Ted Rowlands has spent the last ten and half years as a National Television News Correspondent based in the western and central regions of The United States.

From breaking news to politics, live shots to long form reporting, Rowlands has worked in every news gathering situation imaginable on many of the most important stories during the last decade. He's also covered several high profile criminal cases and trials for CNN, HLN and affiliates.

Rowlands played an integral part of CNN's award winning coverage of the historic 2008 presidential election by reporting from several battleground states, including Texas, Colorado and Nevada. He was also a fill-in anchor for CNN's political show, 'Ballot Bowl.'Rowlands led the network's coverage of the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin in 2012. He also covered the horrific shooting of Gabby Giffords in Arizona and the massacre at Virginia Tech. Rowlands' work has taken him across the world covering the drug wars in Mexico, Military recovery efforts of remains in Tarawa, Kiribati, the initial outbreak of the H1N1 flu in Mexico City, the devastating 1999 earthquake in India, humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines and the deadly tsunami in Samoa.

In addition, he has broken numerous stories exclusively on CNN and covered the deaths of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. He was part of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning CNN team that covered Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Stories Covered: 

-Elections in 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, Ferguson Unrest,

ISIS Recruits in America, Chicago Violence, Extreme Weather, Washington IL Tornado, Midwestern flooding, California Wildfires, California Napa Earthquake, Mt St Helens Eruption, California Drought, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Aurora Colorado Shooting, Sikh Temple Shooting, Gabby Giffords Tucson Shooting, Virginia Tech Shooting, Ft Hood Shooting, President Reagan death and funeral, President Ford death and funeral, Death of Michael Jackson, Robin Williams Death, 2008 Recession, Immigration, Border Security, Gun Control, EBOLA, H1N1.

High Profile Criminal Trials:

O.J. Simpson, Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson, Jodi Arias, Rod Blagojevich, Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, Robert Blake, Phil Spector, Brett Seacatt, Cary Stayner, 


Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Journalism and Communication Arts. 


CNN Correspondent - Chicago

March 2010-Dec 2014

CNN Correspondent- Los Angeles 

October 2004- March 2010

CNN Correspondent- San Francisco

March 2004- October 2004

Reporter KTVU- SF Bay Area

March 2002- March 2004

Anchor/Reporter KNTV- SF Bay Area

Feb 1999- March 2002

Anchor/Reporter KICU-SF Bay Area 

August 1996- Feb 1999

Reporter KSBW- Monterey California

Feb 1995-August 1996

Anchor/Reporter KBJR-Duluth MN

June 1991-Feb 1995 

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