Eric Bolling Biography
Eric Bolling (Eric Thomas Bolling) is an American television personality, author, financial and conservative political commentator born on 2nd March 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is the host of AMericA, a political talk show, on CRTV. He is a former co-host of Fox News Specialists on Fox.
Eric Bolling Age
Eric was born on 2nd March 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (55 years as of 2018)
Eric Bolling Net Worth
Eric has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Eric Bolling Height/ How tall is Eric Bolling
Eric Bolling stands at 6ft 1nche (1.85m)
Eric Bolling College
Bolling attended Queen of All Saints Basilica school and later joined Loyola Academy for his high school. He graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a BA degree in economics in 1984.
Eric Bolling Wife
Eric married Adrienne Bollin on 4th October 1997. They first met through a Eric’s friend known as Gretchen Carlson. In 1998 the couple welcomed their son Eric Chase Bolling.
Eric Bolling Son
On 8th September 2017 Bolling’s son, Eric Chase Bolling who was 19 years , died of mixed drug intoxication. At the time of his death he was studying economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Bolling took to twitter to inform the public of the death of his only son.
Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) September 9, 2017
The Blast obtained police documents Eric’s death was ruled as an accidental “mixed drug intoxication” after authorities discovered cocaine, marijuana, Xanax,and opioid drugs in his system.
Eric had met up with a male acquaintance on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 to buy drugs in Denver according to a supplemental case report filed by an officer of the Boulder Police Department.
The acquaintance told the police that on 6th September Eric purchased five pills of Percocet for $35 each and swallowed half a pill. The acquaintance and Eric partied that night and he revealed that Eric smoked Percocet twice by crushing up the pill and heating it up in tinfoil.
On 7th September Eric and the acquaintance again drove to Denver to buy drugs where Eric purchased five more pills of Percocet for $35 each.
A female acquaintance then visited Eric who told the police that Eric snorted cocaine before he went to bed. She said she left Erick’s at around 7:30 a.m. to go to class and Eric was asleep at the time but it wasn’t unusual as Eric was always a “very deep sleeper”. She didn’t hear from Eric the whole day which made her concerned and when she went to check opn him that evening she found his body which prompted her to call 911.
Eric Bolling Career
Eric Bolling was a commodities trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange. He specialized in trading natural gas, crude oil, gold, and other commodities.
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After serving five years on the board of directors at the NYMEX (now CME Group), Bolling became a strategic adviser to the exchange’s board of directors. He was included in Trader Monthly’s Top 100 in 2005 and 2006. Bolling was the recipient of the Maybach Man of the Year Award at the Trader Monthly Awards, January 17, 2007.
Eric Bolling was involved in developing CNBC’s Fast Money. Bolling left CNBC in August 2007 and moved to the new Fox Business Network as one of the network’s financial analysts. He hosted the business show Happy Hour, which ran opposite Fast Money in the 5 p.m. time slot.
Eric Bolling Fox
In August 2007 Eric joined Fox News Channel as a financial analysts on Fox Business Network . He also hosted ‘Happy Hour’, a business show which run in the 5 p.m. time slot.
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He criticized the then President Barack Obama in June 2011, on the show, on his decision to met Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s president, in the White House. He said “Guess who’s coming to dinner? A dictator.” He also went on to criticize Obama for allowing rapper Common to appear in the White House a few weeks before, exclaiming “it’s not the first time he’s had a hoodlum in the hizzouse.”
Media Matters, a progressive group, criticized him for his remarks saying “Calling the president of Gabon and Common ‘hoods in the hizzy’ is not colorful commentary, it is overt racism.”
Bolling took to Twitter to defend himself claiming that he was being criticized because he worked for Fox News. He later apologized on air saying, “On Friday, we did a story about the president meeting with the president of Gabon. We got a little fast and loose with the language, and we know it’s been interpreted as being disrespectful, and for that, I’m sorry.”
Eric Bolling The Five
Eric Bolling served as a co-host of ‘The Five’ on Fox News Channel alongside Bob Beckel. They shared a round table discussion of the top political and cultural stories of the day. They were known to take strong opposing positions on issues which lead to heated exchanges.
In September 2014 he caused controversy while talking about the first woman fighter pilot from UAE leading the bombing of the Islamic state, when he asked if it would be appropriate to say ‘b**bs on the ground’ instead of ‘boots on the ground’. He apologized the following day citing a look his wife gave him after he arrived home.
Eric Bolling Fox News Specialist
On 19th April 2017 Fox announced new program lineup due to Bill O’Reilly’s exit, ‘The Five’ moved to 9 p.m. time slot and ‘Fox News Specialists’ was created to to replace The Five in the 5 p.m. time slot. The show premiered on 1st May 2017 with Eric Bolling as a co-host alongside Katherine Timpf and Eboni Williams.
On 5th August 2017 Eric was suspended from Fox News channel following his sexual harassment allegations. In September 2017 the network cut loose ties with Eric and cancelled his daily program “Fox News Specialists.”
In a statement a Fox News spokesperson said, “Fox News Channel is canceling the ‘Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably. We thank Eric for his 10 years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”
Eric Bolling AMericA/ Eric Bolling CRTV
In June 2018 CRTV gave the audience a first glimpse at the set of Bolling new show “AMericA”
AMericA🇺🇸 a political talk show taped live from an actual working Capitol Hill Hotel Lobby Bar w/ host Eric Bolling that gives viewers outside the Beltway a better understanding of what’s REALLY going on inside the DC Swamp and its impact close to homehttps://t.co/GUpW1E3tCu
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) June 26, 2018
Gaston Mooney, CRTV president, in a statement said “Eric is not only one of the most talented conservative media figures, but one of the most authentic individuals I have met. CRTV is excited to have him as a host in our fast-growing network. CRTV is a fantastic fit for Eric’s style and high energy.”
Eric Bolling said “I’ve been developing this show in my mind for 10 years, we open with a high level political interview from my years on air, then a media guest interview, and finally taking the show into the crowd of a working bar. There’s never been a show like this before.”
Eric Bolling Books
- Wake Up America
- The Swamp
Eric Bolling Sexual Allegation
On 4th August 2017 HuffPost reported that Eric Bolling was sending lewd photos to former and current female colleagues at the Fox network. He was also accessed of making “wildly inappropriate” comments to female employees.
Eric’s lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, responded saying that “no such unsolicited communications occurred” and that Bolling “will vigorously pursue his legal remedies” in response to the accusations.
Eric filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in New York on 9th August 2017 against Yashar Ali, the freelancer writer who broke the story. Ali reacting to the case said he would protect his source and that he stands by the accuracy of his story.
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Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling Meets With Trump Over Opioid Epidemic
The host says that Trump has been a regular caller and well-wisher since his son died Sept. 8, the same day that his separation from Fox News was announced.
On Tuesday afternoon, former Fox News host Eric Bolling met in the White House with President Trump to discuss the opioid epidemic, an issue that has taken on a personal resonance for him since the death of his only son from an accidental overdose in early September.
Bolling tells The Hollywood Reporter that he had a lengthy conversation with the president about the issue, which he said he’s discussed on phone calls and “several” previous visits with Trump in the White House. He also met with counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who has been tapped to lead the White House’s response to the epidemic.
“Eric has committed to help the president and his administration as we endeavor to bend the curve and destroy this ‘crisis next door,'” Conway said in part in a statement to THR. She said that Bolling’s “ability to connect and communicate with people on a range of issues is well-known.”
Bolling says he was “very happy to hear” that Trump is focused on the issue, which he says the White House is “stepping up” efforts to combat, including a new initiative involving the U.S. surgeon general that’s slated to be announced in the coming days. He says he’s convinced that Trump is well-informed on the supply side of the opioid issue. (The administration has gotten some flak for not taking more tangible steps to address the problem.)
“I have offered him 100 percent of my availability, whatever he needs me to do,” Bolling said last week. After his Tuesday meeting, Bolling said, “They’re going to be using me to help develop some of these awareness initiatives.”
Bolling says that Trump has called him “more times than you can count on one hand” and has shown him “compassion and empathy” since the death of his son, 19-year-old Eric Chase, from an overdose stemming from his ingestion of a pill laced with fentanyl. “He’s been amazing,” he says of Trump.
Bolling says the president called him on Thanksgiving, right as he and his wife were about to sit down to dinner with an empty chair that would have been for their son. “The timing was poetic,” he says.