Friends, family, bloggers, and cast and Crew of HOI news and WEEK turned out to bid adieu to HOI news-anchor Ian Schwartz last Friday at Kellehers. Ian is relocating back to his old stomping grounds of Mesa, AZ. Sniff sniff.
I will never forget Ian's humor, fearlessness and the sensational piece he did on internet predators. He put the dude from "Dateline" to shame in a very understated, Ian sort of way. My fav memory of him is last Christmas Eve when he did the newscast as Santa Claus. I didn't even realize it was him but caught on when Santa kept talking about what a great newsman Ian Schwartz was. Guess I need to teach him a thing or two about subtlety.
One of the more notable moments of the evening was the HOI camera man telling the Bloggers a surefire way to get press passes. Heh heh. I'd tell you all, but then I'd have to kill ya! Below from Left to right is Ian, me, and the infamous Scott Janz.
Below Left to right, Paul Wilkinson, Ashley McNamee, Jen Christensen, me and Gina Ford.
Ian, We will miss your smiling face, and you deserve all the best. You better get back here often or Paul and I will come looking for you with our cameras - probably in about January. God speed!