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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Sierra Snowfall Has Drought-Weary Californians Excited For More

The first big snow is like your favorite team winning a game in the preseason. It always brings out positive predictions for the year ahead.

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little caesars robbery

Three Elk Grove Restaurants Robbed In Two Days Likely By The Same Suspect

The Little Caesars on Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove was hit on Wednesday, the Subway on Florin Road was hit later in the night in South Sacramento. On Tuesday, the Tops Yogurt was robbed for the second time in a month.

10/22/2014

hit and run arrest

CHP: Suspect In Deadly Carmichael Hit-And-Run Originally Reported Car Stolen

On that September night, Dorrance Byrd lost the laughter, smiles and happiness of his longtime girlfriend Deadra Griffin. The woman he planned to marry was killed in a high-speed hit-and-run crash in Carmichael.

10/17/2014

boaters skirting law

Boaters Leaving Floaters? Sacramento Hopes To Crack Down On River Squatting, Dumping

Police say there are people with boats on the river doing the same thing, and in some cases using our waterways as their personal septic system.

10/09/2014

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Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say there are too many trees in the Sierra, creating a major fire hazard and sucking up much-needed water

10/04/2014

parking crackdown

Sacramento Considers Crackdown On Cars, Trailers Overstaying Welcome On City Streets

In Midtown, there are a lot of people who don’t have access to a garage, or can’t afford it. So people are left to park in city spaces and move their car every 72 hours by law.

10/02/2014

teen shot to death

Stockton Family Weeps For Teen Shot To Death In Drive-By Shooting

His 12-year-old cousin Anthony didn’t say much, but what he does talk about is nothing you would expect a kid his age to talk about.

10/01/2014

search for suspect

Stockton’s Weberstown Mall Placed On Lockdown As CHP Pursues Burglary Suspect

The California Highway Patrol was trying to get a guy wanted for burglary and identity theft when he ran into the Weberstown Mall and locked himself in a closet.

09/19/2014

trapped by hurrican

Colfax Man Among Those Stranded By Hurricane Odile In Cabo San Lucas

Since the airport near Cabo is closed because of damage, the Mexican Air Force flew Mark and many more Americans to other Mexican cities with operating airports.

09/17/2014

desperate to find daughter

More Than A Year Later, Roseville Mom Losing Hope Her Daughter Will Be Found

A Roseville woman should be celebrating her daughter’s birthday this weekend, but instead she’ll be wondering if she’s even alive.

09/11/2014

farming city

Sacramento Considering Allowing Urban Farming To Fight Blight, Promote Farm-To-Fork

Gardener Paul Trudeau isn’t harvesting vegetables on some remote farm down a dusty road off of Interstate 5, he’s doing it in the middle of Sacramento on his urban farm.

09/10/2014

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CHP Officers Threaten To Strictly Enforce Lower Speed Limit In Natomas I-80 Project

The next time you travel Interstate 80 in Natomas you’ll notice two big changes: a lower speed limit and a higher number of officers looking for offenders.

09/05/2014

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