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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.


Recent Articles
  • Two inmates stabbed during brawl at Oklahoma County Jail

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A brawl at the Oklahoma County Jail sent two inmates to the hospital with stab wounds. Investigators say it happened on the eighth floor during recreation time. A fight broke out between two men and it turned into a brawl. “When the last detention officer had walked out of the cell, one inmate attacked another inmate and pretty soon there was several inmates on top of each other,” said Mark Opgrande with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. […]

  • Drugs, electronics, counterfeit money, stolen mail found in car of sleeping couple

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police said drugs and a large number of drug-related items as well as stolen property were found in the car of a sleeping couple. Allegedly, apartment security discovered the scene. “They called and said they found two individuals sleeping in a car and they observed what they believed was drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City police. It happened at the Brookwood Village Apartments near S.W. 89th and Shartel. Police said […]

  • “I’ll have to go live under a bridge someplace,” Elderly citizens storm state capitol to stop budget cuts

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Elderly citizens rallied Monday at the state capitol, fearing they will be tossed out on the streets. “If they take Advantage away, I’ll have to go live under a bridge someplace,” said 92-year-old Loraine Carter. “I don’t have anybody. Everybody in my family has passed away.” The Advantage waiver program helps fund housing and other services for the state’s elderly and other vulnerable citizens. The program could be cut next month due to the budget crisis. During […]

  • Police investigate after naked man stabbed to death in northeast Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating after a naked man was stabbed to death in northeast Oklahoma City. The stabbing was reported on Sunday morning at a house near N.E. 39th and Prospect. “We just have a bunch of blood, and it looks like there was an altercation inside the house,” sait Lt. Ron Northcutt with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Police said a woman delivering newspapers found the man lying on the front porch, covered in blood. Police originally […]

  • Local woman creates campaign to save St. Gregory’s

    NORMAN, Okla. – A metro woman is determined to save St. Gregory’s University after the school announced it will be closing at the end of the year. Pat Keithley says St. Gregory’s has been the one constant in her life. It’s where she met her husband and where she got married. “It was very special,” she said. “We had three of the priests have the ceremony. We had lots of family. It was really beautiful. It was so special because […]

  • Norman Fire Department launches new bicycle units

    NORMAN, Okla. – Fire crews in Norman have a new approach when responding to medical emergencies. The fire department deployed its bicycle unit for the first time on Saturday during the OU versus TCU game. “It’s just going to make everyone a lot safer,” said Captain Robert Carrick. “We’re there, we can get to people quicker if they’re having a real emergency and it just makes for better outcomes for most people.” The firefighters on bicycles won’t be inside the […]

  • ‘I actually feel sick,’ Student finds mold on lunch at Oklahoma City high school

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a moldy surprise for one metro student at lunch. A student at Putnam City North High School was served a sandwich with mold on it — and she took a photo to prove it. “It was a mistake, and it’s a mistake we’ll fix,” said Steve Lindley with Putnam City Schools. Lindley said 19,000 meals are served each day in the district and 1,700 of them are at Putnam City North. The food is delivered […]

  • Behavioral health advocates rally in support of bill aimed to tackle state budget crisis; oil lobbyists counter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Oklahoma House voted on a budget Wednesday, the Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association hosted a rally in support of HB 1054. Advocates at the capitol urged lawmakers to vote ‘yes’ in an effort to not only fill a void in the budget but to also preserve funding for agencies like the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services and the Health Care Authority. “We are […]

  • OU fan says car was vandalized by OSU fan during Bedlam

    STILLWATER, Okla. – An OU fan says his car was vandalized by an OSU fan during the Bedlam game over the weekend. Kyle Antognini says he was tailgating near campus with both OU and OSU fans and didn’t notice the damage until he got back to his home in Edmond. “The way the light hit it, when I got it back in the garage on Sunday, I noticed something shining weird,” he said. He took a closer look, and “OSU” […]

  • One dead, one injured after plane crashes in Alva

    ALVA, Okla. – Pilot David Thomas Chael of Enid, Oklahoma is dead and another is in critical condition after a private plane crashed in Alva on Saturday just north of a local hospital. The Beachcraft Bonanza aircraft was southbound approaching the north side of the airport when the cowl hatch opened.  The passenger was piloting at the time, but Chael took over when the cowl hatch opened.  The landing gear deployed and the front wheel struck power lines leaving many […]

  • Young athletes from Oklahoma, Texas compete in Wheelchair Basketball Regional Championship

    EDMOND, Okla. – More than one hundred young athletes competed in the wheelchair basketball regional championship on Saturday. The tournament was held at the University of Central Oklahoma and athletes from both the sooner state and Texas came to compete. “The kids go through drills, and drills, and drills and drills until it gets pounded in their head,” said organizer and coach Brian Gibson. For mom Amanda Gellenback, her sons, Malachai and Joshuah, have found their passion. “Schools don’t offer […]