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Ted Nesi ’07

The Washington Post recently confirmed again what we at Wheaton College already know: Ted Nesi ’07 rocks as a reporter. He made the newspaper’s “2015 list of best state political reporters.”

Nesi, who majored in political science at Wheaton, covers politics and the economy in and around Rhode Island at WPRI-TV. A frequent writer for the Wheaton Magazine (including the winter issue’s cover story), this semester he is teaching “Journalism” at Wheaton as a visiting instructor of English.

“The Fix” columnist for the Washington Post, Chris Cillizza, says of political reporters like Nesi: “The most under-appreciated reporters in the political world are the scribes covering state and local politics. They rarely get the attention of their colleagues at the national level but are often covering the very politicians and national trends that come to impact the broad political landscape.”

Every two years, the columnist honors the “best of the best from each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia,” based on recommendations from Cillizza’s blog readers.

This isn’t the first time that the award-winning Nesi has been the news.