Journalist • Editor • Storyteller
Katie uncovers what's interesting in wine, spirits, food, and travel. For the past 15 years, she has contributed to publications with national and global reach, including Forbes, USA Today, Modern Luxury, Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, and Decanter. She received the MAGS Award for Writing and Editorial Excellence in 2011 and currently holds a WSET Intermediate certificate.
EDITORS ON KKB
Southern Living (retired)
Katie was one of the best writers I worked with during my many years at Southern Living
Stephanie Davis Smith
Modern Luxury Media
Katie Kelly Bell is capable and savvy, a crackerjack writer and editor, mature in her editorial decisions, but visionary in keeping up with new trends, ideas and the changing face of our industry. She’s hardworking and the kind of senior writer that I’d easily hand the reins over to in a pickle and not think twice about it. I have personally worked with Katie for more than seven years. She shows passion and enthusiasm for the markets we cover, especially spirits and dining, and she’s a champ at mining pop culture and industry data for creative and off-the-path story ideas.
Life, Food and Style Editor
The Sunday Paper
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.