Katie Kelly Bell

decatur, GA USA

Professional Experience

I’m an award-winning writer with expertise in wine and spirits, food and travel. My extensive experience also includes ghost writing, crafting website copy and creating public relations and marketing materials. In between far-flung adventures I write about wine and travel for Forbes.com, review restaurants for The Atlantan and cover wine and food for Men’s Book and Jezebel magazines. I turn on my southern charm for my work in Southern Living and channel my inner wine geek when writing for Decanter and The Tasting Panel. In the past I’ve co-authored a travel guide to Ireland: The Everything Guide to Ireland (Adams Media), edited a city guide for Atlanta (Northstar Media) and worked as a Senior Editor at The Wine Report. I was recently awarded the MAGS Association Magnolia Award for excellence in writing and editing and currently hold a Wine and Spirits Education Trust Intermediate Certificate.


Content Editor (online)
2 Years
Copy Editor
11 Years
13 Years


13 Years
13 Years
Other, Specify
13 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
13 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Delta Sky In-Flight/US (3-5), Modern Luxury (10+), Southern Living (10+), Forbes (10+), Atlanta Magazine (6-10), Points North (6-10), Men's Book Chicago/Modern Luxury (3-5), Miami Herald Travel (1-2), Atlanta Journal-Constitution (3-5), Jezebel (6-10), Silk Air In-Flight/Asia (1-2), The Tasting Panel (1-2), Decanter (3-5), Whitehaus Media (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Darden Restaurant Group (10+), Capella Hotel Group (6-10), VetMetrics (3-5)

Other Work History

Senior Editor, The Wine Report

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, WordPress


upon request


Magazine Association of the Southeast MAGnolia Award excellence in editing and writing 2013 Wine Blog Awards Finalist, Best Blog Post of the Year


ASJA: American Society of Journalists and Authors



Travel feature covering a global selection of World Heritage sites that are also wine regions.
Travel/sporting life feature on hunting with falcons at Sea Island, GA.
Profile on founder of Capella Hotel Group (and former Ritz-Carlton CEO, Horst Schulze.
Restaurant Review of KR Steakbar, a new restaurant from Kevin Rathbun.
Profile on American Spirit white whiskey producers
Off-the-beaten path, extraordinary experiences tasting guide to Napa Valley
Monthly contributor to Forbes.com responsible for covering wine, travel and food. Recently named a finalist from Wine Blog Awards/Blog Post of The Year.
Destination story about two amazing meals worth the five-hour drive from Atlanta.