Bob Evans has been co-anchor of Fox 13 News at Nine since October 1995. Previously, he worked as an anchor/reporter for KUTV and at stations in Kansas City, Spokane and Boise.

He has won numerous awards in his career including two Emmys, two Telly Awards and many Society of Professional Journalists and Utah Broadcasters awards. He has had the opportunity to report on a wide variety of issues and events. Commenting on some of his favorite reporting experiences Bob said, “I’ll never forget the Hess and Pearce families and how they adopted a total of seven Russian children between them. Or the gut-wrenching heartache of families shattered by sexual abuse. Or the alarming decline in the number of doctors who deliver Utah’s babies.

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.

Bob graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Music Performance. He met his wife at BYU and describes their union as follows: “We were both in the broadcast journalism program and had on-air assignments. She had come back to get her Masters Degree in broadcast management. And as it turned out, she’s managed this broadcaster and our family very, very well for over 30 years. And I could not be more grateful to her. We’ve been blessed with wonderful children. We love the mountains, skiing, sports, and music. But mostly we like just being together.”

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.”


Recent Articles
  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Elaine Bradley of Neon Trees on the road to success

    SALT LAKE CITY — She says she never intended to become a drummer in a rock band, and yet after a somewhat winding road Elaine Bradley is the drummer in the very popular band from Utah: Neon Trees. To meet her you can tell she is one of those souls who has the drive and determination to be successful at whatever she does, and she recently sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions. Tell me about the early […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Alex Boye and Troy Williams on the impact of LOVELOUD Fest

    SALT LAKE CITY — The LOVELOUD Fest is now history, and it brought together two groups of people who would not normally have gotten together. The LGBTQ community and active Latter-day Saints gathered in the name of reaching out to LGBTQ youth to help them find a better way forward than suicide. With a playbill that included Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees, roughly 20,000 people packed into the ballpark at Utah Valley University. Entertainer Alex Boye was the Emcee, and […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Former State Senator Steve Urquhart talks LDS Church lobbying tactics

    SALT LAKE CITY — He served in the Utah legislature for 16 years and stepped down last year to become the global ambassador for the University of Utah. But in his years on Utah’s Capitol Hill, State Senator Steve Urquhart found himself at odds with the way the church he belongs to deals with lawmakers. Urquhart sat down for 3 Questions with Bob Evans: You recently posted two posts on Facebook, talking about the LDS Church and its tactics in […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds on faith, supporting the LGBTQ community

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been only eight or nine years since the group Imagine Dragons won the BYU battle of the bands. Now they are one of the most highly acclaimed alternative rock bands in the world with hits like “Believer”, “Thunder” and “Radioactive”. And lead singer Dan Reynolds is using that fame to call on everyone to love one another regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. Case in point: The LOVELOUD Fest, where Imagine Dragons and others […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Danny Ainge talks Gordon Hayward steal, achieving NBA greatness

    SALT LAKE CITY — He was a three-sport All-American in high school, an iconic BYU Cougar and perhaps the most underrated multi-sport professional athlete ever to don a uniform. After three years with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Celtics wrestled Danny Ainge into the NBA. After 14 years as a player and two world championships in Boston, he coached the Phoenix Suns and then was hired by the Celtics—where he is now general manager. Earlier this year he lured […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Rep. Jim Dunnigan talks aerial fireworks, medical marijuana

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature will have plenty on its plate when it convenes next January, but Utah voters have taken into their own hands the issues of drawing political boundaries, education funding and medical marijuana. Three initiatives on those topics are all headed for the ballot next year. And, on the horizon for lawmakers is an adjustment to Republican Representative Jim Dunnigan’s 2011 law that lifted the restriction on aerial fireworks in Utah. That’s one of several […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Brian Besser of the DEA on drug activity in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — There is an unmistakable relationship between drug abuse and crime: the two go hand in hand. We are seeing that very clearly in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande district, which is now the focus of a combined effort to drive the criminal element away. That effort involves all the major government, social service, and law enforcement groups, including the Drug Enforcement Administration. Brian Besser, head of the DEA in Utah, sat down with Bob Evans for […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Rusty on the Wright rodeo legacy

    SALT LAKE CITY — He is just 21 years old, and already Rusty Wright of the legendary bronc riding Wright family of Milford has earned nearly a half of a million dollars since joining the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association two years ago. Rusty is the son of legendary bronc rider Cody Wright, and already this week he and his brother Ryder have edged their father out of the finals at the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the Utah State Fairpark. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Jon Huntsman Sr. on medical marijuana, philanthropy

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was a rough spring in the relationship between the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah, with management swings on both sides. And while the story isn’t over yet, things have settled down considerably. Meanwhile, billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. continues to lead a charge in the fight against cancer. Having survived cancer four times, Huntsman Sr. now suffers from polymyalgia rheumatica, which is an excruciating disorder affecting his muscles and joints. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Donny Osmond on balancing stardom and family life

    SALT LAKE CITY –They originally signed on for a six-week engagement at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, now almost 10 years later The Donny and Marie show continues to pack ’em in. But coming up this Tuesday and Wednesday, that show will be playing at the Sandy Amphitheater to hometown crowds. Donny Osmond sat down with Bob Evans ahead of those shows to answer 3 Questions. Why do you still work as hard as you do? You […]

  • Fathering with Fox 13’s Bob Evans

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Being a father isn’t easy.  That’s why we spend an entire day honoring them. There are a lot of fathers here at Fox 13, but anchor Bob Evans has a large family and shared some advice to other fathers. “I have 18 children that we know of,” Evans said. “You go on vacation and you stop for gas and some get in, some get out, we could be raising somebody else’s kids and not even […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Utah GOP Chair Rob Anderson on the future of the party

    Rob Anderson will tell you he is not a politician, and yet he finds himself as the newly-elected chairman of the Utah Republican Party—a party that is deeply in debt and deeply divided. This former Air Force fighter pilot now flies commercial jetliners, but when his feet are on the ground he’s trying to improve the Utah GOP. Anderson sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions about politics and the future of his party. Why do you think […]