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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
  • UPDATE: Feds say Okla. brewer can sell “Nobama Brew” nationwide

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government has lifted a distribution restriction on a local brewer, allowing him to sell his beer anywhere across the country. News Channel 4 aired a story about Rick Huebert’s trouble getting his newest novelty beer, Nobama Brew, approved for national distribution by the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Less than 24 hours after the story aired, Huebert received a phone call. “I got a phone call from Washington, from the TTB,” […]

  • Feds limit sales of “Nobama Brew” to Okla.

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Requests are pouring in for a local brewer’s new novelty beer but the government is saying he can’t sell the brew outside of Oklahoma.  Rick Huebert’s “Nobama Brew” has been a smash hit in the sooner state. The owner of Huebert Brewing Company can barely keep up with demand. That’s great news not just for the company but for all of Oklahoma. Huebert Brewing Marketing Directer Christa Miles said the company tries its best to keep work local. […]

  • Local ‘Nobama’ beer has some Oklahomans buzzed

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A local brewer’s politically charged beer is making Oklahomans tipsy. ‘Nobama Brew,’ made by Huebert Brewing Company, has become the beer of choice for many Oklahomans who aren’t fans of the president. Brewery owner Rick Huebert is not shy about his political leanings. “I’ve never been a fan of Obama,” Huebert said. Huebert has been brewing as much Nobama beer as he can to meet demand. He said he’s sold thousands of bottles just in the past […]

  • Mother killed, teens injured in N.E. OKC shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A new mother is dead and two teenagers injured after a shooting Wednesday night on the city’s northeast side. Police responded to a 911 call at the corner of N.E. 18th St. and Kelham Ave. just before 10:30 p.m.  Police found the teens and mother on the porch of a home where one neighbor said they were having a small get-together.  The teenagers,18-year-old Titus Gaddis and 18-year-old Courtney Henson, were treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries.  […]

  • Wildfire threatens city

    GEARY, Okla — A fire in Blaine and Canadian county continues to have hotspots after burning 1,000 acres of land. Fire Chief Choape said all local crews remain on the scene controlling the flames that are now in the black. The fire started Thursday afternoon in a canyon in Canadian County. Rough terrain made it difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze as it made its way to the nearby city of Geary. “This whole area was engulfed in flames. […]

  • Neighbors say shooting likely gang-related

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A possible gang shooting left one teenager dead in the street Sunday night near N.W. 105th St. and Western Ave.  Neighbors said 15-year-old Richard Morales was shot after he was seen arguing with other young men at a nearby gas station. “The other young men went somewhere, got some weapons, then came back,” neighbor Antione Cutler said. “Then [Morales and his friend] were walking home…that’s when he got gunned down.” Oklahoma City Police do not have anyone […]

  • Free dresses for military brides

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Women in the service or marrying a service member deploying overseas will have a chance to take home a free wedding dress this Tuesday.  Brides Across America will be working with Impression Bridal in Oklahoma City to give away designer wedding dresses, some with a price tag normally in the thousands of dollars.  Melissa Herrera, store manager at Impression Bridal, said the giveaway is a great way to support the strongest of women, military wives. “A free […]

  • Car hits patrons in club parking lot, flees scene

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a driver who injured several pedestrians early Thursday morning as he made his way through a parking lot and then fled the scene. Just after 1:30 a.m. Oklahoma City Police responded to the parking lot of Cowboys OKC, formerly Club Rodeo, at S.W. 23rd St. and Meridian Ave. The car, moving very slowly through the parking lot, bumped into several people leaving the club. The injuries were so minor all of the victims […]

  • UPDATE: Shawnee man dribbles way to Game 2

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A Shawnee man is heading to Game 2 of the NBA finals after dribbling a basketball for over 13 hours. Terry Austin, 27, won KJ103’s Dribble ‘Til You Drop contest on Wednesday. “There’s nothing bigger right now than Thunder Mania,” KJ103’s TJ Brown said. “So we thought, how can we combine basketball with a fun contest and some of our fun listeners? We came up with TJ, Janet and Jrod’s Dribble ‘Til You Drop.” The contest began […]

  • Man running across U.S. for vets stops in Okla.

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A man running across the country to spread awareness of veteran issues stopped in Oklahoma City on Monday. Albie Masland, 29, said he started running more and more after a bout of hard luck. “A relationship didn’t work out, my grandfather passed away, I couldn’t find work and I found myself generally unhappy,” Masland said. Running became a way for him to clear his head, to focus, but soon that wasn’t enough. “I would always think to […]

  • Mother seeking answers in son’s death

    MOORE, Okla.—A month after a 27-year-old man’s body was found in Lake Thunderbird, his mother is now on a quest for answers about how her son died. Roosevelt Livingston drowned in Lake Thunderbird last month. Livingston’s mother, Lyria Henderson, says she will not rest until she knows for sure how her son died. However, law enforcement officials say further investigation into his death is not necessary. Henderson said, “He loved his daughter. He was a good son, a good brother, […]