Ted Land joined KING 5 as a multimedia journalist in July, 2014. He usually shoots, writes, and edits his stories solo in the field, but is thrilled to be surrounded by some of the best photojournalists in the business at KING 5. Ted came to Seattle from South Bend, Indiana, where he worked at WSBT. Prior to that he spent four years at KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska. He started his career in Reno, Nevada, and later honed his photography skills as a freelance photojournalist at CLTV in Chicago, where he grew up.
Land is the recipient of multiple awards from the National Press Photographers Association for stories he shot, wrote, and edited. He earned the 2013 Chicago/Midwest Emmy award for solo video journalism, and in 2014 he found out he won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.
Ted graduated from the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in broadcast journalism. He performed with the Marching Illini (trombone) during the football season and stayed busy with internships at WCIA, the NBC News Chicago bureau, and the CNN Chicago bureau the rest of the year.
His career has taken him to so many interesting places, especially in Alaska, where his final assignment was to fly to base camp on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and show viewers the hundreds of climbers who attempt North America's highest peak each spring and summer. He also covered the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and explained how Alaskans, with expertise gained during the Exxon Valdez disaster, were helping clean up the Gulf of Mexico and rehabilitate wildlife. Oh, and there was that little-known Alaska governor who suddenly rocketed to national fame during the 2008 campaign. He interviewed and covered Sarah Palin on numerous occasions.
Land is honored to finally call Seattle home. With all the changes happening, it's a fascinating city for a reporter to explore and ask questions. He's excited to help viewers and readers understand their community and hopes to tell stories you won't find anywhere else.
He reads every viewer email and is always looking for a great story: TLand@king5.com