Ira joined the News 5 Today morning team in March of 2015 and is so excited to be back west! Prior to coming to KOAA, Ira spent nearly 14 years in Charlotte NC at NBC Charlotte anchoring the morning show from 2011 to 2015.
Prior to his role in news, Ira spent 10 years as a sports anchor with WCNC, coming from KSTU Fox 13 in Salt Lake City in 2001. While in Salt Lake he covered the professional and college sports beat in Utah, and handled weekend sports anchoring. He has also held positions at KSL-TV (NBC) in Salt Lake City, beginning as a sports intern and becoming an editor and news photographer. While there, he covered the Atlanta Olympics. His voice was the talent on the sports website Seasonticket.com.
Ira was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended college at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where he earned his bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis on broadcasting. He was named the Outstanding Graduate – Broadcast Emphasis from Weber State when he graduated in 1996.
Ira is married to the former Holly Ewell, a Registered Nurse, and they have three daughters. Ira spends his spare time chasing his kids, and trying to work in a round of golf here and there.