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: 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 […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: What’s next for outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz?

    Fox 13’s Bob Evans got to ask Congressman Jason Chaffetz three big questions including the details surrounding that important phone call with former FBI Director James Comey, that happened right here in Fox 13’s Green Room.

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Vicki Varela talks tourism in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah: Life Elevated. That’s the theme of Utah’s vigorous effort to attract tourists to the state, and by all accounts the campaign is working very well. In 2014, travelers spent nearly $8 billion in Utah and generated more than a billion dollars in tax revenue. This week Bob Evans sat down with Vicki Varela, the managing director of Utah’s Office of Tourism, to ask 3 Questions about this major industry in the Beehive State. What are […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Amos Guiora talks tensions between the U.S. and North Korea

    SALT LAKE CITY — The United States and North Korea seem to be on a collision course over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. It is a high-stakes showdown in a region where there is a very real threat of intense military conflict. Bob Evans sat down with Amos Guiora—who is a law professor at the University of Utah, the author of “Modern Geopolitics and Security”, and a retired Lt. Colonel with the Israel Defense Forces—for 3 Questions on the issue. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Mike Petke on the future of Real Salt Lake

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Petke has taken the reins of Real Salt Lake at a time when the franchise and its fans are looking for a big turn around. Petke is a professional soccer veteran who earned his stripes with the New York City Red Bulls, but can he turn things around in Utah? Petke sat down with Bob Evans to answer the 3 Questions listed below as well as several others. See the video above for his extended […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: DA Sim Gill on immigration, police use of force

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sim Gill immigrated to the United States from India with his family at the age of 10, and he went on to graduate from the University of Utah before being elected the Salt Lake County District Attorney in 2010. Gill helped prosecute Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper and has not been afraid to rule some officer-involved shootings unjustified. The DA recently sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions. In light of the current atmosphere regarding immigration, […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Bishop Oscar Solis on religion and politics

    SALT LAKE CITY — As a child in the Philippines, Oscar Solis’ mother prompted  him to look into life as a priest, and he studied diligently in his youth. He entered the ministry in 1979 and grew in his assignments until he was appointed the auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in 2003. Now, Bishop Solis is the head of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, right in the heartland of Mormonism. Bishop Solis recently sat down with Bob Evans […]

  • Bridal Veil Falls area to close for several weeks due to demolition work

    UTAH COUNTY — If you are looking to explore the outdoors this spring, one place should be off of your list—at least for a while. The parking lots and trails at Bridal Veil Falls will be closed for about eight weeks. “This is a really popular place all year round, but when the weather gets warm like this it’s even more popular,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Nielson, Utah County Public Works Director, said […]