Bob Beckel :: Biography
A well-known American political pundit and a former political operative, Robert Gilliland Beckel professionally known as “Bon Beckel” was born on November 15, 1948 in New York City. Beckel is currently working as a co-host of the American talk show titled ‘The Five’. He is also working as a columnist for the national American daily newspaper ‘USA Today’. Beckel completed his graduation from attending ‘Wagner College’ based in Staten Island. While studying in college, he served for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. From the year 1971, he worked as Peace Corps volunteer in Phillippines. In the year 1977, he became associated with the ‘U.S. Department of State’. With joining the ‘U.S. Department of State he was also appointed as the youngest ‘Deputy Assistant Secretary of State’ for Carter Administration. Soon after a year, he was hired as Special Assistant to ‘President for Congressional Liasion’.
During the 1984 presidential campaign, he worked as the campaign manager for ‘Walter Mondale’. He successfully established himself as one of the effective personality during that presidential campaign. During the campaign, he became effective to wrapped the ‘Wendy’s Slogan’, Where’s the beef?. In the late period of 1984, Beckel formed consulting firm ‘Bob Beckel & Associates’ or BBA. In the year 1985, he was succeeded by Beckel-Cowan who was described as a ‘Pioneering grass roots’ by the Robert G. Kaiser in the “Washington Post”. The firm’s specialty was to build support for the policy ideas. In the year 2002, he managed the Senate Campaign of 2002 Democratic nominee ‘Alan Blinken’. Beckel also appeared on Season 8 premiere of the television series ‘24’. Currently, he is working as an analyst on ‘Fox News Channel’ where he work as a co-host of the show called ‘The Five’. Besides this, he also serves as a columnist for the national daily newspaper ‘USA Today’.
Moving towards his personal life, this renowned political personality is a married man. He got married to Leland Ingham in 1992. From his marital relationship with his wife, he is blessed with two children. After living blissful life with each other for ten years, they decided to separate. In the year 2002, he gave divorce to his wife, Leland. Beckel was addicted to alcohol and drugs in his past days. He has admitted that he is a recovering alcoholic on the television program ‘The Five’. He fell in the news of controversy many times in his life. In December 2010, he fell into the controversy with making unnecessary comment on the Eric Bolling’s show titled ‘Cashin’ In’. Likewise, in 2010 he became the part of controversy when he offended some Jews who participated in Mitt Romney fundraiser. In 2013 his statement made against the campus and the students who emigrated from the Islamic countries made him the part of controversy. His recent controversial news with the statement made on the threat U.S. on the television program ‘The Five’.
A renowned political personality, Bob has a great personality. He is blessed with dashing and charming personality. Beckel speaks with no fear whenever he made presence in any television program or other media appearances. He doesn’t hesitate to keep his opinion. Through this open spoken attitude, he has become the victim of criticism many times in his career. The well-known political personality has a great sense of humor. He stands with the height of 5 feet 10 inches and carries weight of 95 kg. Even at the age of 65, he is still actively dedicating his time towards his work.
Bob has achieved a huge recognition from being a political commentator. At the start of 2014, he has earned an estimated net worth amount of $10 million dollars. His employers might be paying handsome amount of salary which he has not exposed yet in the public. More about him can be extracted from the wiki and other internet sites. His brief bio is also available on IMDb. He is also active on the social networking sites like twitter and Facebook.