Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Newsmaker: Ted Nesi ’07

Whether he is writing a freelance story for the Wheaton Quarterly, returning to campus to offer advice to aspiring journalists at a workshop, or turning up the heat on local politicians in his news blog Nesi’s Notes, Class of 2007 alum Ted Nesi’s enthusiasm for his work is inspiring. That enthusiasm, as well as talent and expertise, has put him on the fast track in his journalism career. In just a few years he has quickly moved from working at a local newspaper to designing his own multimedia job at a CBS affiliate in Providence, R.I. The award-winning journalist is a digital reporter for WPRI-TV and FOX Providence at LIN Media. In addition to writing a news blog, he also reports on-air. He has drawn national attention. Politico.com recently included him as one of “50 politicos to watch: Bloggers.” Politico.com covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, media and the presidency. Politico calls Nesi’s blog “highly readable” and notes, “He’s not a traditional television reporter—he was hired primarily to cover Rhode Island politics, policy and the economy online in his first-person voice. But his mix of breaking news blurbs and investigative pieces makes it an increasingly relevant click, even if the Ocean State isn’t considered a pivotal battleground.”

More online

  • Read what Politico.com has to say about Nesi, a political science major
  • Read his blog on wpri.com.
  • Follow him on Twitter @tednesi.

 

About Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman is the editor of the Wheaton Quarterly and Senior Associate Director in the Communications Office.