Ben Mankiewicz Biography
(Journalist, Film Critic)
Birthday: March 25, 1967 (Aries)
Born In: Washington, D.C., United States
Ben Mankiewicz is an American journalist, film critic, and television personality who is best known as a host on 'Turner Classic Movies'. A descendant of a prestigious Hollywood family, he started his career as a producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. He then went on to work as a reporter for WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina and also served as an anchor of 'The Times' on WAMI in Miami, Florida in 1998. He was named the 'Best TV News Anchor in South Florida' by the 'New Times' newspaper both in 1999 and 2000. However, he got his big break in 2003 when he was selected as the second host for 'Turner Classic Movies', along with the network's prime host Robert Osborne. His responsibilities include hosting screenings of classic films, interviewing Hollywood stars, and speaking on TCM cruises. He was a presenter on the television series 'At the Movies' from 2008 to 2009. He also acted as a co-host and commentator on the shows 'The Young Turks' and 'What the Flick?!' on the TYT Network.