Ted Scouten

ted scouten 600x450 Ted Scouten

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

E-Mail Ted Scouten
Read Ted’s Blog

Ted Scouten’s Twitter Feed | Ted’s Facebook Page

(Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Deputies Search For Gift-Grabbing Burglars

Aretha Washington and her niece Susie have a big job ahead of them, re-wrapping all the presents that were under the Christmas tree.

12/19/2014

Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato to fight DUI charge in court. (Source: CBS4)

Jury Sent Home For Night In Broward Judge DUI Trial

Jury members left the courtroom around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and returned with questions for the judge about an hour later in the case of a judge on trial.

12/18/2014

Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato to fight DUI charge in court. (Source: CBS4)

Broward Judge To Fight DUI Charge In Court

From the bench in judicial robes, to the side of the road with her hands cuffed behind her and now to the hot seat in a courtroom, Judge Cynthia Imperato is getting her chance to fight a DUI charge.

12/17/2014

A man held up a Wendy's restaurant at gunpoint in Deerfield Beach on Dec. 9. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

BSO: Nice Robber Pulls Trigger In Deerfield Wendy’s Burglary

On a cool December evening in Deerfield Beach, a man brought the heat at a Wendy’s restaurant before making away with the money, deputies said.

12/16/2014

Eric Beasley (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Deerfield Beach Teacher Pleads Guilty In Student Sex Case

A Deerfield Beach science teacher accused of having sex with an underage student pleaded guilty Thursday.

12/04/2014

Arnold Abbott charged for breaking a new law in Fort Lauderdale that bans feeding the homeless in public. (Source: CBS4)

Feisty Chef Can Feed Homeless Without Fear Of Fines

A chef at the center of Broward’s homeless feeding feud was in court Wednesday for his arraignment. Arnold Abbott, 90, has been cited several times by Ft. Lauderdale police for feeding the homeless on the beach.

12/03/2014

Arnold Abbott charged for breaking a new law in Fort Lauderdale that bans feeding the homeless in public. (Source: CBS4)

Homeless Feeding Group Gets Temporary Win

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s new homeless ordinance went before a judge Tuesday morning–granting a temporary win for a homeless feeding group.

12/02/2014

World AIDS Day

Looking Into The Life Of A Person With HIV On World AIDS Day

December 1st, every year since 1988, is World AIDS Day—a day which gives people the chance to show their support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died.

12/01/2014

Cab driver Max Raphael, 29, accused of kidnapping a client and raping her. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Police: Cab Driver Arrested For Raping Client

A Fort Lauderdale Yellow Cab driver stood in front of a judge Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and raping his client.

11/26/2014

(Source: CBS4)

South Florida Airports Expect Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period

If you’re planning on flying somewhere to be with family or friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’re going to have lots of company.

11/25/2014

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,760 other followers