Timothy Bella is a freelance features writer and senior digital producer, most recently with "America Tonight," Al Jazeera America's flagship newsmagazine. Before AJAM, Bella was a digital producer for CBS News and a freelance features contributor for The Atlantic

He was the lead researcher for "The System," Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict's college football book, which made The New York Times' bestsellers list in 2013. Currently, he's reunited with Keteyian and Benedict for their upcoming biography on golfer Tiger Woods. 

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, Grantland, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Medium, Salon, Men's Health and Texas Monthly. He received his M.S. at Columbia and his B.S. at TCU, both in journalism.