Ian Reitz co-anchors Channel 4 News Today weekday mornings from 4 to 7 a.m. He is also the station's health reporter.
If the weather cooperates Ian spends most weekends outside. He loves to hike and his top picks in Middle Tennessee include Percy and Edwin Warner Parks. Ian is also a huge fan of live music and food, which is a great combo for Music City. He's always checking out a cool new restaurant or a great concert in town.
At WSMV Ian has played a key role in covering some of the biggest stories in Nashville. He won an Emmy for Breaking News coverage of a deadly tornado in 2013. He also won an Emmy for Best Morning Newscast, where he field anchored the station's coverage of an explosion at the Opryland Hotel in 2012. That same year the Tennessee Associated Press named Ian ‘Best TV News Anchor.'
Ian came to Nashville from Tucson, AZ, where he worked at KGUN as co-anchor of Good Morning Tucson. There he covered the intense debate over immigration reform, hit the campaign trail with Sen. John McCain and took viewers inside an Arizona polygamist community. He also helped lead the station's coverage of the deadly mass shooting and assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
After four years in the desert, Ian says his golf game should be much better. However, he spent most weekends hiking, biking and exploring. He found out that Southern Arizona has some great wineries, Tucson has the southernmost ski resort in the country, and he learned the hard way to always hide the trash cans from javelina.
Prior to Arizona, Ian worked in El Paso, TX, as an anchor/reporter at KTSM. Ian's first reporting job was in another desert, Palm Springs, CA, at KMIR.
He graduated from Chapman University in Orange, CA, with two degrees, one in Broadcast Journalism and the other in Political Science. He was selected by faculty as the University Valedictorian.
For the most part, Ian grew up in Gig Harbor, WA. His dad served in the U.S. Navy for two decades, so he also lived in places like New York City and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Ian and his wife are thrilled to call the Music City their home.
You can send Ian a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.