Timothy Bella

Washington, D.C.

National and breaking news, policing, politics, culture
Timothy Bella is a staff writer and editor for the General Assignment team, focusing on national news. He was previously the deputy editor of Morning Mix. His work has appeared in outlets such as Esquire, the Atlantic, New York magazine and the Undefeated. His first book, a biography on Charles Barkley, was published in 2022 and earned critical acclaim. His second book, a biography on Sylvester Stallone, will be released in 2026.
Latest from Timothy Bella

TV news crew robbed at gunpoint while reporting on armed robberies

A crew for Spanish-language TV station Univision Chicago was about to report on a string of robberies when they became part of the story.

August 29, 2023

Record 14-foot monster alligator caught in Mississippi: ‘It was pandemonium’

It took seven hours for a group of hunters to catch and reel in the 14-foot 3-inch alligator, the longest ever caught in Mississippi.

August 28, 2023

Over 100 confirmed safe on Maui’s list of people missing after wildfire

Estimates of those unaccounted for in the fires had fluctuated as authorities sought to “un-duplicate” the people reported missing.

August 25, 2023

Windham Rotunda, WWE’s Bray Wyatt, dead at 36

Rotunda “unexpectedly passed” on Thursday, WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque said on X.

August 25, 2023

Trump is selling his mug shot on shirts, koozies and bumper stickers

For $34, Trump supporters can buy T-shirts and other merchandise featuring the first mug shot of a former American president. Bumper stickers are going for $12.

August 25, 2023

At 92, MLK’s speechwriter confronts a new ‘insane’ moment in U.S. history

Clarence B. Jones, the personal counsel for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is still defending King’s mission ahead of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington.

August 24, 2023

Florida school ‘segregated’ Black students for talk on test scores, parents say

Only Black fourth- and fifth-grade students at Bunnell Elementary School in Flagler County, Fla., were taken out of class for an assembly on how to improve standardized test scores.

August 23, 2023

FedEx fires Black driver who says White men chased, shot at him on the job

A FedEx spokeswoman said D’Monterrio Gibson did not accept a part-time nondriving job offer with the company.

August 22, 2023

Man who killed shop owner over Pride flag wrote anti-LGBTQ+ posts, authorities say

Travis Ikeguchi had a history of sharing anti-LGBTQ content on social media and “yelled many homophobic slurs” at Laura Carleton before he killed her, police said.

August 22, 2023

Thinking about playing in Hilary floodwater? ‘Stay out,’ experts say.

While health experts have repeatedly warned people to “stay out of floodwater” during Tropical Storm Hilary, some in California are swimming or playing in it.

August 21, 2023