Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle is an award winning news/talk radio feature reporter and host, podcast host and producer, and food writer in Seattle, Washington.

In 2018 she won a national Edward R Murrow award for feature reporting and her podcast Your Last Meal was nominated for a James Beard Award. Your Last Meal has a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts & has been iTunes #1 food podcast several times.

For the past decade she’s been a feature reporter at Seattle’s CBS affiliate KIRO Radio, the Pacific Northwest’s most listened to news radio station, where she also hosted the popular “Ring My Belle” segment for eight years. You can now hear her weekdays on KIRO on Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross (at 8:45am), The Tom & Curley Show (at 10:30am) & on KIRO Nights with Gee Scott (at 7:30pm). Her food writing has been published in Lucky Peach, Eater, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly and more and she has appeared on The Cooking Channel, Discovery Investigates, Lifetime and PBS.

Seattle Weekly named her “Seattle’s Best FM Radio Personality” and she has been a fill-in host and guest on Seattle Kitchen, a culinary radio show and podcast co-hosted by James Beard Award winning chef Tom Douglas.

She has voiced advertisements and been a spokesperson for dozens of companies including Chevrolet, Darigold, John Howie restaurants, Visine and the American Heart Association. Rachel studied improv with Seattle’s Unexpected Productions and emcees events around the city & speaks about podcasting and radio.

Rachel Belle once came in third place in a matzoh ball eating contest, she considers eating sour cream straight of the tub with a spoon a BIG treat and she despises the expression, "That's what she said.” Happiness = a plane ticket + a backpack + a jungle // open air foreign markets // shucking Washington oysters on the beach // Scrabble // punning // a tent + hiking boots // PIIIIZZZZAAA!

Special thanks to photographer Robertsen Ashman for the kitchen & bathtub shots, to Barbara Danczik for assisting and shot styling, to Natalie Berglund for hair & Molly Tuttle Design for the logo. Seattle Weekly photos by Michael Clinard.