Katie Kelly Bell

Food and travel writer, Katie Kelly Bell

"Katie always delivers.exceeding expectations. She has made great contributions to Flavors."

- Yolanda Jones
Publisher/Editor in Chief, Flavors Magazine

"Working with Katie is wonderful. She hits deadlines with on-target copy that connects with our readers, and she does it all with a smile. Her comedic timing and thoughtful insights blend perfectly together in every article she writes."

-Kirsten Ott
Life, Food & Style Editor, The Sunday Paper, a popular weekly alternative newspaper based in Atlanta, GA
Katie Kelly Bell

Katie Kelly Bell Bio

Katie has been writing about food, wine and travel for over a dozen years. Her experiences have taken her from the vineyards of Argentina to the press houses of Champagne. In between she has co-authored a travel guide to Ireland, The Everything Guide to Ireland (Adams Media), written a city guide for Atlanta (Northstar Media) and worked as a Senior Editor at The Wine Report.

To date her work has appeared in: USA Today, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Living, Decanter, The Atlantan, Jezebel, Men's Book, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Miami Herald, Delta Sky, CHILD, Where Atlanta, Private Air, The Private Journey, FOUR Magazine, MyMidwest, Simply Buckhead, Points North, The Atlantan Bride, and Flavors. She is also a monthly contributor to the Lifestyle section of Forbes.com, where she writes on travel, wine and food.

Katie also works for several custom publishing companies and provides writing services such as website and newsletter copy to local and national corporations. She has served as a food and wine judge in several Atlanta area competitions. In 2008 she made her television debut as a food judge on Fox's Good Day Atlanta. You can also find her on the CNN Airport Channel as a travel expert and on WSB Atlanta radio talking about wine.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she holds a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to her writing career, she spent several years teaching the elementary and middle grades in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Katie currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. When she's not writing she can usually be found chauffeuring someone somewhere and re-stocking the pantry for her hungry teenagers.

"Katie not only took on the cream puff assignments, she was my "go-to" writer for last-minute or difficult pieces. She also wrote our calendar section--a thankless but important job--in a professional and timely manner."

- Gil Kulers
Editor in Chief, The Wine Report magazine
Southern Wine Education Center
Golf Digest Index
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Kulers Uncorked column