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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
  • Community remembers golf visionary

    EDMOND, Okla. – Few outside the golfing community know the name Joe Walser, Jr., but his impact on Oklahoma and the game of golf was immeasurable. Walser built several golf courses around the country. Some – like Oak Tree National in Edmond – are world-famous. Saturday the local golfing community gathered at Oak Tree to honor Walser, a man whom many called a visionary. “What he did was something no one’s ever done. It goes farther than the Oklahoma golf […]

  • Ian Parker in metro flooding

    Drivers stranded after storm floods metro

    BETHANY, Okla. — Intense rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning caused flooding on city streets that left at least half a dozen drivers stranded. Among them,Taylor Williams, whose car stopped running in the middle of Route 66 just west of MacArthur Blvd.  “[Route 66] was like a big ol’ river. I tried to putt-putt my way through it but my car just got wet,” Williams said. Most drivers were able to make it through the near knee-deep water but some […]

  • Ian Parker pushing car

    Freedom 43 TV’s Ian Parker saves stranded drivers

    Freedom 43 TV’s Ian Parker helps drivers stranded in flooding Wednesday morning after the storms.

  • Okla. finding alternatives for booming criminal population

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Lawmakers have voted to seek alternate ways of dealing with Oklahoma's booming criminal population.

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    Lack of funding hurting state prisons

    HOMINY, Okla. - Dick Conner Correctional Center Warden Terry Martin knows how easy it can be for an offender to break out of his cell.

  • Prison overcrowding puts system in trouble

    OKLAHOMA CITY — When it comes to putting people in prison, the United States is the best in the world.  Oklahoma is the best of the best. “Oklahoma is number one in the rate of female incarceration per capita. That’s number one not only in the United States, but in the world. And we’re number two for men,” Justin Jones said, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He knows despite the appeal of locking up every criminal in the state, […]

  • WWII vet gets diploma

    YALE, Okla. – A World War II veteran who put family and country before his own education received his high school diploma on Saturday. Frank Bickell, 86, crossed the stage in the Yale High School gym along with 40 other, much younger graduates. “I feel smarter,” Bickell said. “And I sure do appreciate it.” Bickell dropped out of high school in the early 40s to get a job and help his parents, who still hadn’t recovered from the Great Depression. […]

  • Godzilla missing

    Godzilla missing after overnight break-in

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An unusual break-in Thursday morning left one local store owner scratching his head. Thieves smashed the front window of New World Comics but, according to the store’s owner, Buck Berlin, only took a two-foot-tall rubber Godzilla figure. “It’s worth maybe $30,” Berlin said. The item was a strange target for thieves since the store also had several comic books with $100 price tags. The alarm company called Berlin shortly after 5 a.m. and when he got to […]

  • Raising funds

    Local girl raising money for fallen soldier’s daughters

    ENID, Okla. – An 11-year-old girl is doing everything she can to support the kids of a fallen Oklahoma soldier. Sydney Wyatt is hosting an online auction to raise money for Mycaela and Raelynn Prince, the daughters of Sergeant Mycal Prince. Mycal Prince was killed while serving with the Oklahoma Army National Guard in Afghanistan last September. The soldier who escorted his body back to the United States is a friend of Sydney’s parents. “I think that made it very […]

  • Robinson Chase

    Police chase ends in N.W. OKC crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A police chase through N.W. Oklahoma City streets ends at 63rd and Robinson Monday morning. Authorities tried to pull over a silver Honda near N.E. 50th and Kelley Ave. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the suspect was speeding down city streets when a trooper attempted to pull him over. That’s when the chase began. It lasted only minutes, was confined to city streets and reached speeds up to 65 mph. At one point, the suspect drove […]

  • Remembering friend

    Hundreds drive in to remember friend

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Over a thousand people crowded the Crossroads Mall on Saturday but not many of them made it past the parking lot. People came to raise awareness and finances to battle cystic fibrosis in honor of Cody Sheets, a 25-year-old man who loved cars and lost his battle with the disease back in February. Cupcake Meet 13: Cupcakin’ for CF Care hosted the fundraiser along with some help from Friction Motor Sports. “He’s up there looking down on us […]