AUSTIN, Texas — Jeff Bell is a Digital Journalist at KVUE in Austin, Texas.
After graduating from Ohio’s Oberlin College in 2009 with a degree in politics, he moved to New Zealand, where he entered a post-graduate journalism program at AUT University in Auckland.
During that time Jeff worked in New Zealand print media, including at national newspaper The New Zealand Herald.
In 2011 he joined New Zealand’s national broadcast channel 3 News as a news online editor. There he covered major national and international news stories, including the 2011 deadly earthquake in Christchurch and elections in the U.S. and New Zealand.
In 2016 Jeff started working as a social media editor at Newshub, 3 News’ rebranded, integrated network of TV, radio and digital brands, overseeing developing social media strategy and content for Newshub.
He relocated back to the U.S. at the end of 2018 with his Kiwi wife, drawn to Austin by its live music, warm weather, swimming holes and great tacos.
Jeff enjoys playing guitar and piano, beer brewing, history, travel and languages - he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Contact Jeff at JBell@KVUE.com.