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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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Broward Sheriff's Office released this sketch of a man who they say tired to lure a child.  (Source: BSO)

Sketch Released Of Man Who Tried Lure Young Pompano Beach Girl

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a man they say tried to lure a young girl into his car as she walked to her school bus stop.

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(Source: Bing)

Amid Nasty Ads Congressional Candidates Have A Lot In Common

In the race for U.S. Congress for District 26, the nasty ads are plastered all over social media and TV.

09/23/2014

Juan Ramon (Source: Miami -Dade Department of Corrections)

Retired Cop Accused Of Child Molestation Appears In Court

One of the few times retired Miami cop Juan Roman held his head up in court Monday was right after the judge called his name.

09/22/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Toddler Found Floating In Miramar Pool

Rescue crews rushed a toddler to the hospital Friday morning after he was found floating face down in a Miramar pool.

09/19/2014

After today’s Runway Opening Ceremony, jetBlue Pilot Randy Forrester and First Officer Scott Morgan were proud to show off their handiwork with skid marks on the new runway.   (Source: Broward Co. Aviation)

New Runway Opens At Ft. Lauderdale’s Airport

The new South Runway at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is officially open.

09/18/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Officer’s Quick Action Saves Injured Woman’s Life

It was a moment that nearly tore the Wehby family apart. Jenon Wehby could have died last Saturday night but a few off duty Fort Lauderdale police officers swooped in just in time.

09/17/2014

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Security Beefed Up Ahead Of Jewish High Holy Days

Following recent messages of hate targeting South Florida’s Jewish community, local authorities are planning to beef up security for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which is next week.

09/17/2014

BSO detectives searching for purse-snatcher who grabbed woman’s purse in Pompano Beach apartment complex parking lot on September 8. (Source: BSO)

Video: Quick-Footed Thief Snatches Purse In Pompano Beach

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of a purse-snatcher who was forced to make a run for it after his victim gave chase in a Pompano Beach apartment complex parking lot.

CBS Miami–09/16/2014

Major Ed Hudak (SOurce: FBI.gov.)

Interim Police Chief Named In Coral Gables

The City of Coral Gables has a new interim top cop.

09/11/2014

Image from an elevator where Ray Rice strikes his then-fiancee Janay, knocking her out cold. (Source: TMZ)

Ray Rice Video Sheds Light On Domestic Violence

The video has been all over social media, and it’s difficult to watch. It shows ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice slug his then-fiancee Janay not once, but twice in an elevator at an Atlantic City Casino. She was knocked out cold, then dragged out and left sprawled on the ground, laying there, not moving.

CBS Miami–09/10/2014

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