- WCVB Channel 5Chronicle Reporter, present
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter, producer and occasional anchor for WCVB-TV Channel 5’s “Chronicle,” the nation’s longest running locally-produced nightly newsmagazine, since 1995.
He also provides reports and commentary on Sunday mornings during WCVB’s “On The Record,” a program that addresses political issues of the week. He also sits on WCVB’s editorial board as a contributor. Early in his career at WCVB, he was a correspondent for the “Good Day!” show and the host and producer of “Discover New England,” a monthly journal of life in New England.
In 1995, Reinstein hosted the premiere season of the Discovery Channel's “Popular Mechanics” show. Out of the studio, he has explored Hawaii's volcanoes, the caves of Puerto Rico and the islands of Tahiti as host for the Travel Channel's photo/adventure series, “FreezeFrame.”
Before joining WCVB, Reinstein was an actor for 10 years in Boston, New York and Chicago. He performed in "American Buffalo," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?," and in Boston’s award-winning productions of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1994) and David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" (1996).
Reinstein appeared in both the Boston and Chicago companies of America's longest-running non-musical, "Shear Madness," and is co-author of the play, "Yom Kippur in Da Nang," which premiered in Boston in 1992 and has had subsequent productions in Ohio and Washington, D.C. He has also written several short plays for Boston’s annual Theater Marathon.
A native of the Boston suburb of Winthrop, Reinstein received his bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from Brandeis University. In 2002, he received a prestigious National DuPont-Columbia Award for Chronicle’s coverage of “Beyond the Big Dig.”
An avid skier and hiker, Reinstein has also penned political cartoons, and served as a "Big Brother" for many years. He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters.