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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
  • Woman killed in crash running from police identified

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is dead after a short police chase Tuesday on the city’s northeast side. Police said 54-year-old Aline Marie Williams was a suspect in a robbery at the JRS Travel Center just before 6 a.m. OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Williams and her companion, 60-year-old Sammie Nugent, are suspected of using a rubber mallet to threaten and rob a truck driver. When police arrived at JRS, Williams drove off in a green Chevy Trailblazer. After […]

  • Okla. Veterans gather to remember Pearl Harbor

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Fleet Reserve Association held a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Friday, marking the 71st anniversary of the attack on the Hawaiian port. A small group of veterans joined World War II sailor Damon Carlton at the Veterans Memorial near the capital. Carlton, 87, said the attack on Pearl Harbor inspired him to enlist seven months later. “Down deep it was always about revenge,” he said. “To get even, that’s just natural, I guess.” Carlton and other members […]

  • Police Sgt. killed in car accident

    EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City police have identified two victims in an early morning, single-car crash Wednesday. The two victims are Amber Brown, 30, and Sgt. Steven R. Elsass, 39. Elsass was a 12-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department working out of the Santa Fe division. OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Elsass was off-duty at the time of the accident. “It’s always difficult responding to a scene where it’s someone you know,” Capt. Nelson said. “He was a good officer, very […]

  • OFFICIALS: Escaped murderer may head for metro

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A murderer who escaped from prison Monday morning may be on his way to the metro, according to officials at the Department of Corrections. Jason Bales, 29, was convicted in 2007 for murdering his girlfriend’s mother, Stepheny Glass, in Oklahoma City. Monday morning he escaped from Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown, where he was serving a life sentence. Jerry Massie with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said prison officials still don’t know for sure how Bales […]

  • Suspect on run after hitting school bus

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Three children and a bus driver have been treated and released Tuesday after a school bus crash on the city’s northwest side. A woman driving a small white car ran a stop sign at N.W. 80th St.  and Classen Blvd. hitting a special needs bus carrying seven children.  Authorities said she was driving 40 to 50 miles per hour. The 4th grade children and the bus driver went to the hospital in good condition. The driver of the […]

  • Vets pay tribute to homeless hero

    NORMAN, Okla. – Veterans from all over the state gathered in Norman on Friday to honor a man whom none of them had ever met. Charles Wren, 64, died in October. He was homeless and a veteran of the United States Army. Though no family members attended his funeral, the pews at Primrose Funeral Home were full of veterans. “I think we share a common bond, we all, whether we served in peace time or war time, we all made […]

  • Judge under investigation after ignoring DHS warning

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Dewey County judge is being investigated after ruling a child should return to her mother’s custody despite concerns from doctors and the Department of Human Services. Judge Rick Bozarth twice gave custody of 1-year-old Braylee Hinkle to her mother, both times after doctors had expressed concerns that Braylee was being abused or neglected. Braylee’s mother has since been arrested and charged with child abuse. Braylee has suffered spinal damage and her grandfather said she might never […]

  • OKC and Tinker joint emergency exercise

    OKLAHOMA CITY – First responders joined with airmen from Tinker Air Force Base Thursday for a joint exercise testing inter-agency cooperation. Tinker fire crews set a small plane on fire in a field near I-240 and Air Depot Blvd., counting on first responders from both the base and the metro working together to extinguish the flames. Richard Kelley, battalion chief for the Oklahoma City Fire Department, oversaw the effort on the civilian side. “It gives us a good opportunity to […]

  • State unveils veteran driver’s license

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterans in Oklahoma can now get a special driver’s license identifying them as veterans. Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon unveiled the new license Thursday at the State Capital. “We owe [our veterans] a great deal,” Aragon said. “Freedom is not free and it costs the lives and limbs and bodies of a lot of our veterans and many of them are now on fixed incomes. This is a way that the people and businesses of Oklahoma can […]

  • Narcotics bureau: Metro gang problem a “never-ending battle”

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s drug problem is turning the metro area into a magnet for gang violence, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The most recent incident: Neighbors in the 5300 block of south Huddleston said an officer-involved shooting Thursday night was related to gang members carrying weapons. Mark Woodward with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) said even though law enforcement is successful in putting down gangs, more keep coming to the area. “You’re seeing some new [gangs] […]

  • String of robberies ends with teacher shot

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A series of armed robberies ended with a man shot on the city’s south side Monday morning. Oklahoma City Police said two black females and one black male robbed three people at gunpoint near the 6300 block of S. Robinson Ave. just after 7 a.m. High school teacher Cameron Lewis was one of the victims. “I just got finished scraping the ice off my windows and was about to go to work and a car pulled up […]