Ian Parker

Freedom 43 TV Reporter

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

  • Okla. Veterans gather to remember Pearl Harbor

    Posted on: 12:03 pm, December 7, 2012, by , updated on: 12:10pm, December 7, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Fleet Reserve Association held a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Friday, marking the 71st anniversary of the...
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    Remembering Pearl Harbor
  • Police Sgt. killed in car accident

    Posted on: 1:13 pm, December 5, 2012, by and , updated on: 04:28pm, December 5, 2012

    EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City police have identified two victims in an early morning, single-car crash Wednesday. The two victims...
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    Police Sgt. Steven Ryan Elsass
  • OFFICIALS: Escaped murderer may head for metro

    Posted on: 2:33 pm, December 4, 2012, by , updated on: 02:40pm, December 4, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A murderer who escaped from prison Monday morning may be on his way to the metro, according...
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  • Suspect on run after hitting school bus

    Posted on: 1:16 pm, November 27, 2012, by and , updated on: 03:57pm, November 27, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Three children and a bus driver have been treated and released Tuesday after a school bus crash...
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    School bus hit and run accident
  • Vets pay tribute to homeless hero

    Posted on: 1:50 pm, November 16, 2012, by , updated on: 02:05pm, November 16, 2012

    NORMAN, Okla. – Veterans from all over the state gathered in Norman on Friday to honor a man whom none...
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  • Judge under investigation after ignoring DHS warning

    Posted on: 3:18 pm, November 12, 2012, by , updated on: 04:35pm, November 12, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Dewey County judge is being investigated after ruling a child should return to her mother’s custody...
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  • OKC and Tinker joint emergency exercise

    Posted on: 1:38 pm, November 8, 2012, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – First responders joined with airmen from Tinker Air Force Base Thursday for a joint exercise testing inter-agency...
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  • State unveils veteran driver’s license

    Posted on: 1:04 pm, November 1, 2012, by and

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterans in Oklahoma can now get a special driver’s license identifying them as veterans. Oklahoma Secretary of...
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  • Narcotics bureau: Metro gang problem a “never-ending battle”

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, October 19, 2012, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s drug problem is turning the metro area into a magnet for gang violence, according to the...
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  • String of robberies ends with teacher shot

    Posted on: 1:21 pm, October 8, 2012, by , updated on: 05:16pm, October 8, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A series of armed robberies ended with a man shot on the city’s south side Monday morning....
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  • UPDATE: Feds say Okla. brewer can sell “Nobama Brew” nationwide

    Posted on: 2:32 pm, September 28, 2012, by

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government has lifted a distribution restriction on a local brewer, allowing him to sell his...
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  • Feds limit sales of “Nobama Brew” to Okla.

    Posted on: 4:00 pm, September 27, 2012, by , updated on: 05:25pm, September 27, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Requests are pouring in for a local brewer’s new novelty beer but the government is saying he...
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