts, however, it all came to an end in April 2017, when he was fired by Fox News due to sexual and verbal harassment lawsuits from female Fox News colleagues, including Rebecca Diamond, Laurie Dhue, while Wendy Walsh spoke about Bill’s indecent proposal that she and Bill go to a hotel room. After she declined the offer, Wendy was denied a job as a Fox News contributor. Bill eventually paid over $50 million in settlements to half a dozen women.
Following his firing from Fox News, Bill started his own news podcast, named “No Spin News”.
Bill O’Reilly Net Worth and Personal Life
From the launch of his career, Bill became one of the most successful television hosts, authors, and political commentators. In addition to his work on television he has also published several books, including the “The O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life” (2000), “The No Spin Zone” (2001), and “Culture Warrior” (2006), all of which reached No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list, among many others that achieved the same success. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bill O’Reilly is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bill O’Reilly’s net worth is as high as $85 million. Pretty impressive, do you agree?
Following his divorce from Maureen, Bill started a romantic relationship with Lynne Kulakowski, but no details are available.