Ted Smith ’71

Full Name: Deppen Duane (Ted) Smith

Email: moc.o1519325259ohay@15193252598491h1519325259timsd1519325259et1519325259

Current Occupation/Title: Television producer-director (retired in 2010)

Employer: WBNS-TV Columbus, Ohio

Year initiated: 1968

Year graduated: 1971

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in radio/television and speech

Current City and State: Columbus, Ohio

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and later lived in Boston, Syracuse and Columbus. I am a Charter Member of Epsilon Upsilon Chapter, where I held the offices of corresponding secretary and president.

After 38.5 years of service, I retired in 2010 from WBNS-TV in Columbus as a producer-director. I was extremely fortunate to have produced and directed a wide variety of projects while at Channel 10, including news, entertainment, music, children’s programming, public affairs and live remotes, as well as promotionals and countless special projects.

I was very proud to be nominated five times for local Emmys — one of which was a group Emmy award.

I have three grown sons (Jason, Justin and Travis), one grandson (Cameron) and currently work part-time at Schoedinger Funeral Service in Columbus as a greeter. (I almost went into mortuary science as a career.) I play the drums, collect films on DVD, have a deep love of all genres of music, particularly oldies from the ’50s and ’60s, and I enjoy pool, swimming, gardening and pets.