Former Local Downs O’Reilly
The downfall of cable news kingpin Bill O’Reilly can be contributed to a former resident of Southeastern Connecticut. An East Lyme High School graduate broke the story of Fox News’ O’Reilly and the network settling numerous sexual harrassment complaints. Emily Steel writes for “The New York Times” covering media business. It’s not the first time Stone had written about O’Reilly. In 2015, she said O’Reilly threatened her if she wasn’t fair on a story she was working on pertaining to O’Reilly’s coverage of the Falklands War. Steel, a 2002 graduate of East Lyme High, grew up in Nebraska and moved to Connecticut when she was 12. She earned a degree from the University of North Carolina.