|Born||Benjamin Fredrick Mankiewicz
March 25, 1967
|Residence||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Alma mater||Tufts University
|Occupation||Analyst, critic, journalist|
|Spouse(s)||Contessa Kellogg (2005–2009)
Lee Russo (m. 2013)
|Relatives||Frank Mankiewicz (father)
Holly Jolley Reynolds (mother)
Josh Mankiewicz (brother)
Tom Mankiewicz (cousin)
Nick Davis (cousin)
Herman Mankiewicz (grandfather)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (great-nephew)
Benjamin Fredrick "Ben" Mankiewicz (born March 25, 1967) is an American radio and television personality. He is best known as a commentator on The Young Turks, a film and TV critic for the acerbic What the Flick?, and as host for Turner Classic Movies.
Mankiewicz was born in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Holly (née Jolley) and Frank Mankiewicz, the cousin of the screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz, grandson of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, and great-nephew of screenwriter, producer, and director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz. He is the brother of NBC News reporter Josh Mankiewicz. His cousin is filmmaker/television producer Nick Davis. His father was Jewish and his mother is a Mormon.
Mankiewicz began his career as a reporter and an anchor for WCSC-TV (a CBS affiliate) in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined WAMI in Miami, Florida in 1988, where he served as anchor of The Times, a daily news magazine show and the station’s highlight program.
He is a regular fill-in and co-host of the progressive YouTube talk show The Young Turks, along with Cenk Uygur, and hosts TYT Sports and What The Flick?!, two spinoff shows on The Young Turks Network. On weekends he presents classic movies on the American cable television channel, Turner Classic Movies. From 2004–07, he hosted TCM's Cartoon Alley, shown weekly on Saturday mornings and has acted as occasional fill-in host for TCM's full-time host, Robert Osborne.
In 2008, he and Ben Lyons replaced Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper on the syndicated TV program At the Movies. In August 2009, Lyons and Mankiewicz were replaced by Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and A.O. Scott from The New York Times.
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