On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
December 9, 2005

It's been an eventful fall in Philadelphia for new CBS3 sportscaster Don Bell, 27, who got married in September and moved to town in October to begin his new position with the station.

"I went from St. Louis to Maui [for his Hawaiian honeymoon] to Philadelphia. I'm still trying to figure out the best place to go to the grocery store," said the Union, N.J., native who arrived from the WB affiliate in St. Louis.

Bell earned his bachelor's degree from Boston University and master's from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He began his career in Sarasota, Fla., then worked in St. Louis before joining CBS3.

Thrown into the T.O. drama, Bell witnessed some differences between St. Louis and Philadelphia.

"Football is the top sport here, where in St. Louis, it's baseball all the time," he said.

Bell will anchor sports for the 4 p.m. news on Thursday and Friday and report the rest of the week.

He joins CBS3 sports director Beasley Reece and weekend sports anchor Steve Bucci on the sports team. Garry Cobb will continue at CBS3 through the football season, then pursue other interests.

Other comings and goings

Broomall native and Temple graduate John Kincade, who is a sports radio talk show host in Atlanta, Ga., is going national. Kincade will host a Sunday morning show on ESPN Radio and will fill in for the weekday show "The Herd" during the week of Dec. 26.

Kincade will continue his weekday afternoon drive show with former Georgia quarterback Buck Belue on 680-AM "The Fan" in Atlanta. The ESPN show debuts Jan. 8 at 8 a.m.

WB17 sports director Matt Biondi, who along with the rest of the WB17 news team will broadcast their final show tonight at 10 p.m., will be filling in for the NBC affiliate in San Francisco over the holidays. NBC10 takes over production of the WB17 news after tonight's broadcast.


Remember when we reported in August that Comcast bought the rights to NHL games and wondered when the cable rates would go up? Guess what? Last week, Comcast announced cable rates are going up.

December 9, 2005 5:09 AM