Fox News’ Bob Beckel Dies: The Year Cohost Died At 73 – Read Obituary

Bob Beckela former political agent –Fox News personality, passed away at the age of 73. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Beckel joined the US State Department in 1977, becoming the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state in the Jimmy Carter administration. Then, in 1984, he served as campaign manager for hopeful president Walter Mondale (who was defeated by incumbent Republican president Ronald Reagan).

In 2002, Beckel was selected as campaign manager for Alan Blinken of the Idaho Senate, but was forced to resign when he was targeted by a prostitute for blackmail. That same year, he appeared in the Season 8 premiere of Fox’s . 24where he appeared in a mock debate opposite Fox News analyst Monica Crawley.

In 2011, Beckel debuted as one of Fox News’ original co-hosts. Five. He was first released in 2015 after entering rehab for substance abuse. At that time, EVP of programmer Bill Shine release a statement on behalf of the network, wrote: “We’ve been trying to work with Bob for months, but we just can’t keep Five hostage to one’s personal affairs. Beckel will continue to document his years-long battle in his 2015 memoir, “I Should Die: My Survival Politics, Television, and Addiction.”

Later that year, Beckel was hired as CNN’s political commentator, playing a key role during the 2016 election. He left the network less than two years later to return. Fivebut already fired again just five months after he allegedly made a rude remark to a Black employee.

FiveDana Perino was one of the first to pay tribute to Beckel on Tuesday, tweet a photo of two of them along with the caption, “RIP Bob Beckel. I have no memories of our friendship”.

He is survived by his two children.

https://tvline.com/2022/02/22/bob-beckel-dead-fox-news-the-five-host-dies-obituary/ Fox News’ Bob Beckel Dies: The Year Cohost Died At 73 – Read Obituary

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