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.
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?
Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years.
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.
No homes burned in the July 4 fire, but smoke from the 160-acre blaze postponed a Sacramento Republic FC match and nearly meant the cancellation of the Cal Expo fireworks show.
Walt Heiges with the Sacramento Valley Astronomers Society says the phenomenon happens when the full moon is closer than usual in its orbit. Depending on where it is in the sky, a Supermoon can play tricks on your eyes.
Her grandmother’s ashes were resting at Sierra View Memorial Park, but she noticed something was very wrong when she came to visit a couple of days ago.
The goats aren’t part of some new petting zoo. They’re part of a plan by the city to take a bite out of grass fires like the one that ripped through the park in 2013.
Little is left in a small town about an hour southwest of Sacramento after a wind-driven grass fire ate up home after home.
He’s one of many on Instagram in Sacramento posting pictures of the city from all angles. The visitors bureau is tapping into those pictures of everything from farm-to-fork, stunning sunsets and everything Sacramento.
The fire broke out on Stockton Boulevard and quickly spread to other buildings and abandoned cars. The area was filled with vacant homes and debris, creating a difficult situation for first responders.
A truck filled with unprocessed nuts could fetch more than $10,000. Some farmers have had to hire additional security guards and put up fences at processing plants to protect their investment.
Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon, was arrested on felony weapons charges as part of Weston Ranch Operation Ceasefire, which targeted an increase in shootings and robberies in the area.
Josh Cornelison says Bergdahl was a quiet guy who kept to himself, and all of a sudden vanished in the middle of the night while serving in Afghanistan. He would eventually be captured by the Taliban.