After Beckel married Ingham, the couple had two children, Alex, born in 1993 and McKenzie, born in 1996. Alex went on to graduate high school in 2012 and attends Rollins College in Florida. McKenzie graduated from college in June 2014.
After Beckel's divorce, Beckel, a recovering alcoholic, hired a prostitute, who later extorted $50,000 from him. The press received word of the extortion and CNN, Beckel's employer at the time, suspended him from the network. Eventually he got his life together and went to work for the Fox News Network on the show "The Five." However, during the scandal involving the prostitute, Beckel was relieved of his position managing Alan Blinken's 2002 Senate campaign.
In 2007, Beckel found himself in the spotlight again when he was involved in an altercation with a man who tried taking off Beckel's bumper stickers because he took offense to their anti-George W. Bush messages. In 2011, Beckel almost choked to death on a piece of shrimp at a Fox News reception. Fox News chief Roger Ailes saved his life.
Fox News fired Beckel from "The Five" in June 2015 after the host made various controversial remarks regarding race, rape and other issues.Learn more about Art & Literature