Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for months has been rumored as a possible hire by Sinclair Broadcasting, the right-wing media company that has forced local TV news stations to run pro-Trump content during their broadcasts.
However, it seems that O’Reilly won’t be bringing his talents to Sinclair anytime soon.
Leon Lazaroff, a reporter on the media industry for The Street, writes that O’Reilly reached out to Sinclair about potentially getting a job earlier this year. However, Sinclair CEO Jeff Ripley said that the company wanted nothing to do with him.
“He did approach us, but we do not have any interest in hiring him,” Ripley said, according to Lazaroff.
Bill O'Reilly did contact Sinclair Broadcast but CEO Chris Ripley said: "He did approach us, but we do not have any interest in hiring him."
— Leon Lazaroff (@LeonLazaroff) November 1, 2017
O’Reilly was fired by Fox this past April after a bombshell report revealed O’Reilly and Fox had in total paid out $13 million to five women who had accused him of harassment.