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, is due out in 2022 for Hanover Square Press.
Latest from Timothy Bella

Church’s altered ‘Hamilton’ is followed by sermon comparing homosexuality to addiction

An edited version of the hit show produced by the Door McAllen church in Texas did not get the blessing of the Broadway musical's creators, a “Hamilton” spokesperson told The Washington Post.

August 8, 2022

How Alex Jones was embraced by Trump, Rogan years after Sandy Hook lies

Trump has called Jones "amazing," while Rogan has argued that the Infowars founder is "entertaining."

August 5, 2022

    What to know about monkeypox symptoms, treatments and protection

    The monkeypox virus has been declared a global health emergency, but it is far less transmissible than the coronavirus that causes covid-19.

    August 4, 2022

    Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million to Sandy Hook parents, jury rules

    The Austin jury’s decision means Jones could pay far less than the plaintiffs sought for his remarks nearly a decade ago after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

    August 4, 2022

    Four officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing face federal charges

    Joshua Jaynes, Kelly Goodlett, Kyle Meany and Brett Hankison face federal charges for alleged roles in raid that led to the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

    August 4, 2022

    Kidnapped girl, 12, escapes captivity and leads police to 2 dead bodies

    The girl managed to escape when she chewed through her restraints, according to court documents.

    August 3, 2022

    Airbnb apologizes after Miss. ‘slave cabin’ is listed as luxury getaway

    Airbnb has apologized for the listing in Greenville, Miss., and noted that it is “removing listings that are known to include former slave quarters in the United States.”

    August 2, 2022

    Big winner: $1.337 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in Chicago area

    The lottery numbers for the $1.337 billion prize were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a Mega Ball 14.

    July 30, 2022

    Jon Stewart rips Ted Cruz for rejecting veterans’ burn-pits aid bill

    When Cruz (R-Tex.) said Stewart was wrong about the bill and accused Democrats of playing a “budgetary trick” in the PACT Act, which Cruz voted against despite saying he supported the bill and veterans, the comedian wasn’t having it.

    July 30, 2022

    Alex Jones’s media company files for bankruptcy during Sandy Hook trial

    It’s the second time in recent months that a bankruptcy filing related to Alex Jones has come up during litigation from Sandy Hook families brought against the conspiracy theorist.

    July 30, 2022