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Bob Beckel

AKA Robert Gilliland Beckel

Born: 15-Nov-1948
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pundit
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Fox News Analyst

Campaign manager for Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign; later a talking head on TV. Let go from Fox News Channel's The Five after a prolonged absence presumably caused by his back problems. He was re-hired in 2017, but terminated soon thereafter following racist remarks he made to a black coworker.

Father: Cambridge Graham Beckel, Jr.
Mother: Ellen Gilliland
Brother: Graham Beckel (actor, b. 22-Dec-1949)
Wife: Leland Ingham (m. 1992, div. 2002, one son, one daughter)
Son: Alec

    University: BS, Wagner College (1970)
    Professor: Politics, George Washington University

    USA Today Columnist (2005-15)
    Beckel Cowan Lobbyist
    Presidential Campaign Chairman for Walter Mondale (1984)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secretary for Congressional Relations (1977-78)
    Peace Corps Philippines (1971-72)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Cocaine

    Fox News Channel Commentator (2017)
    Fox News Channel Commentator (2006-15)
    CNN Commentator (2015-17)
    Crossfire Former Co-Host

Author of books:
Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America (2007, with Cal Thomas)
I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction (2015, memoir, with John David Mann)

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