At the end of his interview, Beckel admitted he had just violated his legal agreement with Fox News, but said he didn`t care, saying he planned to « fix » his withdrawal contract. Watters refused to apologize for the outrage and insisted he not speak of insult. He said he only complimented his voice, which he confused with that of a Smooth Jazz Radio DJ. Beckel, after Fox News added « The Five » to its Primetime lineup just a few weeks ago, is part of efforts to reorient the most-watched part of its schedule after O`Reilly`s departure last month. Despite its name, the show employs more than five co-hosts who all shoot on different nights. In May 2017, Fox News reported that Beckel had been released after being accused of making a racist remark against another Fox News employee.  On February 19, 2018, he launched a podcast called « Beckel`s Bob Cast. » In 1992, Beckel married Leland Ingham.  They had two children and divorced in 2002.  Ingham, later known as Leland Keyser after her remarriage, was involved in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh when she was named by Christine Blasey Ford as a friend who was able to confirm Ford`s story, but did the opposite.  As a former member of the Carter administration, Beckel wrote in 2015 in his memoir « I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction » about his struggles with the bottle and cocaine.
« HR was informed of the incident on Tuesday night and conducted a thorough investigation within 48 hours of the case. We decided bob should be fired this morning. Beckel revealed the circumstances of his dismissal in KFTK-FM`s weekend report. Beckel`s admission was the first time he spoke publicly about his departure from Fox News. .