Debbye Turner Bell
- Miss America 1990
- Former CBS News Correspondent
- Animal Planet Expert Contributor
Keynote (non-profit): $7,500
Keynote (in-state): $7,500
Dr. Debbye Turner Bell is a wife, mother, journalist, veterinarian, minister, motivational speaker, and Miss America 1990. For three years, she served as the lead U.S. news anchor for Arise News, a global cable news network. She hosted a daily evening news broadcast called “Arise America”. Currently, she can be seen as an expert contributor...read the rest
Dr. Debbye Turner Bell is a wife, mother, journalist, veterinarian, minister, motivational speaker, and Miss America 1990. For three years, she served as the lead U.S. news anchor for Arise News, a global cable news network. She hosted a daily evening news broadcast called “Arise America”. Currently, she can be seen as an expert contributor to the show DOGS 101 on Animal Planet and “How Dogs Get Their Shape” on Nat Geo Wild. For 11 years, Turner Bell enjoyed her role in broadcast journalism as a staff correspondent for CBS News starting in 2001. Turner Bell hosted a prime time television magazine program called “48 Hours on WE.” Prior to joining CBS, she co-hosted a local television magazine program called “ShowMe St. Louis.”
Turner Bell’s enduring passion is motivational speaking. Since being crowned Miss America in 1990, Turner Bell has spoken to millions of students at countless schools, youth organizations and college campuses. She has addressed audiences in the corporate, academic, and community service arenas. Her topics include personal excellence, determination, goal setting and the importance of a solid education. Turner Bell’s beliefs reflect her own life-lessons – it took seven years and eleven tries in two states before she was crowned Miss America.
Dr. Turner Bell divides her time doing veterinary public relations, youth and adult motivational and Christian speaking, corporate training, and television broadcasting. Although she is not currently in clinical practice in veterinary medicine, she has promoted responsible pet ownership and proper veterinary care for pets through public service announcements, news features, and workshops. Dr. Turner Bell has carried her message of pet care and motivation as far away as Rome, Italy, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Turner Bell graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 1991 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University. Turner Bell lives in the New York City area with her husband and daughter.read less