FOX 5’s Doug Evans anchors the Sunday News Edge and other weekend newscasts. As a field reporter, he has won seven Emmy awards as well as the FBI Director’s Award for Community Service for his crime reporting in metro Atlanta that led to the capture of dangerous criminals.
In addition, Doug produces Tech Check, a fun, light-hearted look at the fast-paced world of technology. If you can think of it, Doug can find the app for it!
Doug is also a meteorologist with more than 30 years of severe weather coverage. In that time he’s been on the front lines of every type of natural disaster. Okay, except a volcanic eruption and asteroid strike, but let’s hope for north Georgia’s sake it stays that way. Doug has won an Emmy Award for tornado reporting and often helps lead FOX 5’s field coverage of severe weather with live reports from the FOX 5 Storm Chaser. On occasion, he can also be seen forecasting the weather in the FOX 5 Storm Center.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism as well as Mississippi State’s Broadcast Meteorology Program.
Doug lives in Fayette County with his wife, Brenda, and their four children. They have a daughter who is a lawyer and another who is an officer in the United States Navy. Their dog, Gracie, is quite the internet sensation for the pictures of her sitting on Doug’s roof waiting for him to return home from work.