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Ian Parker is a general assignment reporter and photographer for Oklahoma's Freedom 43 TV. He joined the team in January 2011 (just in time for the blizzard).

Ian comes to Oklahoma from KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was a reporter, producer, weatherman, and occasional sportscaster.

During his tenure in Idaho, Ian covered everything from murders to the state fair.

He has dived into a pit of mashed potatoes (it was Idaho) and had his work featured on America's Most Wanted.

Life Goal: To one day have a life goal.

Favorite TV Show: Community

Favorite Car: 1991 Dodge Shadow convertible. It was my first baby.

4 Notable persons I'd invite to dinner: Socrates, Lincoln, Harrison Ford, Obama.

Favorite Food: Burger. Rare.

Hardest part of my job: Getting home on time.

Favorite holiday: Christmas or Halloween.

People are surprised when I tell them: I know all the answers in Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.

I like to listen to: Classic Rock

Favorite Book: Everything's Eventual

Best Part of the Day: Dinner

Favorite place to be other than work: Karaoke


Recent Articles
  • Norman construction rd accidents

    Multiple accidents force construction changes

    NORMAN, Okla. – Norman Public Works and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are examining the construction zone around the Main Street Bridge after multiple car accidents in that area sent several people to the hospital. Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary said both ODOT and Norman Public Works are looking at the construction zone to try to find ways to make it safer for drivers. Among the problems, abbreviated merging space and multiple construction areas. “There is a second project on […]

  • “Kindness” coming to Edmond schools

    EDMOND, Okla. – Edmond may end up being a kinder place to live this February. The Miss Oklahoma Liberty Fest Scholarship is teaming up with middle schools in Edmond to promote “28 Days of Kindness”. The event, lasting through February, is aimed at getting kids and teens to start putting others before themselves. Miss Edmond Liberty Fest 2012, Alex Eppler, is organizing the event. “Kindness has to be intentional. You have to act and you have to make a decision […]

  • Man shot dead in friend’s home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for leads after a man was shot dead in his friend’s home in the 6900 block of S. Shartel early Tuesday morning. Oklahoma City police are waiting to notify next of kin before releasing the victim’s name. Suspect information is scarce. “We’re trying to develop any type of suspect information right now,” Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Jennifer Wardlow said. “At this point we don’t have a suspect named. There have been no arrests made.” […]

  • 20-year-old killed in OKC home invasion

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early Monday after a burglar or burglars broke into the home where he was staying. The victim, Anthony Hartfield, Jr., was in town visiting family near N.E. 46th St. and Lottie, according to friends. Oklahoma City police said after kicking in the door, the burglar(s) encountered Hartfield nearby, shot him, then fled. Friends of Hartfield told us they think Anthony surprised the burglar(s), who wouldn’t have been expecting him in […]

  • Amber Stokke murdered in The Village

    Family speaks after pregnant loved one shot in The Village

    THE VILLAGE, Okla. – Family members are mourning a woman and her unborn baby, both ¬†gunned down in The Village late Thursday night. Police said Amber Stokke, 22, managed to drive about a block after being shot multiple times in her car outside her home on Sunnymeade Place. She was six months pregnant. Deputy Chief Steve Jagosh with The Village Police said detectives currently have no suspects. “Our investigators are interviewing multiple people right now and just continuing the investigation,” […]

  • Newschannel 4 viewers help family after fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Newschannel 4 viewers helped a family get back on its feet after a fire destroyed the family’s apartment on New Year’s Eve. Lakissia Sims and Shelibra Cole were away visiting friends when a candle set their apartment on fire just before midnight, December 31. We told their story last week, and since then generous viewers have given the family new hope. “We started getting calls from viewers saying they had stuff they could donate to us,” Sims […]

  • Great State: Pen and Ink Architecture

    GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA — Except for the regular movement of his right arm Charles Keller stays still as a stature when he draws. A pen and ink man hates to make mistakes. “One little mistake and you might as well throw it away,” he says. But the permanency of ink lends itself quite well to what Keller draws. His latest sketch is an old Colt model Dragoon Pistol. There is a lot of detail there, but look at the background, stone […]

  • Neighbors save each other from morning fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Wednesday morning apartment fire made heroes out of two residents who braved thick smoke to save their neighbors. Jonette Hill could only think of warning other residents after her neighbor knocked on her door before 3 a.m. and told her there was a fire in their building at the Mayfair Garden Apartments. “All I thought about was going upstairs and getting my two neighbors,” Hill said. “And by the time I opened the door the smoke […]

  • Fire destroys home of two metro families

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A fire at the Heritage Ridge apartment complex left two families to ring in the new year with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Shelibra Cole and her sister-in-law LaKissia Sims left their two boys, ages 5 and 17, alone in the apartment to go celebrate the new year with friends. Minutes later the fire department called them back. “I didn’t even pay attention to the apartment, I just ran to where they said [my son] […]

  • Woman loses wedding ring in courthouse security

    NORMAN, Okla. – While going through security, a woman lost her wedding ring at the Cleveland County courthouse on Tuesday. Heather Sanders said after security workers told her they could not help, she tried to get help from law enforcement.¬† “I’ve called the Sheriff’s department; they told me to call the sergeant. I called the sergeant [and got] no return call,” Sanders said. We took Sanders to the Sheriff’s Department in Norman on Friday, where she finally spoke with a […]

  • Oklahoma soldiers deploy to Middle East

    FT. SILL, Okla. – Five dozen soldiers with the 75th Fires Brigade out of Fort Sill are heading to the middle east. At the deployment ceremony Thursday, Brigade Commander Alfredo Najera offered words of encouragement to his soldiers and their families in the audience. “There are three things that I know for sure,” Najera said. “Number one, I know the families will be taken care of. Number two, I know [the soldiers] will take care of each other. Number three, […]