Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Iris St. Meran has created a special connection with Central New York and Syracuse, which she now calls home. Iris quickly immersed herself in the local community after moving to upstate New York in 2008. She serves as a mentor to students in the Syracuse City School District. She’s run the Utica Boilermaker 5K and she enjoys the area’s vibrant history. Iris has spent her time here meeting the people, participating in the activities, and exploring the places so special to Central New York.

Iris has covered a myriad of meaningful stories since joining the Spectrum News team.  She earned a first-place award from the New York Associated Press for her series, Addicted: Heroin’s Hold.  That series is an example of Iris’ passion for telling stories that make a difference in the lives of her viewers. In another multi-part series, Troubled Water: Crisis in Flint, Iris found inspiration in that Michigan community’s ability to come together in the midst of crisis.

While Iris is a huge fan of her hometown sports teams, especially the New England Patriots, she is also proud to now call Central New York home. When she’s not cheering on her favorite teams from Syracuse or Boston, Iris enjoys attending Zumba classes, hosting her podcast The Ladies’ Room, and exploring Central New York’s many parks with her dogs Brady and Mr. T - when the weather allows, of course! If you ever catch Iris around town, feel free to say hello.

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