Iris West Is A Central City Reporter With A Hidden Past
Not unlike Superman’s Lois Lane, Iris West is a journalist who is driven by getting the truth, but she does her reporting in the metropolitan area of Central City in Missouri. She works for Central City Picture News, alongside Bruce Wayne’s love interest Vicki Vale, though she did intern at the Daily Planet in college.
What’s particularly interesting about Iris’ job, is what drives her to become a reporter. Iris may have been raised by the West family, but she is actually the daughter of Eric and Fran Russell, who live in the 30th century and brought Iris to the present day to be raised. She doesn’t know this, but since Iris correctly suspects she is adopted, it leads to this heightened curiosity.