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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?

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

CBS13

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

Credit: CBS13

Police: Fairfield Sexual Assault Suspect Could Have Telltale Marks Of Struggle

Women are running scared in Fairfield and a predator is on the prowl, linked to four sexual batteries in the past month.

09/04/2014

tricycle

Community Rallies To Replace Elderly Sacramento Woman’s Stolen Tricycle

The three-wheeled cycle was 75-year-old Pat Ramsey’s main mode of transportation. Just listening to her talk about it might remind you of being a kid again.

09/03/2014

Napa

Most Napa Businesses Still Open For Labor Day Weekend After Magnitude-6.0 Earthquake

The damage estimate from Sunday’s temblor is at $300 million and expected to rise as more than 800 homes and business have to be inspected.

08/28/2014

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.

08/27/2014

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

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