Ted Scouten

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Emmy award winning journalist Ted Scouten has been the familiar face at the scene of international stories that affect South Florida since 1998. From being the first South Florida reporter in Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks, to the Attorney General’s hearings regarding the custody of Elian Gonzalez in Washington D.C., to standing out in the rain all over the Caribbean and Central American chasing hurricanes and reporting on the aftermath, Ted has always been there to bring a local perspective and face to the story.

Scouten has reported from CBS 4’s Broward County Newsroom since 1999, and the contacts that he’s made proved valuable when he broke the story and was the first on the scene for the death of Anna Nicole Smith.  Ted came to WFOR from WFTV in Orlando, Florida where he was a reporter and anchor. He began his career at KGNS-TV in Laredo, Texas. From there, he moved through Texas markets in Brownsville and Austin where he was the morning anchor at KTBC-TV.

Throughout his career, Ted has reported on a number of major news stories. He was in San Antonio for Pope John Paul II’s visit and was present for the shoot-out between law enforcement officers and cult members of the Branch Davidian sect in Waco, Texas. Scouten was also on the scene sorting out the daily chaos of the 2000 Presidential Election, as well as the chaos at Michael Jackson’s arraignment in Santa Maria, California. He has also reported stories about political riots in Mexico, rampant drug smuggling along the Texas-Mexican border and the effects of heroin and cocaine trafficking between the Caribbean, South America and Florida.

After more than two decades of covering the news of the day, Ted is most proud of his Cold Case/ You Crack The Case reports. This series lets viewers see what happens after the crime, assists in solving crimes, helps in bringing closure to crime victims and their families, and advocates victims’ rights.

In 2007 Ted was honored to be the emcee of an emotional tribute to Veterans held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to kick off the CBS 4 sponsored McDonald’s Air and Sea Show. Ted’s father is a Purple Heart recipient WWII veteran who lost both legs in Okinawa.

Over the years Ted had been lending support to many local organizations like H.E.L.P., Inc. (www.helpinclaw.com), The Jarvis Foundation, AIDS Walk Fort Lauderdale, and The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.  Ted won a 2002 Emmy award for a report on Animal Overpopulation in South Florida and he has worked to spread the word on the importance of pet adoption and companion animals for the elderly. Ted is also active in the wildlife community volunteering at the SPCA Wildlife Care Center fund raisers (www.WildlifeCareCenter.org).

Being the youngest of five adopted children, the oldest two of which are developmentally disabled, Ted is an advocate for adoption. Ted was raised in the Chicagoland area and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism and minors in Spanish and Psychology. Ted also attended the Universidad de Valencia in Valencia, Spain and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Ted and his partner helped to raise his teenaged nephew and niece, the oldest of which is now a proud United States Marine stationed in Japan.

On the weekends Ted can usually be found at a home improvement store getting ready to tackle a home improvement project because “the house will never be finished,” watching a Dolphins or Marlins game or traveling. Traveling is probably the reason that the house will never be finished. Some of his favorite places to relax are Venezuela, Palm Springs, California and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. and of course South Florida, the place that has become home.

Ted welcomes your story and Cold Case ideas and comments. You may contact him at 305-639-4549

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Cooper City Private School Teacher Accused Of Raping Students

The Broward State Attorney’s Office has filed criminal charges against a teacher at a prestigious private Muslim K-12 school for his alleged sexual abuse and rape of two middle school students.

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(Source: CBS4)

Voters Complain Over Nasty Political Ads In Gubernatorial Race

An ominous sounding voice blares across the television, “Rick Scott, too shady for the Sunshine state.” Another declares, “Charlie Crist, slick politician, lousy governor.”

10/23/2014

DAVIE, FL - OCTOBER 15:  Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida. Governor Scott is facing off against Crist in the November 4, 2014 governors race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Final Florida Debate For Gov. Heated & Personal

It was a heated and personal debate on Tuesday evening at the third and final debate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist.

10/21/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Scott, Crist Rally Support In Miami On 1st Day Of Early Voting

Locked in a virtual tie two weeks before the General Election, Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist are trying to rally support in Miami-Dade on the first day of early voting.

10/20/2014

(Source: Crime Stoppers)

Reward Increased For Info On String Of Broward Robberies

Hoping that a little more ‘green’ will get someone to pick up the phone, the reward for information which leads to arrests in a string of Broward armed robberies is going up.

10/14/2014

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist at a campaign stop in Tamarac on Oct. 8, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

VP Biden Joins Crist For South Florida Campaign Stops

Vice President Joe Biden will join former Governor Charlie Crist for campaign appearances Monday at Broward College’s Coconut Creek campus and a Boca Raton synagogue.

10/13/2014

For a second time this week, police in Coral Springs are investigating threats made to a high school on a social media website.  (Source: CBS4)

Arrest Made In Threats To 2nd Coral Springs High School

For a second time this week, police in Coral Springs are investigating threats made to a high school on a social media website. Friday afternoon police arrested a 16-year old girl they said made threats against Coral Glades High on Instagram.

10/10/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Crist, Scott Make South Florida Campaign Stops

Two men who want your vote this November for governor made campaign stops in South Florida on Wednesday.

10/08/2014

A man was rescued from a hyrdo bubble by U.S. Coast Guard officials.  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Man Rescued By The Coast Guard Wants His Bubble Back

Bubble man Reza Baluchi is back in the headlines just days after being rescued by the Coast Guard.

10/06/2014

Rodney Paul  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Man Indicted In Deadly Pembroke Pines Shooting Leaves Jail

Clutching his daughter in his arms, with his fiancée by his side, Rodney Paul left the Broward County jail after spending the night there. He’s charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of Rodney Gray.

10/03/2014

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