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: Donny Osmond talks about being the peacock on ‘The Masked Singer’

    SALT LAKE CITY — After recording, touring, television, radio, Broadway, the movies and now a long run in Las Vegas, there isn’t a lot Donny Osmond hasn’t done in more than 50 years in show business. He’s at a point in his career where he says it’s time to have a little fun, perhaps break some new ground and try some new things. Enter “The Masked Singer,” the hit TV show on Fox 13. When he was approached, he wasn’t […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Charlie Bird, former BYU mascot ‘Cosmo the Cougar’ talks about coming out as gay

    SALT LAKE CITY — He is the embodiment of school spirit at BYU. Cosmo the Cougar is at all major sporting events and often wows the crowd with his antics. Recently, Charlie Bird took the rare and courageous step of revealing that not only was he Cosmo the Cougar from 2015 to 2018, but that he is also gay. At a school listed by the Princeton Review as the second most unfriendly to the LGBTQ community, that is a dichotomy. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Rabbi Avremi Zippel discusses years of sexual abuse, road to recovery

    SALT LAKE CITY — He is the son of prominent Utah Jewish leader, Rabbi Benny Zippel. Avermi Zippel is himself a Rabbi who in recent months revealed he was severely sexually abused by a nanny from the time he was a young boy into his late teens. He says what happened tormented him for decades and underscores how sexual abuse does not discriminate between classes, creeds or circumstances. Rabbi Avremi Zippel now has a wife and two children, is in […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Former NBA player and motivational speaker Lance Allred

    He was born in a polygamist compound in Montana and went on to become the first deaf player in the NBA. Lance Allred’s life has been full of longshots. From his family leaving polygamy to playing with Lebron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers, to becoming a highly sought after international motivational speaker. Bob Evans sat down with Allred and asked him three questions: As the very first legally deaf NBA player, you’ve had to overcome all kinds of challenges – […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Jennie Taylor, wife of fallen Maj. Brent Taylor

    When Utah National Guard Major Brent Taylor was killed in Afghanistan last November, the shock waves rippled throughout the state. Taylor was also the very popular Mayor of North Ogden and the father of seven children. To say the least, it has been a very difficult few months for everyone who knew and loved him. His widow, Jennie, has taken the lead in ensuring that his legacy lives on and has done so with remarkable poise and grace. Bob Evans […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Fraser Bullock, former COO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics

    The Olympic movement is once again afoot in Salt Lake City. The United States Olympic Committee recently selected Salt Lake as their bid city, possibly for the 2030 winter games. Those who remember the 2002 Winter Games remember the world spotlight that shined on Utah. Now, 89 percent of Utahns want the Olympics to come back. Fox 13’s Bob Evans sat down with Fraser Bullock, the former COO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and asked him […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Utah State Representative Sandra Hollins

    She was born in New Orleans and moved with her husband to Utah more than three decades ago. Now, Sandra Hollins represents Utah Legislative District 22, which includes Fair Park, the airport, the proposed inland port, and the new Utah State Prison. Hollins is the first black female lawmaker in Utah and recently won the Rosa Parks Award from the NAACP for her social work with those needing drug abuse treatment. Bob Evans sat down with Hollins and asked her […]

  • 3 questions with Bob Evans: Deserae Turner

    In February of 2017, then 14-year-old Deserae Turner was lured by classmates Jayzen Decker and Colter Peterson to a dry canal in Smithfield in Cache County. The 16-year-old boys planned to kill Deserae, because they’d become annoyed by her social media posts. She was shot in the back of the head, but survived for eight hours in that muddy ditch, when she was found by family friends. Ten brain surgeries later, Deserae is making a comeback and coming to grips […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Ryan Smith, owner of Utah-based company Qualtrics

    Since its creation in a basement in Provo 17 years ago, Qualtrics has become a leader in the corporate feedback industry. The company collects data from customers, employees and others, regarding their experiences with companies and their products. It then delivers that information in real time to those companies. Now, German-based business operations and customer relations giant SAP is buying Qualtrics for $8 billion. Bob Evans sat down with the CEO and founder of Qualtrics Ryan Smith, and asked him […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Drew Manning, best-selling author and Ketogenic diet expert

    We have bought into the idea that fat on our bodies, and in our food, is a bad thing. But there is a new way of thinking that not only turns the role of fat in our diets upside down, but it also does the same thing to the nutrition guide known as the food pyramid. Bob Evans sat down with Drew Manning, a TV host, and best-selling author, who is an expert on the new, wildly popular Ketogenic diet […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Josh Kanter, founder of Alliance for a Better Utah

    A left-hanging Utah organization, Alliance for a Better Utah, is credited with bringing down former Utah Attorney General John Swallow over illegal campaign financing activities. The organization stands on three pillars: Balance, transparency and accountability. Bob Evans sat down with its founder, John Kanter, and asked him three questions: Arguments seem to revolve around the idea of whether health care is actually a right, or not. How do we resolve that question; that central question of whether health care is […]

  • Shoppers are evenly split between online and retail shopping

    (KSTU) — A new report found the amount of people that shop online is actually pretty close to the number of people who do their shopping in-store. Fox 13 went to the new Amazon store in Salt Lake City to ask shoppers themselves where they prefer to do their shopping. Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow also broke down the numbers in the study for us. Hear the full story in the video above.

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