Matt Bell is a Danville native and 2008 graduate of George Washington High School. After graduating from Liberty University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social sciences, Bell pursued a career in photography.
In April 2015, Bell returned to Danville and began work as a photographer for the Danville Register & Bee. In February 2018, Bell's career path changed, and he joined the Chatham Star-Tribune where he worked as the senior staff writer until December 2019.
Over the last five years, Bell has been privileged to photograph events for the Associated Press, which have been used in publications across the globe.
Currently, Bell is the marketing and communications specialist at Averett University. Bell and his wife, Lexi, have been married since 2016 and have one son, Olen. In his spare time, Bell enjoys recreational photography, golfing, and traveling.