Deanne Bell

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Deanne Bell
Bell in 2020
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis
Occupation(s)Mechanical engineer and TV personality
Known forHosting numerous TV shows

Deanne Bell is an American television personality and engineer.


Prior to her media career, Deanne designed optomechanics for military aircraft sensors in Los Angeles and worked as a senior application engineer for a software startup in Boston.[1] She has previously worked on PBS's Design Squad, Discovery Channel's Smash Lab,[2] and National Geographic's "The Egyptian Job".[3] She has also co-hosted DIY Network's "Money Hunters"[4] and ESPN's "Rise Up."[5]

Bell is originally from Palm Bay, Florida.[6] In 2002, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and is the 2019 Young Alumni Award recipient for its McKelvey School of Engineering.

In 2014, Deanne founded Future Engineers, whose partnership with NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation hosts a series of student invention challenges as a joint commitment to the White House Maker Initiative. As part of the first challenge, students were asked to create a digital 3D model of a space tool, and the winning design was 3D printed aboard the International Space Station.[7]


  1. ^ "Deanne Bell". CNBC. 2016-07-26. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  2. ^ Reading Eagle, "'Smash Lab' star engineers success" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, February 24, 2012
  3. ^ National Geographic, "'The Egyptian Job" Archived 2015-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, August 2, 2015
  4. ^ DIY Network - About Money Hunters, "'About DIY Money Hunters" Archived 2017-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, March 1, 2015
  5. ^ "ESPN Orders High School Makeover Show 'Rise Up' to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  7. ^ "Deanne Bell, Women in STEM". Wolfman Productions. Archived from the original on 2022-07-12. Retrieved 2022-07-12.

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