Whether he is writing a freelance story for the Wheaton Quarterly, returning to campus to offer advice to aspiring journalists at 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 multi-media 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 is gaining national attention. Politico.com this week 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 his 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.”