Last updated on: 1/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bill O'Reilly, MA Biography

Title:
Host of The O'Reilly Factor
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[I] believe Montel Williams when he says, ‘Look, medical marijuana helps me, helps me cope with this disease, cope with my suffering. There’s no reason why I should be denied it.’ And I agree with Montel Williams that if this is the case, if a doctor -- a doctor -- says that he needs it for his MS, he should have it.”

The O’Reilly Factor, July 7, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Anchor and Host, The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News Channel, 1996-present
  • Anchor, Inside Edition (syndicated), 1989-1995
  • Correspondent, The World News Tonight, ABC News, 1986-1989
  • Education:
  • MA, Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1996
  • MA, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University
  • BA, History, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Other:
  • Received an Emmy Award for his report on sky-jacking at KMGH-TV in Denver
  • In 1980, he anchored his own program on WCBS-TV in New York and received an Emmy Award during his tenure there