CEO Chris Ripley said the company is not interested in hiring the former Fox News host.
On a company earnings call Wednesday morning, Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley threw water on one of the hottest rumors in media industry gossip circles: that the right-leaning broadcaster wants to scoop up free agent Bill O'Reilly.
"We get approached by people all the time, which is probably where these reports were coming from," Ripley told analysts. "He did approach us. We do not have any interest in hiring him."
A spokesperson for Sinclair confirmed Ripley's comments, saying, "Our CEO stated definitively that we have no interest in hiring Mr. O’Reilly on our earnings call this morning."