NBC: Bill O’Reilly has reportedly been axed from Fox News.
O’Reilly will leave the network before he returns from vacation on April 24, according to New York Magazine, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussion.
The future of Fox’s ratings king had grown uncertain as reports swirled that the network was preparing to sever its relationship with him, but it appears that Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox News’ parent company 21st Century Fox, has greenlighted the axing of the network’s biggest star.
The news follows reporting by the New York Times that disclosed Bill O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox had settled multiple sexual harassment complaints against the network’s top anchor over the years for a total of $13 million.
Now what remains is managing how that departure will unfold.