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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?

coper thieves

Copper Thieves Disguising Crimes By Appearing Legitimate With Vests, Vehicles

Sacramento Police says some of the vest-wearing people aren’t part of a construction crew, but are instead copper thieves looking to outsmart anyone who could expose them.

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sobriety test

Surveillance Video Shows State Senator’s Sobriety Test During DUI Arrest

A photo posted on Twitter by a fellow member of the Latino Caucus appears to show Hueso drinking wine at the Capitol on Thursday night, just hours before was arrested for an alleged DUI.

08/22/2014

ID theft arrests

Roseville Drug Bust Leads Police To Identity Theft Ring Affecting Up To 100 People

Roseville Police say a few days ago they arrested Carlos Aranda during a drug stop. In addition to finding meth in his car, officers also found stolen checks and fake IDs—red flags for identity theft.

08/21/2014

SMUD mixup

Bill Mixup Leaves Woman Paying Neighbor’s Electrical Bills For More Than A Year

The only thing on during that two-week vacation was her refrigerator. But when she got the bill, she saw plenty of activity and a charge of nearly $60.

08/20/2014

Kings sign indian player

Sacramento Kings Make Big Addition By Signing First Player Of Indian Descent

He’s a big player, but the move the Sacramento Kings made by signing Sim Bhullar is even bigger. The 7-foot, 5-inch tall player is the first person of Indian descent to sign an NBA contract.

08/15/2014

business drying up

Business Drying Up Near Folsom Lake As Drought Shrinks Reservoir

From boat and equipment rentals to food and drink sales, many businesses are taking a hit, and some are wondering if a wet rainy season could save their business.

08/14/2014

embezzlement arrest

Stockton Doctor Accused Of Embezzling More Than $500,000 From Former Boss

Instead of looking through a microscope at tissue samples, Dr. Elvira Milano was looking at a judge in handcuffs on Friday, accused of stealing more than $500,000 from her former boss.

08/08/2014

walking an illegal line

Slacklining Proponents Walking Fine Line With Davis Parks Officials

The city of Davis is laying down the law on the lines after getting complaints from people concerned trees are being damaged, and they’re worried about people running into the lines in a busy park.

08/06/2014

liberia ebola

Local Woman Concerned About Fiance In Liberia Amid Deadly Ebola Outbreak

Lana Spellman’s just returned from Liberia after visiting her fiance Walter, who is in one of the several west African countries trying to stop the spread of ebola.

08/01/2014

catalytic converter theft

Catalytic Converter Thieves Hit Roseville Businesses’ Parking Lots

The costly crime usually takes just minutes to do. The part that converts emissions into less toxic exhaust is a popular target for thieves, because the gold, platinum and other metals inside it are easily scrapped for cash.

07/30/2014

rattlesnake increase

Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer To California Homes

Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years.

07/25/2014

water shortage homeless

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes Facing Bottled Water Shortage For Homeless

Temperatures were in the mid-90s on Thursday and will go even higher this weekend. Loaves and Fishes says it needs the public’s health to prevent deaths from dehydration.

07/24/2014

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