One America News CEO Eagerly Courting Bill O’Reilly

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One America News has made no secret of its interest in hiring Bill O’Reilly ever since the host was fired by Fox News back in April.

The upstart conservative network, which reaches about 35 million homes, would get a tremendous boost if it could attract even a fraction of O’Reilly’s 4 million viewers.

In a tweet today, CEO Bob Herring hinted that a deal may be in the offing.

Reached by phone, Herring confirmed that he sent the tweet. He said it was prompted by a remote interview that O’Reilly gave to One America from his home, which aired on the network at 3 p.m. ET. One America plans to rebroadcast the interview several times.

“He said he’ll be on a lot more,” Herring said. “I would love to hire him, but I can’t tell you anything that’s going on yet.”

Charles Herring, the company’s president and Bob Herring’s son, has previously told Variety that the network has engaged in several conversations with O’Reilly and his agents.

Asked if he could compete with the salary O’Reilly was making at Fox — in the range of $18 million a year — Bob Herring suggested he might be willing to do a profit-sharing agreement.

“He was making quite a bit of money for Fox,” he said. “I might be willing to share some of that with him. Who knows.”

O’Reilly has also been appearing on Glenn Beck’s show on The Blaze, and on his own podcast, since his ouster.

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  1. Lon Spector says:

    Thank Christ that the reign of terror can be thwarted and Bill can take his rightful place in front
    of the cameras.

  2. Jim says:

    I didn’t even know I had this channel, it’s 347 on direct tv. My new news channel for a while, I hope they are truly conservative I won’t listen to the other channels garbage.other than hannity I watch nothing anymore.

  3. Charla Schmidt says:

    How do you get your program. I would love to watch

  4. Glen R. Rhodenizer says:

    Glen Rhodenizer
    Mr. O’Reily is a wonderful man with a sincere concern for what is right and for what is moral. My wife and I had always watched the Factor here in Nova Scotia and we both miss him very much. It is unbelievable as what Fox News did to Bill. I sure hope that he joins your news network.

  5. Maryann says:

    BILL ORILEY IS THE BEST…PLEASE GET HIM ON TELEVISION AGAIN…..MY HUSBAND AND I DO NOT WATCH FOX ANYMORE.
    IT’S NOT WHAT IT WAS…SINCE BILL IS NOT THERE…….

  6. heymister24 says:

    Get Sarah Palin, Oreilly, Hannity….

  7. Mara says:

    Problem is not enough cable companies carry OAN. Time to start calling your provider if they don’t carry OAN.

  8. cowgirldiva says:

    This is very good news..!

  9. Pam says:

    OAN would benefit greatly from Bill O’Reily. Be nice if they start broadcasting in high def. We’d tune in.

    • manthony says:

      Bill O’Reilly did an interview with OAN today. Whatfinger News has it on top on their homepage and the article where they are negotiating. Seems O’Reilly might have a show called ‘O’Reilly’s Way’ at 7 and get an ownership stake since OAN can’t afford what Fox paid him.

  10. Maria Schatz says:

    I would rather he sticks with his own website because I can’t get OANN.

  11. Doug uhren says:

    I will also watch the station

  12. P Bollinger says:

    not sure what One America News is…………..but they will immediately pick up another family if they sign O’Reilly !!!!!!!

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