Eric Boiling

Originally from the United States, Eric Thomas Bolling is a political commentator, author, and financial analyst. He has been a financial pundit on television for various networks, but Fox News was his most notable stop. He previously presented Cashin' In on Fox Business Channel and The Five on Fox News Channel before joining Fox News Specialists as a co-host in May 2017. Wake Up America (2016) and The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It are two books authored by Bolling, a vocal Trump supporter (2017).

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An inquiry by Fox News into allegations that Bolling had sent inappropriate images and text messages to three female employees resulted in his dismissal in September 2017, according to a story in the HuffPost. Bolling disputed the charges without hesitation. As part of Sinclair Broadcast Group's Sunday morning talk show roster, he presented the shows America on TheBlaze and America This Week, both of which were produced and aired on their stations.

At Queen of All Saints Basilica School in Chicago, where he began his formal education, Bolling grew up to be a Chicagoan. He received a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1984 from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. While at Rollins, Bolling played baseball and was drafted in the first round of the 1984 Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, due to a rotator cuff injury, his career in baseball was cut short.

Personal Life

Eric Chase Bolling, the only child of South Carolina resident Bolling and Adrienne, tragically died on September 8th, 2017, from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 19. He adhered to the teachings of the Catholic Church.


In March 2008, financial analyst Eric Bolling began working for Fox Business as a full-time employee. He joined Cody Willard and Rebecca Diamond as co-hosts of Happy Hour, a 5 p.m. market commentary show. Cheryl Casone stepped down as presenter of Cashin' In when Eric Bolling presented Follow the Money on Fox Business Channel. Saturdays were the only days the program was offered. On the Fox News Channel, Bolling also co-hosted The Five.

According to Bolling, President Obama made a mistake by inviting Gabon's President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, to the White House for a meeting in June 2011. Bolling remarked, "You know who's coming to supper. A state of absolute dominance." He also referred to Common's White House performance a few weeks previously, saying, "This isn't [the president's] first time having an unsavory figure in [his] hizzouse." An organization called Media Matters criticized Bolling for dubbing Gabonese President Ali Bongo and his constituents "Common 'hoods in the hizzy," and Bolling eventually apologized for his actions. He stated, "Because we were speaking too quickly and loosely, we've come to believe that our language has been misinterpreted as harsh. Please accept my heartfelt apologies." Additionally, Media Matters criticized Bolling for his on-air promotion of conspiracy theories about Barack Obama's citizenship ("birtherism") and the murder of Seth Rich, and for his claims in 2011.

During his time at Fox News, Bolling participated as a guest host on numerous opinion shows, including The O'Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends. Following the departure of Bill O'Reilly, Fox announced in April 2017 that The Five would relocate to the 9 p.m. time slot as part of the network's prime-time lineup changes. Fox News Specialists was conceived as a replacement for The Five at 5 p.m., with Bolling serving as a co-host. It was supposed to debut on May 1st, 2017, but Bolling abruptly quit the network and the show was canceled.

Support for Donald Trump as well as political commentary

"I believe this is what my personal brand is all about," said Bolling, who is described as "very right-wing, hard-core conservative."

Trump supporter Bolling has been an outspoken Trump supporter since the beginning of Trump's presidential campaign in 2015, actively supporting him. Trump and Bolling met on the set of The Apprentice approximately ten years prior to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Having met through Mark Burnett, they formed a close friendship introduction. Trump considered Bolling for a job at the Department of Commerce in November and December of 2016, after Trump's election but before his inauguration. On his first day on the job, Bolling boasted about his "close relationship with the incoming administration." In the media, Trump's administration was widely regarded as a success because of Bolling's promotion to host his Fox News show, which began airing in May 2017. More than six interviews with Trump were conducted by Bolling during his presidency.

Consideration of a run for the House of Representatives

After his contract with Fox ended in June 2017, Bolling publicly expressed interest in running for the United States Senate as a Republican; Bolling felt certain Republicans were not sufficiently right-wing. If Bolling ran in 2022, he might face off against either Representative Tom Rice (who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the 2021 attack on the United States Capitol) or Representative Nancy Mace.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 02-03-1963
Wife: Adrienne Bolling
Children: Eric Chase
Net Worth: $15 million
Salary: Annual $10 million
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Alma Mater: Rollins College, Duke University
Nationality: American
Profession: News anchor and television personality
Marriage Date: 04-10-1997
T.V. Show(s): Fox Business Happy Hour, The Five, The Cost Of Freedom
Birth Sign: Aries
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Ethnicity: White
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 2 Mar, 1963
Age: 57 yrs
Occupations: Presenter
Television presenter
Baseball player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Chicago
Education: Duke University
Rollins College
Gender: Male
Description: American television personality
Twitter Id: Ericbolling
Net Worth 2021: 25 million
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Last Modified: Feb 26 2023
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