Fox News has re-signed Bill O’Reilly to a multi-year deal, keeping “The O’Reilly Factor” host on the network he has been with since its 1996 launch. The show took its title when it moved to prime time in 1998.
Fox News said the show has drawn the largest audience on cable news for 125 straight months, passing “Larry King Live” in 2000.
O’Reilly stated his show “takes pride in holding people accountable and I especially look forward to the exciting news cycle ahead.”
Fox News relishes the publicity O’Reilly often stirs, saying he “continues to be one of the most controversial and frequently discussed television news commentators today.”
O’Reilly was the anchor of “Inside Edition” for six years before joining Fox. He has also authored a liberal number of books (including multiple bestsellers) and gone on tour with Glenn Beck, who has left Fox News, and is currently conducting one with Dennis Miller.
Fox News did not release terms of O’Reilly’s contract.