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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?

animal accidents

Caltrans Warns Deer Accidents On Rise At Highway 50 And Interstate 80

“In that particular area, [Highway] 50 and [Interstate] 80, there have been a lot of wildfires, which means there is less vegetation, and the animals need to travel forward to forage,” she said.

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Roseville Woman’s Ring Lost On Halloween Returned By Teens In Doctor Who Costumes

So they went out in their Doctor Who costumes to get some candy, but they got a lot more than that when they stopped at Sharrie Crockell’s home.

11/14/2014

regrowing the forest

Camino Nursery Helps Regrow California Forest Trees Lost To Wildfires

It starts with tiny sugar pine seedlings that will one day blossom and be placed back on the once charred land. The U.S. Forest Service raises more than 3 million trees each year to replace area hit hard by massive wildfires.

11/13/2014

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South Sacramento SWAT Standoff Ends Without Suspect’s Capture

Flash bangs were tossed into the South Sacramento home on 24th Avenue, and the community was kept at bay for hours on Monday.

11/12/2014

airbnb

Sacramento, Airbnb Hope To Fend Off Usual Arguments Over Hotel Taxes

Many cities argue that Airbnb is operating just like a hotel, and therefore users should have to pay a tax, as they would with hotels. Travelers opt for Airbnb because it’s a cheaper option.

11/05/2014

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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.

10/31/2014

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

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