The Hollywood Reporter:
Bill O'Reilly is down, but not likely out. The ratings king of cable news, dethroned by his sexual harassment scandal, still had a devoted nightly audience of nearly 4 million viewers when he signed off of his final Fox News telecast on April 11. That means he has options.
Terms of the former O'Reilly Factor host's exit agreement aren't yet known, but a non-compete clause will be among them. And a minimum six months is standard in news media — not that any of Fox News' direct competitors will likely touch the fiery conservative commentator. O'Reilly saw more than 50 advertisers flee after numerous settled cases of workplace harassment came to light, ultimately ushering in his exit after two decades on the network. No, experts suggest that future opportunities for O'Reilly will be found just outside the glow of traditional limelight: on the radio, with an over-the-top platform or in his lucrative and pre-existing publishing career.