NY Mag: Tonight Might Have Been Bill O’Reilly’s Last Show; Fox News Denies

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Was tonight Bill O’Reilly‘s last show?

That’s a possibility according to New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman — whose previous reporting on the network has been mostly accurate, including much of his reporting leading up to the departure of former Fox News head Roger Ailes.

In a report for the magazine’s website Tuesday night, Sherman cited four unnamed sources at the network as saying “there’s talk that tonight’s show could be his last.”

O’Reilly announced during the broadcast that he was taking a vacation. But Sherman cites two “highly-placed” sources as saying 21st Century FOX CEO James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, wants O’Reilly out.

The highly-rated host has been under fire over the past few weeks amid reports of paid settlements to multiple women who accused the top-rated host of sexual harassment.

A Fox News spokesperson refuted Sherman’s report, telling Mediaite that O’Reilly’s vacation was preplanned and that the embattled host will return on April 24.

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