Elsewhere on television, Ted hosted the premiere season of the Discovery Channel's “Popular Mechanics” show, and hosted a special on America’s lighthouses for HGTV. For the Travel Channel's photo/adventure series, “FreezeFrame.” he explored Hawaii's volcanoes, the caves of Puerto Rico, and the South Pacific islands of Tahiti.
Since 1995, Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for Boston’s WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle,” the nation’s longest-running locally-produced nightly newsmagazine. He also provides reports and commentary on Sunday mornings for the station’s political roundtable show, “On The Record.” Ted has been a member of the WCVB editorial board since 2010.
In 2002, he was part of a Chronicle team that received a prestigious National DuPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award for Chronicle’s coverage of Boston’s Big Dig project. In 2010, he was one of five national finalists in the Washington Post’s “Great American Pundit” opinion-writing Competition.
His first book, New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, was released in May, 2013 by Globe-Pequot Press. The book recounts many of Ted’s favorite people and stories from his travels all around New England. National Geographic Traveler named it one of its “Best Picks.,” and the book is now in its second-printing. In April, 2016, Globe Pequot Press released Ted’s second book, Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds.
Ted is a native of Winthrop, Massachusetts, and lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters.