|Affiliation:||Counter Terrorist Unit|
|Profession:||Field agent, CTU Los Angeles|
|Death cause:||Shot by Jovan Myovic|
|Died:||Day 1: 9:29pm|
|Played by:||Kevin Ramsey|
|First episode:||"Day 1: 2:00pm-3:00pm"|
|Last episode:||"Day 1: 3:00pm-4:00pm"|
Before Day 1
During the events of Day 1, Jack Bauer's wife and daughter were kidnapped. After they were rescued, they were brought to a medical clinic to receive Medicare. When Nina Myers felt their safety wasn't secure enough at the clinic, she received permission from Alberta Green to move them to the safe house at 23033 Pine Canyon. Ted Paulson and Jeff Breeher were the agents assigned to guard the safe house, and to protect and interview the women.
When Nina arrived at the safehouse, she told Teri and Kim that Paulson had worked with Jack for several years. Nina ordered for one agent to stay inside and for one to stay outside. Agent Paulson stayed outside and secured the area. When Jack discovered that his family were targets of the Drazen family, he sent a back-up tactical unit over to the house, in order to give his family more protection. ("2:00pm-3:00pm")
While Nina gave Teri's interrogation, Teri discovered that Nina was involved with Jack during her separation from him. Nina felt that it would be best if Paulson took over her and Kim's interrogation, and she left the safehouse. When Paulson interrogated the girls, he showed them photos of some of the dead guards they found at Ira Gaines' compound. When he showed them a mugshot of Eli Stram, Kim and Teri became uncomfortable and said they knew him. When Teri didn't respond to Paulson, Kim encouraged for them to take a break.
When Paulson noticed that the undercover agent who had been operating the lawnmower was absent, he went into the corridor and shouted repeatedly for Ron, but received no answer. He then had Teri and Kim lock themselves in one of the bedrooms. He approached the bathroom and demanded for the intruder to come out. The hostile, Jovan Myovic, revealed himself and turned over his weapon. Before Paulson could arrest Jovan, Mishko Suba snuck behind him and stabbed him in the back. When the assassins heard the garage door open, they realized the women were escaping, and they ran after them. Paulson brought himself to his feet and killed Suba, but he was shot by Myovic. ("3:00pm-4:00pm")
When Tony Almeida and George Mason learned about the attack on the safehouse, they dispatched teams over there. Paulson was found alive and he was rushed to the medical clinic. He died at 9:29pm, several hours after the attack. (Findings at CTU)
Background information and notes
- The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU gives the character's first name as Derek, rather than Ted.
- In the 2013 Indian version of 24, Ted's counterpart is Nakul.