Bob Evans Biography
Bob Evans is an American Award-Winning Journalist, anchor, and reporter, born and raised in Tacoma. Evans is currently working as co-anchor of Fox 13 News at Nine since October 1995. He also worked as an anchor/reporter for KUTV and at stations in Kansas City, Spokane, and Boise.
Bob Evans Age
Evans was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington in 1957. He is approximately 62 years old as of 2019. Bob sums up his job this way, “How wonderful it is to do something you love for a living and to do it with people you really enjoy. There’s just something special about working at Fox 13.”
Bob Evans Education
Evans graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Music Performance.
Bob Evans Wife
Evans met her wife Diane Evans at BYU, where they were both in the broadcast journalism program and had on-air assignments. The time she came back to get her Master Degree in broadcast management, that is when they got married.
Bob Evans Children | Kids
Evans and his wife have 18 children, the family loves the mountains, skiing, sports, and music. But mostly we like just being together.”
Bob Evans Career
After graduating with a broadcast journalism major, Evans was hired as a TV reporter in Boise and then at stations in Spokane and Kansas City.
When Randall Carlisle, KUTV/Ch. 2’s anchor, left for a new job in Minneapolis, the 31-year-old Evans returned to Utah and replaced him.
He enjoyed his experience at Ch. 2, where he acted as an anchor until internal problems led to upheaval at the station. “At the end of five years,” says Evans, “they gave me an offer I COULD refuse, and did.”
Many years ago, KSTU/Fox 13 started a noon news show and Evans applied. But the station manager, Steve Carlston, said, “Why don’t you try for the MAIN job?” Recently, Evans signed a new contract that will keep him at Ch. 13 for well into the next century.
Bob enjoys meeting viewers in person saying that it is a privilege to take part in the station’s community events. Over the years he has represented Fox 13 at functions such as The Great Salt Lake Council of the BSA Silver Beaver Awards, The Governor’s Office on Volunteerism Silver Bowl Awards, the Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Luncheons, Utah’s Safe Kids Coalition, the American Lung Association of Utah, the Days of ’47 Celebration of Utah’s Cultures, the Granite Education Foundation “Excel” Awards, Utah Regional Ballet and many others.