Assistant News Director
Avery Ikeda is the Assistant News Director at KSWO 7News, leading the newsroom's day-to-day operations.
She's worked almost every job in the news department, from shooting breaking news to presenting during shows. Officially, she got her start at KAUZ News Channel 6, joining the station as a digital producer in August 2021 before being promoted to assignment editor in February of the next year. In this role, she developed story content for newscasts and coordinated the team's journalists and photographers.
Born and raised in California, Avery's loved getting to know Texas and Oklahoma. Her story sources often joke she's been adopted by both states.
The only thing she still struggles with is severe weather: her first go at producing a newscast was interrupted by a tornado.
Avery's focus has always been accurate but engaging storytelling and making news accessible to the community. Feel free to drop her a line with feedback, a story idea, or just to say hi.