William James O’Reilly is an American journalist and former T.V. host. He hosted Inside Edition from 1989 to 1995 and later The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News until 2017. The show was the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years. He was fired from FOX in 2017 when it came to light that the network paid millions to women to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against him.