Krystle Rich-Bell

Krystle Rich-Bell is the newest edition to the KTLA 5 Sports team serving as a sports reporter and anchor.

Krystle worked the sidelines at football games for the Big Ten Network and worked in their Chicago studios as a live programming basketball anchor. 

For four years, Krystle worked for a regional sports network, NBC Sports Philadelphia, as an anchor/analyst covering the 76ers. She co-hosted a postgame show honing her skills in analysis, commentary, and debate. She also filled-in on the local sports desk for NBC-10 Philadelphia, WCAU.

Krystle served as a radio personality for Beasley Media Group and co-hosted a podcast with former Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Brian Westbrook. 

Rich-Bell reported and anchored all over the country. In the NFL, she has covered the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, and Washington Commanders. 

She served as a live morning reporter on Good Day Sacramento, going live 10-20 times per day. Rich-Bell was promoted to weekend anchor after two weeks on the job. She was previously a sports reporter and anchor for a CBS affiliate in Maryland. 

Krystle is no stranger to Los Angeles. She started her career as a producer/editor at the NFL Network (Culver City), where she became a two-time award-winning producer for her work on the Around the NFL Podcast. Listeners knew her as “K. Rich behind the glass.” In its first year, with Rich-Bell as producer, Around the NFL was named iTunes “Best of 2013″ and was voted as Stitcher’s Best Sports Commentary. Krystle also appeared on NFL Fantasy Live.

Her first professional on-air job came one year later as she anchored and reported on her own sports show for Spectrum in Los Angeles, then Time Warner Cable. She produced a 30-minute show and reported on famous influencers and professional athletes, including Richard Sherman.

Krystle Rich-Bell graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a B.A in Broadcast Journalism and 普通话, 汉语 Mandarin Chinese. She also studied at Jilin University in Changchun, China. Krystle worked at the Rutgers University Television Network, RU-tv, where started out as a master control operator and soon advanced to a segment producer, editor, and campus reporter. Rich-Bell became the three-year host of a live morning show, ‘Wake Up Rutgers.’ Eventually Krystle rose to the position of Assistant Sports Director and Hiring Team Leader. Her passion for on-air grew to include behind the scenes production: writing, producing, and editing. 

While in college, Krystle pitched and created the video production department for a Philadelphia-based digital news platform called, Philly Sports Pulse. She served as the main talent, content producer and multimedia manager. She reported on the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers, Flyers, Union and was on the sidelines for the Herbalife World Football Challenge with Spain’s Real Madrid. Her senior year, she moved to Connecticut and worked at ESPN as a paid intern.

She grew up as a 7-style dancer: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hoofing, Hip-Hop, Tap and Christian Praise Dance. In high school, she ran cross country, indoor/outdoor track and played basketball. Her favorite track event was the 400 intermediate hurdles. 

Krystle Rich-Bell’s forever teammate is Don Bell, who is also a sportscaster. The couple met on a sports/pop-culture podcast and married during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The two enjoy Sunday church service, traveling, working out, reading, plant shopping, coffee, playing vinyl and they have the most epic sports debates. They have a furry four-legged son named Pepper, who loves watching sports just as much as his parents. 

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