Brad Bell is the Maryland Reporter for ABC7/WJLA-TV. He joined the station's news team in 1991 and has received five Emmy Awards for a variety of stories including breaking the story of Pfisteria contamination in Maryland waters.
Prior to joining Channel 7, Brad reported for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a general assignment and State House reporter from 1986 to 1991. During his tenure at WMAR-TV, Brad also covered environmental issues in "Project Environment," a newscast segment.
Previously, Brad spent two years with Maryland Public TV as a State House and documentary reporter/producer. He has also been a field producer for Independent Network News in the Washington bureau on the Capitol Hill.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland.
Brad and his wife Tricia have three sons: Matthew, Patrick and Tommy.
According to police, no injuries were initially reported.
The 3-year-old boy officially died of dehydration and hypothermia Charles County Sheriff's office said Tuesday.