Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Iris St. Meran has created a special connection with Central New York and the town she now calls home. After moving to upstate New York in 2008, Iris quickly immersed herself in the local community. Serving as a mentor to students in the Syracuse City School District, running the Utica Boilermaker 5K, and enjoying 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.

Since joining the Spectrum News team in 2008, Iris has covered a myriad of meaningful stories. Awarded a 1st Place prize from the Associated Press for her special coverage in the Spectrum News special Troubled Waters: Crisis in Flint, Iris finds her passion in stories like these, offering the special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her viewers. Continuing this work in Spectrum News’s Addicted: Heroin’s Hold, Iris has found inspiration in the community’s ability to come together following moments of tragedy.

Despite being a huge fan of her hometown sports teams, Iris is proud to be a Central New Yorker, celebrating the accomplishments of the local teams around the area. When she’s not cheering on her favorite teams, Iris enjoys attending Zumba classes and exploring Central New York’s many parks with her dog, Brady - when the weather allows, of course! If you ever catch Iris around town, feel free to say hello.

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