Returning in 2020 to Climate Central and her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, Shari Bell works across programs as Regional Director. Her focus is building strategic relationships with key regional stakeholders to support the use of and engagement with Climate Central resources.
Shari worked previously with Climate Central in Princeton from 2009 - 2018, developing, launching and managing new initiatives. Her background includes two decades of experience as an award-winning broadcast journalist and media executive with CNN and The Weather Channel, and as a strategic communications expert with CDC and her own company, Red Thread Media. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where she also has completed course work and a thesis proposal on climate change communication for a master’s degree.