David is responsible for the overall operation of the twice-weekly, 5,200-circulation Leader-Union and the weekly, 9,100-circulation Fayette County Shopper, including web printing and commercial printing operations. Bell is also the president of the Illinois State Press Association. Prior to working with The Leader Union, Bell was the publisher for The Princeton Times in West Virginia, and the editorial page editor for The Daily Progress in Virginia. Bell earned his degree in journalism from Drake University. He is married, and has four children.