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: Utah Guardsmen on what it means to serve

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah National Guard is considered one of the finest military organizations in the country. It’s leaders say it is No. 1 in recruiting for states Utah’s size, and because of Utah’s culture the quality of recruit, they say, is heads and shoulders above those in other states. As we observe Veterans Day, we recognize those who voluntarily risk life and limb to protect the freedoms we all hold dear. Lt. Col. Mike Kjar and Maj. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: CEO Neal Harmon on VidAngel’s legal battle with Hollywood

    SALT LAKE CITY – It’s a battle between David and Goliath. No fewer than seven Hollywood studios don’t want Provo-based VidAngel to filter their movies for nudity, profanity and violence—and a major legal battle is underway. VidAngel has already lost several times in court but is now using a business model it hopes the courts will find legal. VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon recently sat down with Bob Evans for 3 Questions. What does VidAngel do, and is it legal? Recently […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Jim Bennett of the United Utah Party

    SALT LAKE CITY — His father served three terms as the junior senator from Utah, and he worked closely with him all that time. If Jim Bennett is elected to Congress in Utah’s Third District, he plans on concentrating on health care, immigration and public lands. But he has an uphill battle as neither a Republican nor a Democrat. He’s the face of the United Utah Party, and he recently sat down with Bob Evans for 3 Questions. You’ve been […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Dr. Kathie Allen on her run to represent Utah in Congress

    SALT LAKE CITY — She says she couldn’t get former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz to turn his attention from the scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton to the alleged conflicts of interest surrounding Donald Trump, but Dr. Kathie Allen said the last straw was Chaffetz’s town hall meeting, where afterward he accused the crowd of being paid protesters. She called him a poor public servant and said she could do better. Now this Democratic candidate is running for the seat left vacant […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Utahn who survived Las Vegas shooting shares her story

    SALT LAKE CITY — The event is now scarred into our national psyche: 59 people dead, including the gunman, and almost 500 injured in what has become the most deadly mass shooting in recent U.S. history. The gripping stories of what happened that night are as varied as the people who lived through it. Amy Beckstead of Herriman was about 20 feet from the front of the stage when the nightmare began, and recently she joined Bob Evans for 3 […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: John Curtis on Utah politics, medical marijuana

    SALT LAKE CITY — He has been the mayor of Provo for the past seven years, and over that time he has enjoyed an average 94 percent approval rating. But even before Jason Chaffetz announced he was leaving Congress, John Curtis had determined he would not seek re-election to the mayor’s office. And once Curtis determined he would seek the Third District congressional seat, he avoided the Republican caucus and convention system and won a spot on the primary ballot […]

  • 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 […]