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
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    SALT LAKE CITY — He already served one LDS mission. Now Imagine Dragons’ front man Dan Reynolds sees himself on yet another mission somewhat different from the first. He is passionate about trying to save the lives of LGBTQ youth, who are committing suicide at alarming rates, and he is using the upcoming second annual LOVELOUD Festival as a vehicle. Reynolds recently joined Bob Evans for 3 Questions: You have had a lot of positive reaction to LOVELOUD from last […]

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    For the past 40 years he has been the moderator of every meaningful discussion we’ve had in this community, from politics, to gun violence, to same-sex marriage to the wilderness debate and so much more. Now KSL Newsradio’s Doug Wright has given up his show and is easing up a bit. You’ll still hear his voice, and he’ll still do his movie show on Friday mornings, but he’s leaving the front lines of talk radio in Utah. He joined Bob […]

  • Cedar Hills Day celebration fireworks spark brush fire

    CEDAR HILLS – The fireworks show at the end of the Cedar Hills Day celebration was cut short Saturday night after hot embers from the fireworks started a small brush fire. Fire units from the Lone Peak Safety District, along with the Alpine-Highland Police and American Fork Police responded at about 10:20pm. Firefighters say strong winds blew fireworks off to a nearby field by the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Despite the gusty winds, the fire was contained to an […]

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  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Miss Utah JessiKate Riley talks pageant success

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  • Family remembers man killed in motorcycle crash in West Jordan

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    He is the New York Times and USA Today No. 1 best-selling author of 36 novels. With his tremendous success, Richard Paul Evans started the Christmas Box House, which is a shelter for abused and neglected children. His big project now is Tribe of Kyngs—a quickly growing fraternity for men of all stripes. In addition to all of this, he’s been in the news recently in regard to when it’s acceptable to hug someone else—something he’s done thousands of times […]

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    It is considered by many to be the most significant development in the LDS Church during the 20th century. And in June of this year, the LDS Church will celebrate in a big way the 40 years since restrictions were lifted on the priesthood and temple blessing for those of African descent. In the mid-1960s, long before the ban was lifted, Darius Gray joined the LDS Church and eventually became one of the original members of the Genesis Group, which […]