Alexis Bell grew up in Newport News, Virginia, and with “news” literally in the name of the town she grew up in, it’s no surprise that Alexis knew she wanted to be a reporter from an early age. Come July, 2018, Alexis made the move a few hours south, officially joining the Spectrum News coastal team. Prior to joining the coastal newsroom, Alexis spent four years as a Tar Heel at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
A passionate reporter, Alexis describes her daily inspiration as the ability to make a difference in her community through telling the stories of the various different people she meets each day. Out of the many stories Alexis has told, her most memorable remains her coverage of professional women in the area coming together to visit an all-girls charter school. Being able to witness how the many different careers each woman exemplified opened the students’ eyes to possibilities they may have never thought of is something she’ll always keep with her.
A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the National Association of Black Journalists, Alexis keeps herself busy giving back to the community. In her free time, you can find her spending the day relaxing on Carolina Beach, and of course, making a required stop at the famous Britt’s Donut Shop.