Krystle Rich is Sports Anchor and Reporter for KTLA in Los Angeles, where she was nominated for an LA Area Emmy for a feature she did in under two months on the job. Rich was previously a football sideline reporter + Studio Anchor for the Big Ten Network in Chicago and an Anchor/Analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia (Comcast SportsNet).
She co-hosted a 76ers postgame show, Sixers Outsiders, where she hones her skills in analysis, debate and commentary. Rich also anchored and reported on shows like SportsNet Central, Sixers Pre-Game Live, Philly Sports Talk and more. Rich co-hosted For the Record Podcast with former Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Brian Westbrook.
Krystle Rich started her career as a Producer/Editor at the NFL Network in Los Angeles where she became a two-time award-winning producer for her work on the Around the NFL Podcast. Listeners knew her as K. Rich behind the glass. In its first year with Rich as producer, it was named iTunes “Best of” 2013 and was voted as Stitcher’s Best Sports Commentary of 2013. Rich also worked on shows like NFL Fantasy Live.
Her first on-air job came one year later as she anchored and reported on her own sports show for Spectrum SportsNet Los Angeles (then Time Warner). She produced the 30 minute show and reported on famous influencers and professional athletes like Richard Sherman and Colin Kaepernick.
Rich reported all over the country covering news and sports. In the NFL she’s covered the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. She served as a Live Morning News Reporter on Good Day Sacramento, going live 10-20x per day. Rich was promoted to Weekend Anchor after two weeks on the job. She was previously a Sports and News Anchor for a CBS affiliate in Maryland. Skilled in sports, news, lifestyle, debate and interactive reporting, there isn’t much Krystle Rich hasn’t done in the linear space.
Rich also has experience on non-linear platforms. She served as a Sports Analyst for The Fumble where she garnered over 20 million views and counting. Some of her videos gained over one million views in 24 hours.
Krystle Rich is an IMDb-recognized short film
director and published author of the fiction novel “Ambivalent Hope: A Gun and a Prayer.”
Krystle Rich graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a B.A in Broadcast Journalism and 普通话, 汉语 Mandarin Chinese. Rich worked at the Rutgers University Television Network, RU-tv, where she quickly climbed the semi-corporate ladder. Krystle started out as a master control operator and soon advanced to a segment producer, editor and campus reporter. Rich become the 3-year host of a live morning show, ‘Wake Up Rutgers,’ where she worked without a teleprompter on her one-shot. Eventually Krystle rose to the position of Assistant Sports Director and Hiring Team Leader. Her passion for on-air grew to include behind the scenes production: writing, producing and editing. Take a look back at her college years HERE
Her most prized package detailed support efforts for Eric LeGrand, the injured Rutgers football Scarlet Knight/retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Tackle. Rich was on the sidelines working the college game when LeGrand was injured.
While in college, Krystle pitched and created the video production department for a Philadelphia-based digital news platform called, Philly Sports Pulse. She served as the main talent, content producer and multimedia manager. She reported on the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia Union (MLS) and was on the sidelines for the Herbalife World Football Challenge with Spain’s Real Madrid.
Rich move to Connecticut and worked at ESPN her senior year of college as a paid intern.
While some may suggest that Krystle Rich’s reporting career began at RU-tv, she’ll argue that her on-air debut started as the self-appointed host of the elaborate Rich family home videos. From a young age, Krystle’s God-given enthusiasm and jovial personality, along with the nickname “motor-mouth,” enticed her to pursue a career in front of the camera.
She grew up as a 7-style dancer: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hoofing, Hip-Hop, Tap and Praise. Growing up outside of Philadelphia, in South Jersey, Krystle’s die-hard passion for sports exploded in high school. Rich graduated from Winslow Township High School in Atco, New Jersey. She ran cross country, indoor/outdoor track and played basketball. Her favorite track event was the 400 intermediate hurdles. Since her freshmen year in high school, Krystle she wanted to pursue a career in sports journalism.
Rich is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists #NABJ.
Krystle Rich-Bell is happily married to sportscaster Don Bell. She is the daughter of retired Vice-President of Philadelphia’s SEPTA transportation union, Sabin Rich, and school teacher, Jasmin Rich. She is of African American decent. WWJD. Childhood nickname: