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Sinclair CEO on Hiring Bill O’Reilly: No Thanks

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s chief executive on Wednesday ended speculation that the right-leaning media company has any plans to hire ex-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “We get approached all the time by a lot of people,” CEO Chris Ripley said. “He did approach us... We do not have any interest in hiring him.” O’Reilly was ousted from Fox earlier this year over a spate of sexual-harassment allegations and settlements in his past. Rumors had subsequently emerged that he sought to return to media via Sinclair, a broadcasting giant now infamous for its injection of an openly conservative, pro-Trump slant in its local news reporting.