The Bill O’Reilly situation finally hit its climax today.
If you hadn’t heard, the long-time Fox News anchor is out. This comes after multiple sexual harassment allegations, which Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch tried to resist but in the end…it just had to happen.
The big question now is: Who is going to be O’Reilly’s replacement?
It won’t be easy to fill his shoes, especially as his show has been gaining in popularity ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election last November.
And O’Reilly’s 21 years of experience certainly helped, too. But maybe it’s time to have a fresher face up there, which is why we’re not surprised to see younger names on the list of possible replacements.
“Fox News has reportedly decided to end its 21-year relationship with top-rated host Bill O’Reilly in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations and three names have emerged as likely replacements.
…those under consideration to replace O’Reilly include Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Tucker Carlson.
Bolling, currently a co-host of The Five, is a frequent guest host for The O’Reilly Factor. Perino, also on The Five, hosted The O’Reilly Factor on Tuesday night, while Carlson, the host of his own program on Fox at 9 p.m. Eastern, would be bumped back to 8 p.m., creating a new opening at the later slot.”
O’Reilly is currently on vacation in Italy and was expected to return to the air on April 24. But now Fox may not even let him back into his chair, which means they’ll need a replacement within the next week.
The popular host had signed a multi-year contract reportedly worth $20 million/year, which also means Fox will have to pay the remainder.
Unfortunately, there was just too much smoke to ignore. Five women – Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, Andrea Mackris, Rebecca Gomez Diamond, Laurie Dhue, and Juliet Huddy – have accused O’Reilly of sexual harassment.
And in this day and age, that’s just career suicide.
But which of the three candidates would you prefer?