Who is Ben Mankiewicz?
Ben Mankiewicz is a widely known television presenter, political analyst, and film critic from the United States. He hosts Turner Classic Movies and has appeared as an analyst on The Young Turks and What the Flick?!
Mankiewicz also often contributes as a political and media pundit to various programs, including The Michael Brooks Show in 2017 and the CBS Sunday Morning Show, where he anchors the Screen Time segment. He participated in the interviews for the 2019 documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien.
Ben Mankiewicz Height
Mankiewicz stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Ben is The Brother of NBC News Reporter Josh Mankiewicz
Ben was is the son of German-Jewish immigrants Frank Mankiewicz and Holly Mankiewicz (née Jolley). Frank served as Robert F. Kennedy’s press secretary and was the founding president of National Public Radio.
Ben also happens to be the brother of NBC News reporter Josh Mankiewicz and the cousin of screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz and filmmaker/television producer Nick Davis. He is also the grandson of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and the grand-nephew of screenwriter, producer, and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Ben Mankiewicz is a Native of Washington D.C
Ben is 56 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 25, 1967, in Washington, D.C., USA.
Ben Mankiewicz is a Well-Educated Man
Mankiewicz carried out his elementary and secondary education at Georgetown Day School and completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University.
He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1992 with a Master of Science degree with a concentration on broadcast journalism.
Ben Mankiewicz Wife
Ben is married to Michelle (Lee) Larkin Russo. The couple married in 2013 and they celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary in 2013. Ben and his wife have one child together.
Ben Mankiewicz Turner Classic Movies
Mankiewicz began his career as a reporter and an anchor for WCSC-TV (a CBS affiliate) in Charleston, South Carolina. He started working for WAMI in Miami, Florida, in 1998 and was the host of The Times, the station’s featured program and a daily news magazine show.
He has been hosting Turner Classic Movies since 2003. Ben debuted on TCM as the second host to be brought on board in the network’s history (the first was Robert Osborne).
From 2008 to 2009, he served as a co-host on the nationally syndicated television program At the Movies and co-hosted the online film review program What the Flick?! on The Young Turks Network.
He started the TCM-owned podcast “The Plot Thickens” in April 2020, in which he interviews famed director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, etc.), who details his life both in and out of the movie business.
Other people involved with the movie will be interviewed in upcoming podcasts, according to the timetable. Mankiewicz has made cameo cameos in the action thriller White House Down (2013) and the Lifetime television movie The Bling Ring (2011).
Ben Mankiewicz’s Salary and Net Worth
Mankiewicz earns an average salary of $98,738. His net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be roughly $1 million. Ben has worked in mainstream media for close to 25 years and he has since established a unique reputation.
Who is Ben Mankiewicz’s Ex-Wife?
Ben’s ex-wife is Contessa Lynn Kellogg. The now ex-couple married in 2005 and separated in 2010 for reasons unknown to us.