Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald


My name is Ian, I’ve lived in Sacramento for my whole life and I’m a web producer at FOX40.

Prior to working at KTXL, I was editor-in-chief at the Sac City Express. The Express is the student newspaper at Sacramento City College. Before becoming editor-in-chief, I worked as multimedia editor, entertainment editor and as a general assignment reporter.

I’m known around the newsroom for…

I like to fist bump or high-five people as they walk past my desk, which is adorned with a Han Solo bobblehead, a Chewbacca Pez dispenser and a small Yoda figurine.

What keeps me going

When I started at KTXL, I was a writer on the morning show. Waking up at 1 a.m. every morning led me to develop, let’s say, an appreciation for coffee. I also listen to a lot of punk and metal (read: fast, intense music). On top of all of that, I have a genuine love for what I do.

I give back to my community by…

I have a hand in keeping my community informed, just like everyone else that works in news. Also, I don’t litter.

Why FOX40?

I love Sacramento, I love working in news (especially as an online journalist) and I pretty much have my dream job at FOX40.

If I had free time, I would…

I would read more, get caught up on TV shows that all my friends are freaking out about, I would play more music and, of course, spend more time with friends, family and my lovely girlfriend.

You can follow me on Twitter at @FOX_Ian.

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