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: Congressman-elect Ben McAdams

    He served three years in the Utah Senate, and five years as the mayor of Salt Lake County. Now, Ben McAdams is headed to Washington to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Bob Evans sat down with McAdams to ask him three questions: What kind of effect will your election now have on your young family? What will be the first thing that you do for your Utah constituents? And be specific. In March of 2017, you spend three days and […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Jose Enriquez, founder of ‘Latinos in Action’

    As a young boy, Jose Enriquez came with his family to the United States from El Salvador. They entered the country illegally looking for a better life, but were granted amnesty and are now full citizens. Enriquez is determined to serve, to lift and to help. He founded “Latinos in Action,” a non-profit organization that helps Latino youth make the most out of their lives. Bob Evans sat down with Enriquez and asked him three questions: Is President Trump handling […]

  • Three Questions with Bob Evans: Prison reform advocate Weldon Angelos

    He was an up-and-coming music producer, working with Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and other rappers. But Weldon Angelos, of Salt Lake City, has become famous for something else. He was convicted of selling a relatively small amount of marijuana while carrying a gun. For that offense, under the federal minimum mandatory guidelines, Angelos was sentenced to 55 years in prison. The prosecutor changed his heart and mind, and Angelos only served 13 years. Bob Evans sat down with Angelos and asked […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Patrice Arent, member of the Utah State House

    She has been a fixture in the Utah State Legislature for the past 22 years. But as a Jewish Democrat female, Patrice Arent is way outnumbered, compared to her predominantly Latter-day Saint male Republican counterparts. Since 1996 Arent has served in both the Utah Senate and House and is a champion of clean air, education funding and medical marijuana. Bob Evans sat down with Arent and asked her three questions:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: David Archuleta

    He took America by storm in the hay day of American Idol. At just 17-years-old, David Archuleta of Murray, Utah rose to the final night of the competition on the hit reality show, only to be edged out by fellow contestant David Cook. Since then, Archuleta has been singing, touring, recording, and served on an LDS Mission. Bob Evans sat down with Archuleta and asked him three question. Watch the full interview with Archuleta below: To see the dates and locations of Archuleta’s upcoming […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Mark Madsen and Michelle McOmber speak on medical marijuana in Utah

    Mark Madsen is a former Utah State Senator and medical marijuana advocate. Michell McOmber is the CEO of the Utah Medical Association. Both spoke with FOX 13’s Bob Evans about the issue of medical marijuana as it relates to the Beehive State, and asked them three questions: Should patients who use medical marijuana be allowed to self-regulate their doses? Right now, the polls are swinging toward passage of Proposition Two. In the event that it does pass, what happens, from […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: RSL Captain Kyle Beckerman talks soccer, success

    Real Salt Lake team captain Kyle Beckerman always knew he wanted to be a professional soccer player. It’s what he dreamed of growing up in Maryland, and while he hardly played his first two years in Miami—his preparation, talent, and work ethic began to pay off midway through his second season with the Colorado Rapids. Now, after 11 years in Salt Lake City and numerous international appearances, he has become a soccer icon. Recently Beckerman joined Fox 13’s Bob Evans’ […]

  • 3 Questions With Bob Evans: Gayle Ruzicka, leader in the Utah Eagle Forum

    Gayle Ruzicka has been a force to be reckoned with in the Utah State Legislature for the past 30 years. She has been a constant presence as a leader of the Utah Eagle Forum. Bob Evans sat down with Ruzicka to ask her three questions: There is a big difference between a job and a calling. Can you describe to me what goes on inside your heart when you identify an issue that the eagle forum should be engaged in and […]

  • 3 Questions With Bob Evans: Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

    Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is one heartbeat away from running the state of Utah, but he is about as down to earth as anyone you’d meet. Cox is in charge of the state’s election process, and with the November elections approaching, he’s been quite busy. Bob Evans sat down with Cox and asked him three questions: Proposition 2, the medical marijuana initiative, has been very divisive this election season. Your office has been sued by people trying to keep it […]

  • 3 Questions With Bob Evans: University of Utah President Ruth Watkins

    She is the first woman to lead the University of Utah as president and aims to transform education. Doctor Ruth Watkins now oversees 33,000 students and 23,700 employees, as well as a top-tier medical complex, a competitive business school and a competitive athletic department. Bob Evans sat down with Watkins to ask her three questions: Outgoing President David Pershing said that he selected you as a Senior Vice President because you two share the same vision for the university. What […]

  • 3 Questions With Bob Evans: Jazz star Donovan Mitchell talks success, extending a helping hand

    He is a standout NBA rookie, whose stock is quickly rising in the Utah Jazz. Donovan Mitchell spends a lot of his free time helping people in his community, and his work on the basketball court is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Bob Evans caught up with Mitchell and talked money, success and what it means to stay true to oneself in this week’s edition of 3 Questions: How do you find time to be the kind person that you are, […]

  • 3 Questions With Bob Evans: Lou Ferrigno, body builder and actor in ‘Incredible Hulk’ TV series

    It was championship bodybuilding that led Lou Ferrigno to his prolific acting career. He is best known for playing the Hulk in “The Incredible Hulk” television series. Ferrigno was in town for the FanX convention and stopped by to speak with Bob Evans for Three Questions: Have you figured out why it is that society looks up to men with big muscles? What was it like being a fitness coach to Michael Jackson before his untimely death? Which one would […]