Bob Beckel Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Kids and Net Worth
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Who is Bob Beckel?
Robert Gilliland Beckel famously known as Bob Beckel was an American professional political analyst and pundit, and a former political operative. He was previously an analyst and commentator on Fox News. Bob had been a commentator on Fox News where he co-hosted The Five until he was released in 2015. This was after being absent for several months while recovering from back surgery. He became a commentator for CNN, following his departure from Fox News in 2015.
Beckel went back to Fox News on January 16, 2017, as a co-host of The Five. Fox News announced he was released again on May 19, 2017. This happened after he was accused of making a racist remark against another Fox News employee.
Bob Beckel career
Beckel joined the United States Department of State as deputy assistant secretary of state for congressional relations in 1977. He became the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state in the Carter administration. While in the position, he assisted to shepherd the Panama Canal Treaty via Congress to ratification. The next year, Bob was appointed special assistant to the president for legislative affairs, working on the ratification of Salt II and Mideast treaties.
Bob was the campaign manager for Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign. He became recognized as the man who effectively wrapped Wendy’s slogan ”Where’s the beef?” around Gary Hart, Mondale’s opponent for the Democratic nomination, during the campaign.
Beckel, in late 1984, formed the consulting firm Bob Beckel & Associates, or BBA, a lobbying firm that was succeeded in 1985 by Beckel-Cowan. Bob also managed the campaign of Alan Blinken, the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in Idaho in 2002, until he resigned following being targeted for extortion by a prostitute. He made a short appearance as himself on the Season 8 premiere of TV series 24 in 2010, in a mock debate with fellow Fox News Analyst Monica Crowley.
Bob joined Fox News as a co-host of The Five in 2011 and co-hosted some 708 episodes until June 2015, when Fox announced that he had left the program. His last appearance on the show was in February 2015, had been absent while recovering from back surgery. Beckel called for ”illegal shoot[ing]” Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks in 2011, on a Fox News panel. He returned to The Five as co-host on January 16, 2017, but was later fired again on May 19, 2017.
Bob was hired by CNN to offer commentary on the 2016 election in October 2015.
Bob was a columnist for USA Today from 2005 until the end of 2015. He wrote articles with friend and political opposite Cal Thomas in the style of ”point-counterpoint.”
Health and death
Beckel was a recovering alcoholic. He was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and admitted in July 2011 on The Five, claiming cocaine was his drug of choice. Bob nearly choked to death in October 2011, on a piece of shrimp at a Fox News reception, but was saved by the Fox News chief Roger Ailes and The Five co-host Eric Bolling. Beckel was out of hosting for many weeks after being out to recover from back surgery in 2015. He later died on February 21, 2022, aged 73.
How old is Bob Beckel?
Robert Gilliland Beckel died at the age of 73 on February 21, 2022. He was born on November 15, 1948, in New York City, U.S. Bob shares his birthday with famous people including Jeffree Star, Jenny Popach, Shailene Woodley, Jackson Passaglia, Ed Asner, Winston Duke, Sam Waterston, Jane Fonda, among others.
Bob Beckel Family
Who are Bob Beckel’s parents?
Robert Gilliland Beckel was born in New York City to his parents Cambridge Graham Beckel Jr. and Ellen Gilliland Beckel. His father is the author of Workshops for the World: The United Nations Family of Agencies. He was brought up in Lyme, Connecticut alongside his sibling.
Does Bob Beckel have siblings?
Bob was born to his parents in a family of two sons. He has one sibling, a younger brother, Graham Beckel, who is an actor.
Bob Beckel Education
Beckel attended Wagner College in Staten Island, where he graduated with a BA. As a student in college, he played football and worked in 1968, for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign.
Bob Beckel Interests
Beckel worked in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1971 to 1972, after college. Later he was a graduate school professor of politics at George Washington University. Bob published a memoir, I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction, co-written with John David Mann in late 2015. Cal Thomas later hosted a book-signing party celebrating the publication of Beckel’s book, which then aired in November 2015 on C-SPAN.
He was a democratic member and he got saved after being baptized as an Episcopalian. However, he identifies as an Evangelical who attends a Presbyterian church.
Bob Beckel Wife
Beckel married the love of his life, Leland Ingham in 1992. However, the couple later divorced in 2002, having two children together.
Later Ingham was recognized as Leland Keyser after remarriage, she became embroiled in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination when she was named by Christine Blasey Ford as a friend. She could collaborate on Ford’s story of Kavanaugh sexually assaulting Ford when they were in high school. However, Ingham testified in Kavanaugh’s favor.
Bob Beckel Kids
Beckel and his ex-wife Leland, have two children together from their time together in marriage from 1992 to 2002. Their children are daughter, McKenzie Beckel, and son, Alec Beckel, born in 1993.
Bob Beckel Height
The American political analyst and pundit and political operative, Beckel had a well-built and muscular body. He stood at an impressive height of 5 ft 1 in (1.54 m) and a moderate weight of 67 kg (147.71 lbs).
Bob Beckel Net Worth
Beckel was a political commentator, columnist, political advisor, and government official, active from 1977 to 2022. He has served in the government and has been a campaigner forming a consulting firm in 1994, and has worked for Fox News, CNN, and USA Today. Bob has gathered a great fortune throughout his life and died with an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2022.