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?
There’s a lot more than grapes that go into that bottle there is a lot of cool science and technology and it’s all happening here in Sacramento.
The facility director of Fairytale Town says they’re thinking of upgrading it, and expanding the park by half an acre toward some soccer fields and a picnic area nearby. The planning is in the very early stages.
At a Bonfair gas station in Fairfield, the price recently dropped to $1.97. The Arco up the road says it plans to do the same next week to stay competitive.
The show is called “All-American Makers” and it’s about people who love to tinker with technology, and the hosts of the new show run a successful business doing just that.
Armando Ponce has been cutting hair in downtown, just a few blocks away from the arena site, for 20 years. He says several tenants have already moved out of the building where he works because the rent was getting too high, and he fears he could be next when his lease is up.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Department got help from dozens of people to get the wild horses found on a Swenson Avenue property away from danger.
The drought has been one of the bigger challenges for the family in the fields in recent years. Lately though, the concern has been temperatures, and how relatively warm they’ve been at night.
A Sacramento firefighter’s panic can be heard in the recordings of him calling out to his own for help as an early-morning fire turned more dangerous than first thought.
“My cousin there is a teacher there in France, and he was beat up in the school, and they go on the subways, they put on caps so people can’t tell they are Jewish,” he said.
The Realtor came to show a model home to someone she thought was a potential buyer, but instead was handcuffed and held captive by a man who is still on the run.
On Wednesday, at least nine measles cases were tied to Disneyland visits. Health officials say in that outbreak, one person came to the park and infected others. But doctors say in many cases, the spread could have been prevented.
They are drilling 60 feet down into the levee and filling it with a cement mixture to prevent water from seeping through. The levee under the H Street bridge is one of 30 sites they’ve been working on for 15 years.