Neda Iranpour is an Emmy-award winning reporter, anchor, and weathercaster. She's been in the news business for more than a decade and dedicates her life to inform, inspire, and entertain viewers everyday.
Just before moving to Reno (again) in April, 2013 Neda was working a couple hours away at CBS13 in Sacramento, CA. She was a reporter and weathercaster for nearly 4 years at a top 20 market. She also filled in as morning anchor and weathercaster on Good Day Sacramento. Let's just say, Neda's enthusiasm and energy makes her a morning person!
Neda has covered stories ranging from lambs at an organic winery to the Oakland riots. She's interviewed countless historic figures including President Barack Obama, Joe Montana, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Carol Burnett. Her main purpose is to tell stories that will in someway have an impact on our viewers lives. One of her proudest moments was after she covered several stories on Kyle Bryant, a man with Friedreich's Ataxia. His disease has no cure but his drive is contagious. She trained for Ride Ataxia, a 68 mile bike race through Davis, CA to raise awareness for someone she considers a dear friend now. Kyle is someone she never would've met or been able to share his story, if it wasn't for this job. This job also earned her an Emmy award for an adventure-filled piece she covered on "Tahoe Dangerzone." They are a group of professional snowboarders who filmed their tricks throughout Tahoe to create viral videos. She is honored to also receive 4 Emmy-nominations and 5 Associated Press awards.
Neda has completed several marathons and half marathons, enjoying the rush of crossing the finish line with the best of friends. She also earned pro fitness status during the WBFF show, an International Fitness competition in Canada. She gained a huge following on her blog www.lightenupwithneda.com and has since become a certified personal trainer, aerobics instructor, and nutrition geek!
Neda is a proud Longhorn, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a business degree. During college, she interned at CNN and was the UT reporter for Fox in Austin… just for fun. She quickly realized her "fun" job, should be her "real" job. Neda's career started at KUSI in San Diego where she wrote and ran teleprompter, then KSWT in Yuma where she did every job in the newsroom - photographer, reporter, weathercaster, anchor, producer, editor, even sportscaster. She also worked at Adelphia Headline News in Carlsbad, before her first stint in Reno. Neda was the weekend anchor and reporter at Channel 2 News for 4 years. She was also the morning radio host for WILD 102.9's Wild Wake Up Show. Rudeboy and Neda woke up listeners with their antics and hot topics every morning.
Neda traveled to Kenya to donate shoes with a Reno non-profit called "Think Kindness". She flew several boxes of shoes donated by Northern Nevadans to orphans at the Tumaini Orphanage in Nyeri. She also ran with young marathon runners of Kenya who dearly appreciated the friendship and gifts. She has volunteered and raised thousands of dollars for Big Brother Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis research, the Boys and Girls Club, and curing Friedreich's Ataxia.
Neda would like to thank this community with all of her heart for welcoming her back with such open arms.
You can join Neda alongside John Potter, and Jeff martinez every morning from 4:30-7am on Channel 2 News.
Neda truly believes everyone has their story, so please share yours: firstname.lastname@example.org