According to a Media Mob source, Mr. Beck learned of the good news yesterday evening.
At the time, Mr. Beck was at his Headline News studio taping an interview. In between segments, staffers rushed on set to put him on the phone with a messenger bearing the news of his forthcoming #1 ranking. Cue much hugging and backslapping.
Afterwards, according to our source, Mr. Beck (a former alcoholic who has been sober for many years) called his wife, said he’d be home soon, and told her they’d celebrate by drinking water out of champagne glasses.