Bio: Joe Watkins

Bio: Joe Watkins

Published October 6, 2010

Joe Watkins is a former U.S. Senate staffer and also a former White
House aide to President George H. W. Bush (41). A former co-host of
CNN's “Crossfire,” he is currently a political commentator and MSNBC
political analyst.

Watkins is a former managing director and equity partner in a BE 100
asset management firm. He is currently the chairman of Students First
(, a school choice organization.

Watkins won a scholarship to Middlesex School and the University of
Pennsylvania where he played basketball, ran track and was also a
Dean's List student. He received his master's degree from Princeton
Theological Seminary.

Watkins and his wife have three children, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.

He has served the people of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in
North Philadelphia as pastor since 1998.

Written by BET-Staff


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