Bill O'Reilly to appear on CNN's Michael Smerconish.
Smerconish used to fill in for O'Reilly (years ago when Bill was doing talk radio) on 'The Radio Factor'
Trying to figure out Bill O’Reilly’s next TV home has turned into a cottage industry: Might the former linchpin of Fox News Channel’s primetime lineup move to Newsmax? A deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group? The conservative-leaning One America News Network?
The answer, as it turns out, is CNN – at least temporarily.
O’Reilly indicated during a streaming video-cast on his own BillOReilly.com Wednesday evening that he intends to visit the CNN weekend show hosted by Michael Smerconish.
A CNN spokeswoman who represents “Smerconish” did not immediately respond to a query seeking comment. The appearance would be what is believed to be O’Reilly’s first on CNN, with which he competed for years while anchoring Fox News’ 8 p.m. slot.
O’Reilly and Fox News Channel parted ways in April after advertisers defected from his long-running “O’Reilly Factor” in the wake of disclosures of financial settlements made to women after they levied charges of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior at O’Reilly.