Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Mon-Fri: 2 PM - 7 PM

A Bay Area native, Jeff is thrilled to be at KCBS, a station he remembers his grandfather listening to during so many of their earliest visits.

Jeff traces his passion for news back to his high school journalism teacher, John Christgau, who instilled in him both a fascination with and a great respect for the field. 

Thinking that journalism would be a hobby and not a career, Jeff went off to U.C. Irvine to study civil engineering and then to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to get his M.B.A. Along the way, he began working in radio and set off on a circuitous path that first led him to KCBS in 1993. After two years as a part-time anchor/reporter for the station, Jeff left for full-time work at KFBK in Sacramento, where he spent the next eight years anchoring drive-time news programs. He returned to KCBS in 2004.

During his career, Jeff has also worked as a television news writer (for KTVU’s Mornings on Two program), a traffic reporter, and a Capitol correspondent in Sacramento.

When not on the air, Jeff spends much of his time running the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, promoting the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges.  His A2A Spotlight features air weekly on KCBS and are distributed nationally by CBS News Radio.  A2A’s weekly “From Adversity to Advocacy” podcast can be heard online at

Jeff is the author of two books, “Rewind, Replay, Repeat” and “When in Doubt, Make Belief.”  His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times.

A longtime recreational sailor and sailboarder, Jeff is working up the nerve to take kiteboarding lessons.