New Jersey resident Harvey Bell is actively involved with several nonprofit organizations and has headed multiple fundraising campaigns. When not engaged in professional or charitable pursuits, Harvey Bell enjoys reading the latest release by his favorite author, Daniel Silva.
Best known for his gripping spy novels, best-selling author Daniel Silva began his writing career as a journalist. While enrolled at San Francisco State University, he was offered a temporary position covering the 1984 Democratic National Convention for United Press International (UPI). After accepting a permanent position with UPI, Silva left his master’s program to become a full-time journalist.
He wrote from UPI’s San Francisco office for one year before being transferred to the news agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. He later relocated to Cairo to cover the Iran-Iraq War as UPI’s Middle East correspondent. While on assignment, he met his future wife, NBC correspondent Jamie Gangel.
Upon returning to the US, Silva became an executive producer for CNN and worked on high-profile series like Reliable Sources and Crossfire. He remained with CNN until the success of his first novel, “The Unlikely Spy,” encouraged him to work as a novelist full time.
An MBA graduate from Texas A&N, financial professional Harvey Bell has nearly four decades of experience. When the New Jersey resident is not consulting with clients, Harvey Bell enjoys rooting for the New York Knicks basketball team.
The Knicks began in 1946 as part of the American Basketball Association, which became the National Basketball Association three years later. Their name derives from pants rolled at the knee, which were fashionable among descendants of the city’s original colonists.
The Knicks competed for the league finals from 1951 to 1953, coming up short each time. Faring poorly for the next 10 years, their fortunes improved with the arrival of star center Willis Reed.
They won their first championship in 1970, propelled by Reed and other NBA Hall of Famers Bill Bradley, Walt Frazier, and Bill DeBusschere. After going into overtime twice in the championship series, the Knicks overcame the Los Angeles Lakers in the seventh game, highlighted by a dramatic appearance by an injured Reed.
Led by first-round draft pick Patrick Ewing from 1985 to 2000, the Knicks had more than 10 winning seasons and were runners-up in two league championship series. They maintained a strong rivalry with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.
Since 2000, the team has compiled a less-than-stellar record, brightened somewhat by the addition of Amer’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. Although the Knicks took their division title in 2013, they fell back into sub-par performance. In 2018, they finished with a 29-53 record.