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: ‘Mormon Stories’ founder John Dehlin

    SALT LAKE CITY — It has been five years since “Mormon Stories” podcast host John Dehlin was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a very difficult episode for him and his family, who also either left the church or are no longer active. The podcast began 15 years ago and has become a place where Latter-day Saints having a faith crisis can go for support and understanding. Now it has sparked a community of […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Law professor and Middle East conflict expert Amos Guiora

    SALT LAKE CITY — In recent months, tensions between the U.S. and Iran have intensified — with the shooting down of a U.S. drone, the killing of a U.S. contractor, the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. There is fear Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, despite economic sanctions. Amos Guiora is a University of Utah law professor who played a key role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, served in the […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: State Representative and retired UHP Lt. Lee Perry

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the past nine years, Lee Perry has been wearing two hats. He was a Utah Highway Patrol lieutenant by day and a member of the Utah House of Representatives by night — or sometimes the other way around. But after 31 years of carrying a badge, he retired from UHP at the end of last month, leaving the job and friends he loves so much. FOX 13’s Bob Evans sat down with Perry and asked […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi

    Why did Provo’s first female mayor take such a huge political risk in her first year in office, and why voters go along with it? After two years in office, Mayor Michelle Kafusi sits down with Bob Evans to discuss things like making tough decisions, and how running a home full of athletes makes her a better mayor. Watch the full interview below:

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Lexi Walker

    SALT LAKE CITY — This week on “3 Questions,” Bob Evans sat down with Utah’s own Lexi Walker to talk fame during her teen years and how she handles it. She has been performing on stage since she was 11 years old. Now, at 17, Lexi is not only a YouTube sensation, but she is in high demand internationally, performing more of her own music, branching into musical theater and has a promising career with a major record label. And […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Ed Smart on his daughter’s strength, his coming out as gay

    SALT LAKE CITY — Ed Smart has been the spokesman for the Smart family since his daughter Elizabeth was kidnapped in June of 2002. 17 years later, he is used to the cameras and the probing questions. And after Elizabeth’s safe return home, they have both embarked on a quest to advocate for missing and exploited children. Only now, the narrative has changed — earlier this year, Ed announced that he is gay, first to his family and then to […]

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth on performing with Tabernacle Choir

    SALT LAKE CITY — Kristin Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer whose career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She has starred in “Wicked” on Broadway and performed before sell-out crowds all over the world. You may even remember her from “The West Wing,” and more recently, “Trial and Error.” And now, her credits including performing with the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square. FOX 13’s Bob Evans sat down with Kristin Chenoweth and asked her three […]

  • Three Questions With Bob Evans: Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown

    It’s been a challenging time for the Salt Lake City Police Department. Bob Evans sat down with Police Chief Mike Brown and asked him three questions about diverse topics like the murder of Mackenzie Lueck, and Operation Rio Grande.

  • 3 Questions with Bob Evans: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

    SALT LAKE CITY — It has been an eventful four years for outgoing Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. With a long list of notable issues and events, running a city this size has been challenging — but very satisfying, she says. Now, after only one term, she’s stepping down to address important family matters. But when it comes to the city’s business, no issue has been bigger for her than the proposed inland port — tied up in the […]

  • 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 […]

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