Bill O’Reilly, Who Was Just Dropped by His Talent Agency, May Have a Way Back Onto TV

Oct 25, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Former Fox News fixture Bill O’Reilly has been dumped by his talent agency following the disclosure over the weekend of a $32 million payout settling a sexual harassment claim against him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Bill O’Reilly is no longer a client of the talent agency UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned,” the publication reports. “The agency on Monday evening informed the former Fox News host that it would no longer be representing him when his agreement with the company expires at the end of the year. O’Reilly has long been a client of N.S. Bienstock Agency, which was acquired by UTA in 2014.”

The report quotes O’Reilly rep Mark Fabiani saying in a statement: “Bill has already lined up new representation.”

“Fabiani would not reveal which agency has signed O’Reilly,” THR adds.

Meanwhile, new reports today suggest that O’Reilly may have his route back to TV mapped out. NBC News reports that O’Reilly “has been negotiating for a position with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest television-station owner, according to two sources familiar with the talks.”

The report adds: “Sinclair, known for its conservative commentary, is continuing with the talks despite the sexual harassment cases that cost O’Reilly his job at Fox this year, the sources said.”

NBC News notes that a spokeswoman for Sinclair denied that the company is in talks with O’Reilly.

Sinclair currently has 173 stations in its portfolio. It is in the process of completing an acquisition of Tribune Media, which will increase its total to 220 stations if the deal gets regulatory approval. Many of the Tribune Media stations are affiliated with Fox Broadcasting.


  1. Sinclair claims they aren’t talking to O’Reilly. So yeah, he’s probably en route.

  2. Adding O’Reilly will be a big mistake. The publicity he will bring to those stations will be all negative and their local competitors will take full advantage of the opportunity to recruit the female audiences in their communities.

  3. First, I believe that the New York Times and NBC are in collusion with the O’Reilly story given the tight relationship that Weinstein had with the network. Call me nuts, but this is my final answer. LOL.

    I also believe that if Bill O remains in the public eye, that there will be a third and final “blow” to whatever is left of his credibility. It is painfully obvious, to me at least, that he is either in denial (doubt it), or feels as though it is his God-given right to do whatever he wishes to others because of his so-called “power.”

    The women had to do what they felt was best to protect themselves both financially and career-wise, but I am hoping that one or more will be so over-come with guilt that they will rip up their non-disclosure agreements.

    Sorry Bill, you are full of it. One does not shell out $32.5 million to “protect their family” unless a serious CRIME was committed.

  4. Rip up the non-disclosure agreements and start talking and show the evidence.

  5. Weinstein and O’Reilly sound as though they need a serious, old-school ass whooping.

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