Erick Stakelbeck is an American investigative reporter and analyst of conservative persuasion on terrorism and national security issues. A 2013 Jerusalem Post profile stated that “Within Evangelical Christian circles, Stakelbeck is considered by many to be the leading authority” on the issues of terrorism, radical Islam and the Middle East.
He is the host of the CBN News program, Stakelbeck on Terror since 2005. He appears frequently on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, al-Hurra, BBC, and the Savage Nation. He has written articles on issues of national security and Islamic extremism for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Weekly Standard, Washington Times, New York Post, New York Sun, Jerusalem Post, and National Review Online, and other publications. He is also a regular contributor to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV. He regularly addresses public forums and gatherings on issues involving terrorism, including events for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), ACT for America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF), the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the Values Voter Summit and the Faith and Freedom Coalition From 2003 to 2005 he worked as senior writer and analyst at The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a counter-terrorism think tank. Stakelbeck was formerly a regular contributor to both David Horowitz's Frontpage Magazine.com and Michelle Malkin’s HotAir.com, two leading conservative websites.
Stakelbeck is a graduate of Holy Family University in Philadelphia. Much of his expertise comes from his personal experiences and research.
His publications include: The Terrorist Next Door, 2011; The Brotherhood-America’s Next Great Enemy, 2013; Dateline Jerusalem-An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East, 2013; ISIS exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam, 2015; ISIS-Inside the Army of Terror, 2015. His blog, The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck, can be found on CBNNews.com.