Multimedia journalist Ted Kortan

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio.

Raised in: North Royalton, Ohio.

Education: St. Ignatius High School, Case Western Reserve University.

Current Position/Job Duties: Multimedia journalist.

Joined NewsChannel5: Hired at NewsChannel5 right out of college after being an intern in 1986.

Most Memorable Stories: 2000 Presidential recount in Florida, Ohio State football team winning the 2002 BCS National Championship/Fiesta Bowl, 2 years on the Troubleshooter team and Extreme Home Makeover week in Maple Heights-2010.

Awards/Honors: Emmy Award, Various: National Headliner, Associated Press and Press Club of Cleveland awards.

Role Model(s): Alan De Petro and Joe Pagonakis.

Favorite Sports Team(s): NHL Columbus Blue Jackets.

Favorite Movie: Caddyshack.

Favorite Program: Jimmy Kimmel Live.

My passion: Physical fitness.

Hobbies & Interests: Ice hockey, motorcycles, travel and photography.

Something most people don't know about me: My dear Grandmother, Marie, is 100 years old, in excellent health and living in Strongsville.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The four distinct and always changing seasons.

You're most likely to see me around town at: Ohio City, Tremont, Edgewater Park or The Winking Lizard.

On the weekends I love to: Hang out with my many nieces and nephews.

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