William Bennett Biography
A native of Brooklyn, New York City, William Bennett (born William John Bennett) is an American conservative politician and political commentator. In addition, he joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in 2017. Moreover, Bennett serves as Chairman of Conservative Leaders for Education. Additionally, he is a Senior Advisor to Isolation, an education technology company principally serving rural America. William has written and co-authored more than 25 books.
William Bennett Age|Birthday
Bennett was born on July 31, 1943. Therefore, he is 78 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 31st July every year.
William Bennett Height|Weight
Bennett’s height is 5 feet 7 inches (approximately 170 centimeters). However, William’s weight and other body measurements are currently under review.
William Bennett Family
Bennett was born in Brooklyn, New York City to his parents who are a well-oriented Catholic family. His mother’s name is Nancy (nee Walsh) whereas his father’s name is F. Robert. Moreover, his mother was a medical secretary, and his father was a banker. Additionally, he has one sibling, an older brother named Robert S. Bennett who is a Washington attorney.
Willian Bennett Wife
Bennett is married to his lovely wife Mary Elayne Glover. The couple got married in 1982. Moreover, his wife is the President and founder of Best Friends Foundation which is focused on promoting sexual abstinence among adolescents. In addition, they are proud parents to two sons namely John and Joseph. Furthermore, the couple resides in North Carolina and Chevy Chase, Maryland.
William Bennett Education
Bennett attended Gonzaga College High School after his family moved to Washington, D.C. In addition, he graduated from Williams College where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society in 1965. Moreover, Bennett received a Ph.D. in political philosophy in 1970 from the University of Texas at Austin. Furthermore, the journalist graduated in 1971 from Havard Law School with a J.D.
William Bennett Career
The journalist was an associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University from 1971 to 1972. Moreover, Bennett later became an assistant to John Silber, the president of the college from 1972 to 1976. Furthermore, the journalist became the director of the National Humanities Center, a private research facility in North Carolina in May 1979. This was after the death of its founder Charles Frankel.
Bennett was appointed to chair the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 1981 by president Reagan. He served at NEH until Reagan appointed him secretary of education in 1985.
Additionally, he published ‘To Reclaim a Legacy: A Report on the Humanities in Higher Education’ while at NEH.
Moreover, in 1986, he switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party. In September 1988, William resigned as secretary of education to join the Washington law firm of Tunnels, Duvall, Bennett, and Porter. Furthermore, Bennett returned to the federal government in March 1989. Here, he became the first Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy appointed by President George H. W. Bush. Moreover, the Senate confirmed him in a 97-2 vote. However, William left that position in December 1990.
Radio and television
The journalist began hosting a nationally syndicated radio program produced and distributed by Dallas, Texas-based Salem Communications ” Morning in America” in April 2004. Moreover, the Morning in America show aired live on weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. ET. It was one of the syndicated conservative talk shows in the morning drive time slot. In addition, the journalist retired from full-time radio on March 31, 2016.
Furthermore, the talented journalist became the host of a CNN weekly talk show, Beyond the Politics in 2008. However, the Beyond the Politics show did not have a long run but he remained a CNN contributor until e was fired in 2913 by then-new CNN president Jeff Zucker.
Moreover, the journalist has been moderating The Wise Guys, a Sunday night show on Fox News since January 2018. Additionally, he also carried on Fox Nation participants including Tyrus, Byron York, Ari Fleischer, as well as Victor Davis Hanson.
Author, speaker, and pundit
William is a former senior editor of National Review and writes for National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.
Furthermore, he is a member of the National Security Advisory Council of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Additionally, Bennett was co-director of Empower America and was a Distinguished Fellow in Cultural Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Moreover, the journalist is now an author and speaker in the United States Republican Party politics.
In addition, he was the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Moreover, Bennett was also a commentator for CNN until 2013.
Furthermore, William is an advisor to Project Lead The Way and Beanstalk Innovation. The journalist is on the advisory of Udacity, INC., Viridis Learning, inc., and Webtab, Inc.
Moreover, he launched a podcast, The Bill Bennett Show in 2017. Additionally, according to internal White House records from January 6, 2021, the journalist spoke on the phone with then-president Donald Trump just before Trump went to the “Save America” rally. This rally preceded the attack on the Capitol.
William Bennet’s Net Worth
Bennett’s net worth is $15 million.