Neda Iranpour has been covering news and weather for more than 15 years. She is a versatile newsroom player because she can report and anchor as well as forecast the weather. Neda has provided crucial information to viewers during natural disasters such as fires, floods, mudslides, earthquakes, and even tsunamis.
She has reported from crime scenes, riots and protests. She has also reported on immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border, environmental concerns, the homeless crisis and ocean discoveries. Her most memorable assignments include sky diving with the US Army Parachute Team, paragliding over the Pacific Ocean, and interviewing various newsmakers from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Lucas.
The Emmy award-winning broadcaster was born in Los Gatos, but then spent a couple of years in Spain. She spoke Spanish and Farsi as a child before learning English. Neda grew up in Woodland Hills, CA and in Flower Mound, TX a suburb outside Dallas.
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.
AHer career started at KUSI in San Diego where she wrote and ran TelePrompTer, then KSWT in Yuma where she had multiple roles – photographer, reporter, weathercaster, anchor, producer, editor, even sportscaster.
Neda worked at Adelphia Headline News in Carlsbad, before anchoring and reporting at KTVN in Reno. She was also the morning radio host for WILD 102.9’s Wild Wake Up Show. Then, she worked at CBS13 in Sacramento and at Good Day Sacramento. She was the evening anchor at CW6 San Diego prior to getting a job at KPIX 5.
She is currently studying broadcast meteorology at Mississippi State.
Neda has completed several marathons, triathlons, cycling, and paddle boarding (SUP) races. She enjoys the rush of crossing a finish line with the best of friends. She also earned pro fitness status during an International Fitness competition.
Neda traveled to Kenya to donate shoes to orphans with a Reno non-profit called “Think Kindness.” There, she also trained with young marathon runners.
She has volunteered and raised thousands of dollars for Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Club. She has also raised funds for multiple sclerosis research and to help find a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare neuromuscular disease.
She has a distinct voice and many people have asked her where it came from. Doctors have diagnosed her with having nodules on her voice box since she was young. She’s been to speech therapy several times to try and “heal” the rasp, but it’s sticking around.
You can watch Neda alongside Michelle Griego, Kenny Choi, and Jaclyn Dunn every morning from 430-7am and 12-12:30pm on KPIX 5. She is extremely active on social media and would love to connect with you.
Neda believes everyone has a story, so please share yours. She also loves seeing the view from where you are, so you can send her your photos to: email@example.com or by joining the KPIX 5 Weather Watchers Group on Facebook.