Ted Nesi joined WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News team in July 2010 as a political and economic reporter for WPRI.com, where he writes the weekly Nesi’s Notes column on Saturdays. He is a weekly panelist on WPRI 12’s Newsmakers and the host of Executive Suite on WPRI 12 sister station myRITV. In 2017, he won a New England Emmy Award for investigative reporting.
Before joining WPRI 12, Ted spent two years as a reporter and editor at Providence Business News. He got his start as a rookie reporter with his hometown daily paper, The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, Mass., where he covered local government and wrote a weekly column.
In 2011, Politico picked Ted as one of the top four up-and-coming political bloggers nationwide in its annual “50 to Watch” issue. The Washington Post has named Nesi’s Notes one of the best state political blogs in the country and called Ted one of the leading political reporters on Twitter. Providence Monthly named Ted one of the capital city’s 10 to Watch for 2012, and The Providence Phoenix described Ted’s digital approach as perhaps “the only one of its kind in the country.” In 2014, Ted received two Best of Rhode Island awards in a poll of Rhode Island Monthly readers.
Ted has appeared on “CBS This Morning,” American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” Rhode Island PBS’s “A Lively Experiment,” Rhode Island Public Radio, WPRO News Talk 630, WGBH 89.7 FM, Connecticut Public Radio, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and 98.5 The Sports Hub. His reporting has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Forbes, The New Republic, National Review, National Journal and CQ Roll Call.
Ted won two New England Press Association awards as a newspaper reporter and was a 2009 fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. He has also contributed to Bloomberg View, Time magazine, The Providence Journal and PBS.org.
Ted grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he now teaches journalism. He lives in Providence.