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A native Oklahoman, Ian grew up in Edmond and joined NewsChannel 4 in February 2017.
Ian attended the University of Houston, where he studied at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.

Before joining KFOR, Ian spent time reporting, producing and anchoring at KAGS, the NBC station in College Station, Texas. There, he shot, edited and produced all of his own stories.

During his time at KAGS, Ian chronicled the massive Blue Bell recall, covered tornadoes, floods and even protests. He also interviewed political figures like presidential candidate Ben Carson. Many of his stories from this time were seen around the country.

In December of 2016, Alt-right leader Richard Spencer’s visit to Texas A&M sparked outrage and protests. Ian was able to interview Spencer about his controversial political views.

Prior to his time in Aggieland, Ian was a reporter at KLTV in Tyler, Texas where he also shot and edited his own stories.

Before starting his career, Ian interned at ABC 13 and FOX 26 in Houston, where he got his first real-world taste of broadcast journalism.

Ian enjoys telling all kinds of stories and maybe even yours. You can contact Ian at ian.smith@kfor.com.


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