Harold Bell

Harold Bell


Sixth generation Washingtonian, Youth Advocate and pioneer in radio and television sports talk shows in DC. The first black to host and produce sports special in prime time (1975) on NBC WRC TV-4. The "Original Inside Sports."

Critic’s Corner
“Harold Bell and I have a lot in common. He too has persevered and stood fast for the
principles in which he believes.” Muhammad Ali

“Harold Bell has always provided a platform for those without one. When I was locked up
unfairly he was there for me” Jim Brown (NFL)

“Harold, I am the Welterweight Champion of the World today because you were there
when no one else was.” Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing Hall of Fame

“Harold Bell is the Heavyweight Champion of sports talk.” Don King, Boxing Hall of Fame

“Harold Bell, you helped prepare me for the NBA.” Dave Bing, NBA Hall of Fame

“Harold Bell may be controversial, but I have yet to hear anyone call him a liar.”
Earl Lloyd, NBA Hall of Fame

“Harold has always been a voice for people who don’t have a voice. He has always
called it as he saw it. He has been an inspiration and motivation for me and a lot of other
black broadcasters.” James Brown, NFL CBS Sports

“Harold Bell is a unique sportscaster, former athlete, youth leader and social critic all
rolled into one.” Bill Taaffe, Sports Illustrated Magazine

“Harold Bell is one of the most creative and talented broadcasters in DC.”
George Solomon, Washington Post

“Harold Bell is the Godfather of sports talk-----the good kind.”
Dick Heller, Washington Times

“Harold Bell’s Legends of Inside Sports is the best of the best. His interview with
Muhammad Ali is an interview that is not to be missed by a true boxing fan.
Bert Sugar, Boxing Historian

“Harold Bell if you were white you would be a millionaire.”
Gene Kilroy, Lexor Hotel Nevada Las Vegas

“Inside Sports and Harold Bell makes sense.” Red Auerbach, NBA Hall of Fame

“Long before Real Sports, The Best Dam Sports Show and PTI, sports talk radio and television
as you see it today was all started by Harold Bell in Washington, DC.” Johnny Sample (NFL)

“It is great to see that you have reached back to help others whose lives once resembled your
very own.” President Richard M. Nixon

“As his own success took him out of the projects, he could not forget who he once was and
where he came from.” Lou Stokes (D-Ohio)

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  • Karl Andrews posted 1482 days ago

    Karl Andrews

    Mr. Bell this is Karl Andrews of Capper Rec Center in SE Washington DC. Please contact me I would love to speak with you regarding my Men's Program Men In Motion. I can be contacted at kandrews@nccf-cares.org. Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Juanita Wilkinson posted 2004 days ago

    Juanita Wilkinson

    Sorry, my email address is jwbeme@gmail.com


  • Juanita Wilkinson posted 2004 days ago

    Juanita Wilkinson

    Hi Harold,

    I would love to talk you.

  • Terrell White posted 2851 days ago

    Terrell White

    here is a link to my article:



  • Terrell White posted 2852 days ago

    Terrell White

    As a black man who follows football I wanted to know if you had any view on my last article.

  • JW Nix posted 2998 days ago

    JW Nix

    this man belongs in Canton :


  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 3053 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Are sports heroes really dead? Find out in my latest article whenever you get a moment. Thanks.



  • JW Nix posted 3112 days ago

    JW Nix


    I'm hitting up certain people on B/R who I think truly understand the history of the NFL.

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