Assistant News Director
Avery Ikeda is currently the Assistant News Director at KSWO 7News, leading the newsroom's day-to-day operations.
She got her start in news at sister station News Channel 6 KAUZ. She joined the station as a digital producer in August 2021, and became 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 has adopted Texas as her home -- or is it the other way around? 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 storytelling and making the news accessible to the community. Feel free to drop her a line with feedback, a story idea, or just to say hi.