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: Salt Lake Tribune’s Nate Carlisle and Trent Nelson on covering tragic deaths in Mexico

    SALT LAKE CITY — Families are reeling after inexplicable horror on a remote dirt road in Sonora, Mexico earlier this month. Three women and six children with dual citizenship and ties to Utah were massacred in cold blood by a Mexican drug cartel. For journalists, covering this story is a necessity — but a very difficult thing. And it can be extremely dangerous, considering who is really in charge in Sonora. But Nate Carlisle and Trent Nelson with the Pulitzer […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Rabbi Sam Spector of Congregation Kol Ami

    SALT LAKE CITY — Attacks on Jewish places of worship have become regrettably common, with deadly mass shootings in Pittsburgh, San Diego, Germany, New Zealand, Copenhagen, the list goes on and on. And with the recent news of a Davis County boy dressing up as Adolf Hitler, doing the Nazi salute and harassing minority classmates, you have to wonder: Why do we treat each other like that? FOX 13’s Bob Evans sat down with Rabbi Sam Spector of Congregation Kol […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow

    SALT LAKE CITY — He was cleared in the biggest case of political corruption in Utah State History, but why was he ever charged? Former Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor Mark Shurtleff were accused of corruption in a complicated case of “pay to play.” And while both either had charges against them dropped or were acquitted at trial, there are those who are still skeptical. But Swallow considers this a new day with the challenges of yesteryear behind […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Jon Huntsman Jr. on plans for his future

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jon Huntsman Jr. is back in Utah after one of the most difficult assignments in the United States government, U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Now he’s weighing his options, and with ambassadorships in China and Singapore as well along with a run for president and service as Utah’s Governor, he has plenty of options. The option getting most attention is whether he’ll try to get his old job back as Utah’s chief executive. He sat down with […]

  • Police respond to school in Utah County’s Highland for threat at Salt Lake’s Highland High School

    HIGHLAND, Utah — Police responded Friday to Lone Peak High School in the Utah County town of Highland, when the reported threat happened at Highland High School in Salt Lake City. It was the result of miscommunication between a witness, dispatchers and police. At least a hundred officers from around northern Utah responded to Lone Peak High and the school was put in a lock down. The call to 911 reported a suspicious man in a trench coat with a […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Latter-day Saint author Carol Lynn Pearson tackles difficult subjects within the church

    SALT LAKE CITY — Carol Lynn Pearson is a literary icon within the Latter-day Saint community. She has written on polygamy, LGBTQ issues and other difficult topics within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bob Evans sat down with her in this week’s “3 Questions” segment. Her most recent book, “The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy,” stirs the emotions of many women for whom the concept of polygamy in the eternities is very painful. And her landmark title “Goodbye, […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Trucking industry legend and soon-to-be centenarian Gene England

    Helping to lead the biggest refrigerated trucking company in the country didn’t stop him from staying behind the wheel of a big rig himself — long after many his own age had retired. But it came naturally for Gene England, who, with his now-late brother Bill, took over C.R. England trucking from their father, who established it 1920. Now about to become a centenarian, Gene is considered a legend in the trucking industry. Fox 13’s Bob Evans sat down with […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: James Curran (formerly ‘James the Mormon’) on his changing path

    SALT LAKE CITY — He has been at the top of the Billboard rap charts and had #1 iTunes releases, but James Curran still isn’t happy. As “James the Mormon” and then “JTM,” He’s had success in some corners of the Latter-day Saint community. But that isn’t necessarily the audience he’s going after. Couple with that his distinct impression that half the people he goes to church with don’t like him, he is still searching. Fox 13’s Bob Evans sat down […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: State fire spokesman Jason Curry

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jason Curry is tasked with keeping millions of people informed when areas in Utah are affected by fire. Curry, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman, sat down with Bob Evans in studio, where Evans asked him three questions: Who decided which wildfire is allowed to burn, and which is fought? Where do these brave firefighters come from? Can that kind of bravery be trained? Watch the full interview with Jason Curry below: […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Utah first lady Jeanette Herbert

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeanette Herbert never dreamed she would someday grow up to be Utah’s first lady. A celebrated businesswoman, she owned a daycare in Orem for 23 years as her husband went from the Utah County Commission to the state Capitol, eventually becoming Utah’s 17th governor. She’s a grandmother first and foremost, but as first lady, she concentrates on various initiatives — including “Uplift Families,” which helps to strengthen families. Fox 13’s Bob Evans sat down with her […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Overstock’s Jonathan Johnson on CEO resignation

    After former Overstock chief executive officer Patrick Byrne resigned, Jonathan Johnson took the reins. He sat down with Bob Evans this week, who asked him three questions: Why was Patrick Byrne involved with the FBI investigation of the Clintons and Russian collusion? What effect has Patrick’s departure had on Overstock? Will cryptocurrency ever be used in commerce more than the U.S. dollar? The full interview can be found below: “3 Questions with Bob Evans” is now available to podcast listeners! iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google | RSS

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Gail Halverson, the ‘Candy Bomber’

    Gail Halverson became well-known during World War II for a unique way he went about brightening children’s lives in a war-torn Germany. Fox 13’s Bob Evans sat down with Col. Halverson and asked him three questions: How and why did you become the “Candy Bomber?” Did your commanding officer know what you were doing? What did you feel when you met the children you were helping? The full interview can be found below: “3 Questions with Bob Evans” is now […]

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