Ted Hart is NBC4‘s political reporter.

Ted joined the NBC4 family in June 2011, but is no stranger to media or politics in Central Ohio. Prior to his work with NBC4, Ted has held reporter positions at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, and WBNS-TV and WSYX-TV in Columbus.

He was also the deputy director of media relations for the Ohio Attorney General’s office from 2007-2011.

Ted grew up in Geneva, New York and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Television and Radio from Syracuse University. He also is an honors graduate of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg,FL .

Before coming to Columbus, Ted was also a reporter at WSAZ-TV in Charleston, WV and WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY.

Ted has been honored with nine regional Emmy awards including investigative reporting, best reporter, business/consumer news, feature news, spot news, field producing and continuing coverage.

While at the attorney general’s office, Ted was also awarded the 2010 Ohio Attorney General’s Employee Pride Award for exemplary service to the Office, the State of Ohio and its citizens.

Ted was also awarded the silver medal for investigative reporting at the New York International Film and Television Festival.

He also earned best investigative reporting and best continuing coverage awards from the Ohio Associated Press, and best investigative reporting from the Press Club of Cleveland.

Ted said his first job was shoveling snow from the sidewalks and driveways of neighbors when he was approximately 10 years old.

Ted and his wife Sara live in Westerville with their two children, 17-year-old twins Max and Hannah, and black Labrador Sadie.Favorites:

Food: Pizza, Black Raspberry Chip Ice CreamMovies:Heat, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Lord of the Rings

Books: mysteries, U.S. Atlas

Music: The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen

Hobbies: gardening, fishing

Sports: tennis, golf, college basketball

Travel Destination: Jersey ShoreNBC Show:Saturday Night Live