Bob Beckel bio: Net worth, Where is he on the five, Personal life, Early life, Career

January 2, 2018Bob Beckel bio: Net worth, Where is he on the five, Personal life, Early life, Career

Robert Gilliland Beckel, a Political analyst with the Fox News Channel and the co-host of "The Five" was born on November 15, 1948, in New York City, New York, U.S. His cute smile and intellectual thoughts can amaze anyone and can make them admirer of him. Robert Gilliland has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million as of 2017.

Beckel’s Early life

Beckel has completed BA from Wagner College in Staten Island. While in college, he played soccer and operated for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968. From 1971 to 1972, Beckel assisted in the Philippines as a Peace Corps helper. He later became a graduate school professor of politics at George Washington University.

Beckel’s Career

In 1977, Beckel joined the U.S. Department of State as deputy assistant secretary of state for congressional relations. He became the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state. The following year he was selected as superior assistant to the president for legislative businesses, working on an authorization of Salt II and Mideast treaties.

Fox News

In 2011, Beckel joined Fox News as a co-host of “The Five” until June 2015, when Fox proclaimed that Beckel had left the show. Beckel, whose final presence on the show was in February 2015, had been inattentive while recovering from back surgery. On January 16, 2017, Beckel returned as The Five co-host. On May 19, 2017, Bob Beckel was again fired from The Five for ostensibly creating an "insensitive remark" to an Afro-American employee.

In early 2015, Beckel was inattentive from The Five for numerous weeks, which led to rumor that he had been fired, but Fox later proclaimed that his nonappearance was due to "health-related issues," and it was later exposed that he had major back surgery on March 26 at a New York–area hospital.

CNN and USA Today

In October 2015, Beckel was hired by CNN. He was offered to make commentary on the 2016 election. From 2005 until the end of 2015, Beckel was a journalist for USA Today, where he penned articles with a friend and political opposite Cal Thomas in the elegance of "point-counterpoint."

Beckel’s Personal life

Beckel was married to Leland Ingham in 1992. The couple had a son named as Alec Beckel (Born 1993) and they divorced in 2002. Beckel was a drug addict person. He has spoken flexibly about his past habits to use drugs and alcohol, acknowledging in July 2011 on the TV show The Five: "I'm a recovering addict and cocaine was my drug of choice."

He has written three books namely “I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction”, “Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America”, and “Common Ground CD: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America” respectively. 


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