Before he was off covering “war zones”, Bill O’Reilly was a local reporter at WNEP-TV, in Scranton, Pa. He did the weather sometimes, too, and was an all purpose consumer reporter. The photo above is from a local shopper newspaper around the time that O’Reilly was looking for jobs elsewhere that would help him move up the ladder of broadcast reporting. He then went to Dallas, Denver, Portland and Hartford, before landing a job at CBS News which, by all reports, he bombed out of very quickly. The rest is history.