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: Sharlene Wells Hawkes

    SALT LAKE CITY — It has been 34 years since Sharlene Wells Hawkes was crowned Miss America in what was widely viewed at the time as an antidote to a pageant scandal the previous year. For the then-20-year-old from Provo, it was an achievement that opened the door to remarkable opportunities, including a 16-year career in network broadcasting and telling the stories of U.S. veterans. And while her professional life has been full, she relishes time with her own family. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: child abuse survivor and now victim advocate Sean Escobar

    SALT LAKE CITY — Bob Evans talks with Sean Escobar, an advocate fighting for child abuse victims. Escobar came forward years after being abused by a prominent LDS filmmaker. His recording exposed the truth of the abuse and ended up helping another innocent victim get justice. He sat down with Bob Evans for 3 Questions. Why is sexual abuse so jarring and invasive? Where are you in the healing process? How would you dissuade potential child sex abusers? The full […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Sean Escobar

    Child sex abuse is a plague on out society. It ruins lives and devastates its victims. It crosses all socio- economic boundaries. The Sundance Film Festival co-founder, and LDS church filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty to abusing a young girl from 2013 to 2015. But before that, he molested a 13-year-old boy in 1993 named Sean Escobar, who was one of Van Wagenen’s son’s best friends. Sean Escobar is all grown up now, with children of his own, but […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Glenn Stucki

    Don’t call him “disabled”. Call him “abled”. A devastating jet ski injury when he was 11 years old changed Glenn Stucki’s life forever. In a coma for six weeks, he finally emerged partially paralyzed, and with a severe brain injury. But Glenn inspired thousands and thousands of people, as he has fought back to become an amazing artist, painting pictures of superheroes, and giving them away to hospitals, those down on their luck, and anyone who needs an emotional boost. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Jennifer Napier-Pearce

    In the digital age, newspapers around the country are struggling to make ends meet. Built on the subscription/print advertising business model, community newspapers are watching their vital numbers fall, even as their online audience continues to grow. But monetizing the growing online audience is a challenge, especially when the online “pie” is split in so many, many ways. It’s especially troublesome when large corporations and investor groups buy up smaller newspapers, and concentrate not on serving the community, but on the […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: France Davis

    France Davis came to Utah in 1972 to fulfill a one year teaching fellowship at the University of Utah. But he wound up staying to become the Pastor and Chief Administrator of Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City. As you might guess.. life for a black man in the very Caucasian Utah.. was interesting to say the least. After being active in the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, he brought his sense of social justice to an area […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Richard Norby

    When Richard Norby accompanied three other missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Brussels airport on March 22, 2016, he had no idea he and his companions would nearly be killed in two suicide bombings at the airport that morning. 32 people were killed that day. About 200 were injured. Norby was about 25 feet away from the first terrorist who detonated himself, and was the most seriously injured of his group. But rather than […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Superheroes artist and Walmart cashier, Glenn Stucki

    SALT LAKE CITY — In 1993, then 11-year-old Glenn Stucki was involved in a devastating jet ski accident. He was in a coma for six weeks and It left him partially paralyzed with a severe brain injury. But Glenn has become an inspiration to thousands. His non-profit foundation and stunning artwork of superheroes has delighted countless people. His book “My Smile is my Super Power” is flying off the shelves. This American Fork Walmart cashier was recently honored by Walmart […]

  • BYU graduate talks about how his Valedictorian speech, in which he came out as gay, has gone viral

    PROVO, Utah — “I stand before my family, friends, and graduating class today to say I`m proud to be a gay son of god cheers” In just a few days,  Matt Easton’s commencement speech has received attention from around the country. “I`m not broken,” Easton said. “I`m loved and important in the plan of our great creator. Each of us are.” Easton was the political science valedictorian at Brigham Young University last Friday. He told Fox 13 he was partly […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Collin Kartchner

    Self-absorbed social media users were a joke to Collin Kartchner. He even had an Instagram account dedicated to poking fun at them. But then a young girl, who was very close friends with his own daughter, took her own life because of social media pressures. It so devastated Collin that the running joke on Instagram morphed into what has become a crusade to save the lives of young social media users. Tens of thousands now flock to hear him speak […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Donny Osmond (Again!)

    After coming in second in the very first season of FOX’s hit TV show The Masked Singer, Donny Osmond visited us her at Fox 13 and sat down with Bob Evan for his second 3 Questions interview. Listen to “3 Questions with Bob Evans” on these platforms: Apple Podcasts | Art 19 | Castbox | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Pocket Casts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn Watch the broadcast version of “3 Questions with Bob Evans” here. […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans Podcast: Charlie Bird

    He is the embodiment of school spirit at BYU. Cosmo the Cougar is at all the major sporting events and often wows the crowd with his antics. In February of 2019, 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. I […]

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