Akira Ikegami (池上彰, Ikegami Akira, born 9 August 1950) is a Japanese journalist.
Ikegami was born in Matsumoto, Japan. He worked for NHK from 1973 to 2005, ultimately serving as the host of the network's news program for children, before resigning to work on a freelance basis.
He was voted an "ideal boss" in a 2012 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company survey, with respondents citing his knowledge of current affairs and the ease with which he explains them.
The Liberal Democratic Party included Ikegami as a potential candidate in a poll to determine potential candidates for the Tokyo gubernatorial election, 2014, but Ikegami told the Nikkan Sports tabloid that he had no interest in running and that he had already agreed to cover the election for the Tokyo MX television station.