Stakelbeck is a correspondent and terrorism analyst for CBN News. He covers the global war on terror, U.S. national security, the Middle East and the growth of radical Islam at home and abroad for the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He’s host of the weekly CBN program, “Stakelbeck on Terror” – the only show on American television devoted solely to the Islamic terrorist threat and the Middle East. He has interviewed numerous lawmakers and world leaders as well as Islamic terrorists.
Not one to shy from controversy, Stakelbeck recently was the target of protesters during a speech he gave at Portland State University on behalf of Christians Unite for Israel. On May 14, just after Stakelbeck was introduced to speak, a group of protesters with their mouths taped shut with bright colored tape walked in to stage a “silent protest” of his appearance.
The author of the 2011 book “The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat,” Stakelbeck has made hundreds of appearances as a commentator on leading national television and radio programs. His appearances include: “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” the Glenn Beck program, “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Fox and Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” CNN, BBC, Al Hurra and many others.
Stakelbeck also appears for a weekly segment on Michael Savage’s “The Savage Nation,” the third-highest-rated radio talk show in America.
Stakelbeck has worked as a senior writer and analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a counterterrorism think tank founded by terrorism expert Steven Emerson. His articles on Islamic extremism, global terrorism and national security have appeared in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Weekly Standard, Washington Times, New York Post, Jerusalem Post, and National Review Online, among other publications.