Bob Beckel | Biography

Posted On: 11 May, 2014

Bob Beckel | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 15, 1948
Age 72 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Television Personality, Pundit
Wife/Spouse Leland Beckel (ex-wife)
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes (2002)
Married Yes
Net Worth $10 million dollars
Height 5 feet 1 inch
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Alec Beckel

An analyst on Fox news channel, Robert Beckel was born on November 15, 1948. His co-host is "The Five." He is also a columnist for USA Today where he writes “point–counterpoint”–style articles. Beckel was born in New York City and raised in Lyme, Connecticut. He is also the brother of actor Graham Beckel.

Beckel completed his Bachelors in Arts from Wagner College. At college, he also worked for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968. He was also a former college football player.

He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1971 to 1972 in the Philippines. He joined the U.S. Department of State in 1977 and became the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state for the Carter administration.

Beckel also worked as a campaign manager for the Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign. He formed the consulting firm Bob Beckel & Associates in 1984. Beckel also managed Alan Blinken’s 2002 Senate campaign.

Beckel worked as a co-host of Crossfire Sunday on CNN alongside Tony Snow. He then went on to FOX News Channel as a political analyst and commentator and appeared on such shows including Hannity & Colmes (later Hannity), America's Newsroom, and Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He is also a graduate school professor of politics at the George Washington University.

Beckel has also faced various scandals because of his activities but, these do not include any jail controversies. In 2011, he implied on air that he had held back from criticizing his Fox News colleague Sarah Palin.

In December 2010, on Eric Bolling’s show Cashin’In, Beckel commented, “This guy’s a traitor, he’s treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States.

And I’m not for the death penalty, so there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch”. Again in April 2013, in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Beckel commented that visas should be denied to students who emigrate from Islamic Countries, Beckel later apologized for his statement.

Beckel is now 68 years old in her age. Beckel stands 5 feet and 1 inch tall. Although, this height is an average his height of success is great in the industry. He earns a handsome amount of salary and has a net worth of $10 million dollars.

Regarding her personal life, He is a recovering alcoholic. He has also stated himself that he has a drug (cocaine) and an alcohol addiction.

In October 2011, Beckel nearly choked to death on a piece of shrimp at a Fox News reception. He was saved by Fox News chief Roger Ailes and The Five co-host Eric Bolling.

Beckel was married to Leland Ingham in 1992. He and his wife Leland have two children. But, later they divorced in 2002.

In February 2013, Beckel said the statement that rapes on campus don’t happen and asserted that victims of date rape aren’t going to “take a gun out and shoot [their] date.”

Other information about him can also be found on various internet sites. His fans can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram as well as like his page on Facebook.

Had a great time @HuffPostLive this afternoon talking about my new memoir!

My daughter and I at parents weekend! #GOBUFFS

My daughter and I at parents weekend! #GOBUFFS

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