MY PAST, MY GOAL
I was a newspaper sports journalist (Cincinnati Enquirer, Miami Herald, Indianapolis Star) for 20 years before a chance foray into filmmaking compelled me to chase this new dream. Above all I'm a research nut and storyteller. My goal is to learn everything I can about a subject of historical and/or social importance -- things that have never before been reported or put in perspective -- and bring the story to life for posterity. I research, write and (so far) voice my own stuff. I proudly partner with WFYI, Indianapolis' PBS affiliate, and editor Pete Saetre.
Slick Leonard, Ted Green and Leonard's former Lakers teammate Hot Rod Hundley at the premiere of Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in July 2014.
IN THE MEDIA

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Dec. 2010-present: Documentary producer
Produced, wrote and narrated "Attucks: The School that Opened a City," about long-segregated Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis. It premiered to consecutive sellouts at the history Madame Walker Theatre in August 2016. Won regional Emmys for Best Documentary,
Writing, Research and Music (Dr. Tyron Cooper).
Produced, wrote and narrated "Bobby 'Slick' Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier," about the Indiana basketball legend. It premiered on the jumbo screen at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in 2014. Won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Editing (Pete Saetre) and Music (Dr. Tyron
Cooper).
Produced, wrote and narrated "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story," a 75-minute piece on the first Indiana Pacer, who was unfairly sidelined for the heart of his career by a bogus gambling ban. The film helped lead to Brown's induction into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame, screened in film festivals worldwide and won a regional Emmy for Best Documentary. It's currently airing
on ESPN Classic.
Produced, wrote and narrated "Naptown to Super City," an hourlong piece on WFYI that traces Indianapolis' transformation from dying rustbelt city to Super Bowl host. Won regional Emmys for Writing and Research.
Segment producer for "Indy in the '60s," a 90-minute retrospective by WFYI that aired in March 2011 and won a regional Emmy for Best Documentary.

April 2004-Dec. 2010: The Indianapolis Star
Digital Projects Editor (2008-10): In charge of all major news and sports online projects. Spearheaded paper's foray into video documentaries with award-winning pieces on John Wooden and Hoosier military veterans. The former won a regional Emmy for
research.
Assistant Sports Editor/Projects (2004-08): In charge of all sports investigations, a four-person enterprise team, the NCAA and the Colts.
Interviewing Bob Costas for "Undefeated."

April 1996-July 2001*: The Miami Herald
Deputy Sports Editor (2000-01): In charge of all special projects. Produced a six-part, 50-page series on the first 100 years in South Florida sports.
Assistant Sports Editor/Nights (1998-2000): Oversaw an operation of approximately 20 editors and designers.

Previous jobs at The Cincinnati Enquirer, The (Boca Raton, Fla.) News and The Vero Beach (Fla.) Press-Journal.

*The three years between leaving Miami and starting at The Indianapolis Star were spent as a stay-at-home dad of twin baby girls.

Education:
Princeton University: Bachelor's Degree in U.S. History, 1989

Northwestern University: Master's Degree from the Medill School of Journalism, 1991
RECENT AWARDS

Ted Green and Arlena Smith at a benefit screening of "Undefeated" in Dayton, Ohio. The funds raised enabled Arlena -- who took in Roger Brown after he was kicked out of school and banned by the NBA -- to attend Brown's Naismith Hall of Fame induction.

  • "Attucks: The School that Opened a City," which I wrote, narrated and produced, won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Research and Music (Dr. Tyron Cooper).
  • "Bobby 'Slick' Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier," which I wrote, narrated and produced, won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Editing (Pete Saetre) and Music (Dr. Tyron Cooper).
  • "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story," which I wrote, narrated and produced, won a regional Emmy for Best Documentary. It also received nominations for Writing, Research, Music and Editing.
  • "Naptown to Super City," which I wrote, narrated and produced, received two regional Emmys, for Research and Writing. It was also nominated for Best Documentary.
  • "John Wooden: The Indiana Story," which I wrote, narrated and produced, won several prizes, including first place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest in the Multimedia category, beating out projects from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and others. It also won a regional Emmy for Research, and was honored as the Best Documentary of 2010 by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. It's currently airing on American Public Television in 80 percent of U.S. markets for the third straight year.
  • "Hoosier Veterans: Faces of War," which I wrote and co-produced, received the national American Legion Fourth Estate award in the Online category, and took top prize for Documentary in the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors contest for Multimedia.
  • Finalist for the national EPPY Award, for a centennial history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The other three finalists were CNN, the New York Times and Newsweek (the winner).
  • "A War Within," a piece I co-produced on the suicide of a soldier newly returned from Iraq, was honored as the Best Documentary of 2009 by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists.
(All below were in print media)
My team: Anna, Dylan and Jenny.



First place in national APSE contest in Explanatory category, for a story that helped end a controversial NCAA ticket-selling plan. (Mark Alesia was the reporter; I was
the project editor.)

Named a Gannett supervisor of the year (one of approximately 15).
First place in national Society of Professional Journalists contest in
Online Investigative Reporting, for a probe of college sports finances. This
included a 150-school database that was cited in a Congressional investigation. (Mark Alesia was the reporter; I was the project editor.)

Received the Dick Schaap Award of Excellence from the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Northeastern University, for a story, website and public forum about Crispus Attucks High School's role in improving race relations in Indianapolis. (Tracy
Dodds was the reporter; I was the project editor.)

Third place in national APSE contest in Investigative category, for a story on Indiana's lax oversight of professional boxing. (Mark Alesia was the reporter; I was the project editor.)
Contact: 317-403-6003, tedgreeniv@gmail.com