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Ian Schwartz

Ian Schwartz comes to the great state of California from Albuquerque, NM where he was a reporter and a weathercaster. In New Mexico he covered fires, floods, rain and snow storms in just about every corner of the state. Before living in New Mexico, Ian worked in Peoria, Illinois.

Ian got his start in television as a broadcast journalism major at Arizona State University where he honed his reporting skills at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Ian is a Phoenix native.

Twitter: @SchwartzTV
Email Ian: ischwartz@kovr.com

Ian Schwartz

Ian Schwartz

Right now Ian is a student of meteorology through Mississippi State University’s distance learning program gaining the knowledge he needs to best forecast the weather.

When Ian isn’t working he enjoys traveling, seeing movies, dinning out, cooking and spending time with his family in Arizona.

Ian is excited to be living in Sacramento and wants to tell your stories!

Feel free to send him an email with story ideas or just to say hi!

Getting Answers with Ian Schwartz

1) How long have you lived in Northern California?  Since October of 2012

2) Where are you from originally?  Mesa, Arizona

3) Do you have any siblings?  4 sisters, 2 brothers

4) iPhone or Android?  iPhone

5) What’s your favorite app?  radar scope, yelp, four square, lots of photos apps, instagram, my map run

6) What’s your favorite thing about working in news?  meeting new people, visiting new places and telling stories

7) What’s your favorite book?  Catcher In The Rye

8) What’s your favorite movie?  Too many to name

9) What’s your favorite TV show?  Seinfeld, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Homeland

10) What’s your favorite concert you’ve ever been to?  Dr. Dre Up 2001 In Smoke Tour and Aerosmith Get a Grip Tour (my first concert)

11) What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us?  I never knew I wanted to be a reporter. I found the profession after taking classes in just about everything. I was not a good student when I started college.

12) What’s your favorite past time?  Going out to eat, traveling and staying in unique hotels

13) If you could drive any car – what would it be?  Porche 911 Carrera

14) Who’s the person you most admire?  My parents and my niece

15) What’s your favorite quote?  “Laughter isn’t the best medicine, it’s the cure”

16) What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before?  Any remote island

17) What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?  Windansea Beach in La Jolla. Carmel too!

18) If you were stranded on a desert island, and had the chance to take just one item with you, what would it be?  A helicopter

19) What do you do for exercise?  Run and go to the gym. Laughter is great exercise too!

20) What’s your favorite area restaurant?  Press Bistro, but there are many

21) What food could you not live without?  Haribo Gummy Bears and anything crunchy

22) What’s your favorite Northern California attraction?  The Pacific Ocean

23) Where’s the strangest/farthest place you’ve been recognized?  while changing at the gym

24) At what age did you decide you were interested in news?  25

25) What’s the world’s biggest question that you’d like to find the answer to?  Why is a double cheeseburger cheaper than a regular cheeseburger?

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Boston Marathon Bombings: Sacramento Marathoners Ready To Run Again

Michelle La Sala remembers the chaos in Boston on April 15, 2013. She finished the race and was in her 21st-floor hotel room when the horrific scene played out. Two bombs killed three people and injured hundreds more.

04/14/2014

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Neighbors Remember Tour Bus Driver In Deadly Orland Crash

On April 7, Tala Lealao-Taiao was posting pictures of her new baby grandson on Facebook. Three days later, she would be killed when a FedEx truck crossed the median and hit the tour bus she was driving.

04/14/2014

bus safety

Lobbying Has Charter Bus Industry Regulation Closer To Wild West

The deadly Orland tour bus crash that killed 10 people is shining a light on safety standards that haven’t been enacted for escaping a similar crash, despite experts urging them to do so for nearly two decades.

04/11/2014

traffic nightmare coming

Fix 50: Emergency Crews Readying For Two Months of Traffic Headaches

Over the course of two months, major lane closures are expected, forcing drivers to either find alternate routes, or get ready to possibly add an hour to their commute.

04/10/2014

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Mountain Lion Sightings Have Rocklin Residents On Edge

A mountain lion is believed to be roaming around Rocklin after three sightings and a photo of the animal not far from a school.

04/07/2014

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Orangevale Soldier Forced Out Of Home Over Service Dog Dispute

Zorro is a family member, friend and service dog to Eric Solanga, an Iraq War veteran coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

04/04/2014

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UPDATE: Two People Shot By Officers Around Fairfield Walmart

One person was shot at the Walmart at 2701 North Texas at 2:46 p.m., while another was shot across the street.

04/03/2014

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Second Thief Comes Forward To Repay Part Of Debt To Nevada County School

Here in the kitchen at Grizzly Hill Elementary, they cook local, organic food for students. That organic thief is what someone came to steal.

03/29/2014

Goldin the hills

California Drought Brings Mini Gold Rush To Rivers

Rivers have receded and are allowing people to walk in farther and pan for gold in spots that haven’t been accessible for years.

03/27/2014

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Folsom Couple Pleading For Cancer Drug To Save Woman’s Life

The former CBS13 intern has one hope: Putting pressure on a big drug company to let her try the drug that may be able to save her life.

03/24/2014

Credit: CBS13

City Of Roseville Mandates Residents Use 20 Percent Less Water

Washing cars without a water nozzle is also banned. Washing hardscapes — or man-made outdoor surfaces — is also prohibited, unless doing so is required for health and safety purposes.

03/24/2014

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Drought May Be Forcing Rabid Skunks Into Populated Areas

Jennifer Hamburg with El Dorado County Animal Control says in an average year, she’ll see five to seven positive reports of rabid skunks. There have been seven in less than three months this year alone.

03/21/2014

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