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Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel was a well-known American celebrity. Bob Beckel is noted for his multi-talented roles as a political analyst, commentator, and former political operative. He previously served as an analyst and commentator for Fox News Channel.

Despite this, he co-hosted the series THe Five until he was fired from the channel in 2015 after being absent for several months while recovering from back surgery.

Bob began his new work with CNN after being released from Fox News Channel.

He returned to Fox News in January 2017 as a co-host of The Five.

However, in May 2017, the station stated that Beckel will be fired after he was accused of making racist remarks toward one of Fox News’ staffers.

Early life and Childhood

Bob Beckel, the online sensation and hard worker, was born on November 15, 1948, in New York.

His kind and compassionate parents, Cambridge Graham Beckel Jr. (father) and Ellen Gilliland Beckel (mother), raised him in Lyme, Connecticut.

Cambridge Graham Beckel Jr., his father, is the author of the best-selling book Workshops for the World: The United Nations Family of Agencies.

Beckel was not the only child raised by his parents; he also grew up with his older brother, actor Graham Beckel.

Education Details

Bob Beckel attended Wagner College on Staten Island and graduated with a B.A.

He used to play football in college and worked for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968.

Beckel also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines from 1971 to 1972, after which he earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from George Washington University.

Professional Career

Bob Beckel was a multi-talented individual who worked in a variety of fields, including government, politics, Fox News, CNN, and USA Today.

He first entered government service in 1977, when he was designated as deputy assistant secretary of state for congressional relations.

With this position, he became one of the youngest people in the same position.

Bob Beckel
Bob Beckel in a show. Source: jacksonville

The next year, he became the president’s special assistant for legislative affairs, after which he worked as the campaign manager for Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign.

During his campaigning, he rose to prominence as the man who effectively wrapped the slogan “Where’s the beef?” around Gary Hart.

Beckel made a brief appearance with fellow Fox News analyst Monica Crowley on season 8 of the TV show 24 in 2010. Beckel switched to Fox News in 2011 and became the co-host of The Five.

Until his departure in June 2015, he co-hosted 708 episodes of the show.

Beckel, who last appeared on the show in February 2015, was absent because he was resting at home from back surgery.

Beckel worked as a columnist for the channel USA Today from 2005 till the end of 2015.

He collaborated on a number of papers with one of his friends and political adversary, Cal Thomas.

Later that month, in October 2015, Beckel was employed by another news organization called CNN.

He was approached about doing election commentary in 2016.

Net worth and Salary

Before his death, Bob had a long and successful career in a variety of industries, including the government sector, the political sector, Fox News Channel, CNN, and USA Today.

Bob Beckel’s net worth was estimated to be close to $10 million by Celebrity Net Worth.

More Facts about Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel Biography
Real Name Robert Gilliland Beckel
Birth Date 15 November 1948
Died Date 21 February 2022
Aged 73 Years
Birth Place New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Political Analyst
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio
Physical Statistics
Height in feet inches – 5’ 0” – in Centimeters – 153 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 67 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average
Father Cambridge Graham Beckel Jr.
Mother Ellen Gilliland Beckel
Brother Graham Beckel
College Wagner College
Relationship Status
Marital Status Divorced
Who is his wife? Leland Ingham Keyser (m. 1992–2002)
Children Two (McKenzie & Alec Beckel)

Relationship Status

Bob Beckel, an American political analyst, was married.

He was married to Leland Keysar, one of the Brett Kavanaugh case’s testimony witnesses.

The pair married in 1992, yet their marriage might survive for more than a decade.

Before their divorce was finalized in 2002, the couple had two children.

Following that, Beckel developed an alcoholic addiction.

He previously discussed the subject in July 2011 on Fox News’s The Five, admitting that he was an alcoholic who was trying to rehabilitate from his cocaine addiction.

On Monday, February 22, 2022, one of his friends and colleagues, Sean Hannity, revealed his death on social media.

He repeated the news while noting, “We already miss him.” The revelation was later corroborated by columnist Cal Thomas, with whom he worked at USA Today and who assisted him in resuming his normal routine life with work in hand.

Body Measurements

Bob Beckel’s Weight in Kilograms is 67 kg and in Pounds 154 lbs.

He stands at the  Height in Feet in Inches 5′ 0″ and in Centimeters is 153 cm. He wears 9 shoe sizes (U.S.).

He has Light brown hair color and blue eye color with an average Body Type.

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  • Bob was an American personality who was famously known for his multi-talented professions including political analyst, pundit, and former political operative.
  • Previously, he has worked with Fox News Channel while being an analyst and commentator.
  • In 2011, Beckel turned to Fox News and joined the channel as the co-host of The Five.
  • From 2005 until the end of 2015, Beckel served as the columnist for the channel USA Today.
  • Beckel was offered the commentary job on the 2016 elections.
  • He was married to Leland Keysar who was one of the testimonial witnesses for the Brett Kavanaugh case.
  • Beckel’s estimated net worth was nearly $10 million.