Stephania Bell

Sports Commentator, Sports Journalist (1966)
Mon Jan 20 2020
By   Jack

Stephania Bell is a physical therapist turned author and a sports commentator for ESPN as an American football injury analyst. She is the co-host of Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio and the co-author of Clinical Orthopaedic Assessment Guide.

Bell was born on May 20, 1966, in San Francisco, California. She graduated high school from Maderia School in McLean, Virginia. Bell grew up with a brother and her loving parents. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Arts from Princeton University in 1987 and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 1991.

Who is Stephania Bell's Husband?

Bell is currently not married but is rumored to be in a relationship with Erik Kuselias. The reporter despite being a public figure doesn't want external interference in her personal life and stays away from media attention

But despite Bell's cautious behavior, she could not stay away from media attention in late 2009, because of the nature of her relationship with a co-worker.

Bell's Affair with Kuselias

Kuselias, while he was working at ESPN, got drunk at a Super Bowl Monday Night Football party and told a female ESPN employee," I would like to f*** you." The employee complained about him to HR. 

Bell with Kuselias at emmy awards
Snap: Stephania Bell with Erik Kuselias at the Emmy Awards
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After this incident, his then-wife Holly Sonders hired a private a investigator and found that Kuselias was having an affair with fellow ESPN employees who would be none other than Stephania, as seen in Bleacher Report.

How much is Bell's Net Worth?

Bell's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million, and her earning are mostly from her career as a TV host for ESPN. Bell makes her appearances in Fantasy Football Now, Fantasy Focus Football, ESPN Radio, NFL Live, UFC on ESPN+, and Baseball Tonight.

Bell Talking on ESPN
Snap: Bell on ESPN talking about Concussion
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The 53-year old earns an estimated $100,000  from her job at ESPN. The average salary for an ESPN journalist is around $76,000, but Bell seems to be involved in a variety of roles and is paid more.

Bell at a beach with field yates
Snap: Stephania Bell with her co-worker Field Yates in Jetties Beach
Source: Instagram @stephaniab87

Bell's being secretive doesn't like to post about her life on social media and only exposes her professional life. So, we don't have much information about her personal life, but she has well-traveled and has posted a few pictures of her abroad and luxury destinations.

Bell's Career before ESPN

Before joining ESPN, the reporter worked for Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, California. She taught at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. 

She also served as a consultant for athletes and performing artists with complex conditions. Bell started her career as an injury analyst for KFFL, RotoWire, and XM Radio before joining ESPN

With ESPN

The 53-year-old was hired in 2008 by ESPN, where she worked as a senior writer and injury analyst. She has been involved and made regular appearances in ESPN's NFL, Fantasy Football, Sports Center, The Fantasy Show, Fantasy Football Now, and ESPN Audio's Fantasy Focus Football podcast.

Bell on The Fantasy Focus
Snap: Bell on The Fantasy Show on ESPN+
Source: Instagram @stephaniab87

Bell has been part of Fantasy Football Now since 2008 and been part of Fantasy Focus Football podcast since it started in 2008. She appears alongside Matthew Berry and Field Yates. The reporter is among the leading females in a male-dominated field like Nuala McGovern for BBC. Bell has reported on various NFL players, including Davante Adams, Rob Kelley, Dough Baldwin, Jordan Reed and Jimmy Graham.

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