Ira is an anchor for NBC Charlotte Today, airing from 4:30-7 a.m. weekdays. Prior to his role in news, Ira spent 10 years as a sports anchor with WCNC.
Ira came to WCNC-TV from KSTU Fox 13 in Salt Lake City where for three years 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.