A native Oklahoman, Ian grew up in Edmond and joined NewsChannel 4 in February 2017.
Ian attended the University of Houston, where he studied at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.

Before joining KFOR, Ian spent time reporting, producing and anchoring at KAGS, the NBC station in College Station, Texas. There, he shot, edited and produced all of his own stories.

During his time at KAGS, Ian chronicled the massive Blue Bell recall, covered tornadoes, floods and even protests. He also interviewed political figures like presidential candidate Ben Carson. Many of his stories from this time were seen around the country.

In December of 2016, Alt-right leader Richard Spencer’s visit to Texas A&M sparked outrage and protests. Ian was able to interview Spencer about his controversial political views.

Prior to his time in Aggieland, Ian was a reporter at KLTV in Tyler, Texas where he also shot and edited his own stories.

Before starting his career, Ian interned at ABC 13 and FOX 26 in Houston, where he got his first real-world taste of broadcast journalism.

Ian enjoys telling all kinds of stories and maybe even yours. You can contact Ian at ian.smith@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
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    EDMOND, Okla. – A crew with Edmond Electric is in hurricane-ravaged Florida helping with the recovery. “We sent seven guys down to Tallahassee to help with the power restoration efforts,” said Casey Moore with the City of Edmond. “Two bucket trucks, a digger truck, and a supervisor.” The workers joined crews from across the nation as part of the American Power Association relief effort. “Mutual aid in the electric business is really a pretty big deal because when you have […]

  • Oklahoma man attacks woman and her daughter with a pipe wrench

    BRADLEY, Okla. – Authorities say a man attacked a woman and her daughter with a pipe wrench. The woman was at her home airing up a tire on her car and her daughter was inside the vehicle. “As she was standing there she heard a big bang,” said Undersheriff Phil Blevins with Grady County. “She looked up, she saw that her brother-in-law had used a wrench, a big pipe wrench, and had hit the windshield of her husband’s vehicle.” Investigators […]

  • Two teens shot at N.W. OKC apartment complex

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police were called to an apartment complex near Wilshire and Lyrewood Lane late Friday night after someone shot two teens. It happened at the Tuscany Village apartment complex. “I just saw a whole bunch of lights and some fire trucks and ambulances,” said resident Steven Allums. The teens were taken to the hospital for their injuries but are expected to be okay. Police say a group of men confronted the teens and someone pulled out a gun. […]

  • Mid-Del sub accused of soliciting sex from a minor is also ordained minister

    DEL CITY, Okla. – The former substitute teacher accused of soliciting minors for sex is also an ordained minister. “I can testify that I have been through some things that I have spent many nights tossing and turning,” said Darris Turner in a video taken at a local church and posted online. Using the Instagram name “mr.sideburns29,” police say Turner preyed on teen girls and sent them lewd photos of himself. “First of all, he admitted to nothing,” said Major […]

  • Cushing middle school teacher arrested for inappropriate contact with a minor

    CUSHING, Okla. – A middle school teacher is in jail after he allegedly asked a 13-year-old girl to send him explicit photos. “A teacher in Cushing was Snap-chatting a 13-year-old middle school student asking her for sexually explicit photos,” said Lt. Jeff Watts with Stillwater Police. Police say 24-year-old Seth Swaim also made plans to pick up the girl from a local park and take her back to his place alone. But the girl’s parents contacted police. When Swaim arrived […]

  • OKC family scares off burglar with loudspeaker

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A family says they caught a burglar on camera stealing from their vehicles—and told him via loud speaker to get lost. “Get out of here!,” the man could be heard yelling at the suspect. Savannah Hans and her husband says they have a Ring security system. “We have a Ring camera, so it alerts our cell phone when there’s motion in our driveway,” said Hans. “So that camera went off about four o’clock in the morning.” They […]

  • Multiple Marietta homes damaged in possible tornado

    MARIETTA, Okla. – Several Marietta homes have been damaged after a possible tornado tore through the town Tuesday morning. “My backdoor flew open. Debris, wind, rain, water just flying into our house,” said Lauren Love. “There was wind and, I promise, I thought the train was right outside my bedroom door-window. And, then, all of the sudden, this house shook like we were having an earthquake.” At least seven homes were damaged and one had its entire roof torn off […]

  • One dead after shooting at metro flea market

    OKLAHOMA CITY -One man is dead after a shooting at Karen’s Ultimate Treasures Flea Market near 44th and Bryant. Officials say two vendors or employees got into a fight when one pulled a gun and fatally shot the other. “We still have to figure out exactly what this physical confrontation was,” said Lt. Jeff Spruill with Oklahoma City Police. “Whether or not there might be a self defense claim or whether or not one took undue advantage of the other.” […]

  • Oklahoma woman worried after she says her Sonic drink contained mercury

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman says she found mercury in her Sonic drink. “So, halfway through drinking it, I noticed something strange in my mouth,” said Kyla Farris, who sent to the Lexington Sonic franchise on August 28. “They just started multiplying and I felt them just sliding down the back of my throat and moving around towards the inside of my cheek and up around my mouth,” said Farris, who says she went to a nearby clinic right […]

  • Luther man is angry after he says OG&E poisoned more than 100 of his trees

    LUTHER, Okla. – A metro man says OG&E showed up to his property without notice and killed more than a hundred of his trees. “No, there’s no notice and that crew confessed, no we didn’t try to knock on your door or they didn’t try calling me,” said Steve Morse, who lives on a rural property near the turnpike. “There’s well over a hundred trees at least that they poisoned.” Morse says he came home to find a crew on […]

  • Authorities investigate alleged assault at Putnam City West High School

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are investigating after Putnam City officials said a student was assaulted by four other students at Putnam City West High School. According to the district, the incident happened on September 28. Officials also said one employee was placed on leave. The district did not elaborate on the nature of the assault, but sources and a parent claim a teen boy was sexually assaulted. A parent, whose teen daughter goes to the school, didn’t want to be […]