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Wendy Bell
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Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
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  • WTAE-TV
    News Anchor/Reporter
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Wendy Bell is an Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh.
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Wendy Bell anchors WTAE Channel 4 Action News every weeknight at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m.

Bell has been with WTAE since September 1998. She originally hails from Calabasas, Calif., and holds a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Bell got her start in television straight out of grad school by landing a reporting job for the nationally-syndicated show, "American Journal." She also worked for several years at KSDK-TV in St. Louis -- the same city where she met her husband, Joe. They moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh in 1998.

Bell enjoys creative writing, long-form reporting and grabbing viewers' attention by telling unusual stories.

She's an thirteen-time Emmy Award winner, with two Edward R. Murrow awards and a National Headliner -- winning first place for an expose on airline ticket prices.

Her favorite moment was covering the rescue of the nine miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa.

In May 2005, Bell tested the politeness of everyday Pittsburghers. She transformed her appearance and posed as an 80-year-old woman to see if people would come to the aid of an elderly lady in need. The story won her a Murrow award.

Bell's husband, Joe, is an interventional cardiologist at UPMC Shadyside. They have five young sons -- Michael, Jack, Ryan, Bobby and Christopher -- and live in Point Breeze.

On Friday nights, Bell can usually be found at Dunning's Grill in Regent Square. She also likes to eat at Buffalo Blues in Shadyside.

Golfing, barbecuing, gardening and taking family trips to the Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are among Bell's hobbies.

Her favorite movies are "The Shawshank Redemption," "Diggstown" and "Groundhog Day."

Special Feature: 20 Things You May Not Have Known About Wendy Bell

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Wendy has five sons.
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Broadcast News, 1992
  • Missouri School of Journalism
    Broadcast News, 1994
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