Amid multiple sexual harassment accusations, the man who has been on top for so long, Bill O’Reilly has been fired.
According to a report coming out of the New York Rupert Murdoch decided to terminate FOX News’ most popular host due to these accusations.
The decision is set to be announced before O’Reilly returns from vacation next week.
Reportedly, Rupert’s two sons Lachlan and James pressured him into this.
Executives at Fox News are reportedly discussing the best way to sever ties with O’Reilly ahead of a 21st Century Fox board meeting on Thursday, during which O’Reilly is expected to be the primary talking point.
Fox News staffer reportedly felt that O’Reilly would be staying on last week, but Rupert is said to have had a change of heart after speaking with his two sons.
James had wanted O’Reilly out from the start while Lachlan was on the fence.
Lachlan then reportedly changed his mind on the matter when his wife convinced him that O’Reilly had to go.
Interestingly O’Reilly just recently signed a multiyear contract with the network worth over $20million a year.
Contenders for Bill’s spot are: Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, and Tucker Carlson.
Fox News currently has not responded to request for comments.