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. finding alternatives for booming criminal population

    Posted on: 12:17 pm, May 29, 2012, by , updated on: 12:25pm, May 29, 2012

    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

    Posted on: 9:18 am, May 25, 2012, by , updated on: 03:35pm, May 25, 2012

    HOMINY, Okla. - Dick Conner Correctional Center Warden Terry Martin knows how easy it can be for an offender to break out of his cell.
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    inmate
  • Prison overcrowding puts system in trouble

    Posted on: 9:00 pm, May 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 01:20pm, May 24, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — When it comes to putting people in prison, the United States is the best in the world. ...
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  • WWII vet gets diploma

    Posted on: 4:06 pm, May 8, 2012, by and

    YALE, Okla. – A World War II veteran who put family and country before his own education received his high...
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  • Godzilla missing after overnight break-in

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, May 3, 2012, by and , updated on: 05:30pm, May 3, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An unusual break-in Thursday morning left one local store owner scratching his head. Thieves smashed the front...
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    Godzilla missing
  • Local girl raising money for fallen soldier’s daughters

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, May 1, 2012, by and , updated on: 01:57pm, May 3, 2012

    ENID, Okla. – An 11-year-old girl is doing everything she can to support the kids of a fallen Oklahoma soldier....
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    Raising funds
  • Police chase ends in N.W. OKC crash

    Posted on: 10:35 am, April 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:39am, April 23, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A police chase through N.W. Oklahoma City streets ends at 63rd and Robinson Monday morning. Authorities tried...
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    Robinson Chase
  • Hundreds drive in to remember friend

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, April 21, 2012, by , updated on: 04:49pm, April 22, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Over a thousand people crowded the Crossroads Mall on Saturday but not many of them made it...
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    Remembering friend
  • Flowers to honor bombing victims

    Posted on: 2:06 pm, April 19, 2012, by , updated on: 04:26pm, April 19, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Before the ceremony to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever, before the...
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    field of empty chairs day
  • High-speed chase ends in crash, drug bust

    Posted on: 12:38 pm, April 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 04:40pm, April 17, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A suspected meth dealer is in custody after a high-speed police chase Tuesday Morning. Dakota Barton, 22,...
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  • Norman residents pick up debris after tornado

    Posted on: 3:53 pm, April 16, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:59pm, April 16, 2012

    NORMAN, Okla. — Residents hit by Friday’s tornadoes are still cleaning up the mess left behind. Yards and driveways near...
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  • Okla. welcomes home troops from 45th

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, April 5, 2012, by , updated on: 04:25pm, April 5, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 200 soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home to Will Rogers Air...
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    Sergeant First Class Preston Crites comes home