Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly could soon be back on television, at the same time, just a different channel.
People with knowledge of the matter told Page Six that O'Reilly is in talks with Newsmax TV to host a show in his old time slot, 8 p.m. O'Reilly left Fox News last year after several women accused him of sexual harassment and The New York Times reported he paid tens of millions of dollars to settle harassment claims. He wouldn't be the only former Fox News personality to jump over to Newsmax — Page Six reports the channel has also approached Greta Van Susteren and Eric Bolling, as well as former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who would be part of a "politically-focused panel show" at a "later slot allowing the show to be looser."
No deals have been signed yet. Fox News' former executive vice president of news, Michael Clemente, became CEO of Newsmax Broadcasting in April, and Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a friend of President Trump's, has said he wants his channel to be a "kindler, gentler" version of Fox News. Catherine Garcia