Doug Evans

Doug Evans

Reporter

Doug Evans is a general assignment reporter and drone pilot for FOX 5 News. 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.

Doug is also a meteorologist with more than 30 years of severe weather coverage. In that time he has been on the front lines of every type of natural disaster. OK, 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.

Doug 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 U.S. 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.

The latest from Doug Evans

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High winds and falling tree damage doctor’s office

High winds on Tuesday sent a tree crashing down on a doctor’s office in Peachtree City causing, of all things, serious flooding damage. That’s because a tree limb broke the building’s fire sprinkler system, sending patients and staff scrambling. 

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Drug raid in Coweta County includes THC vape products

A Coweta County man has been charged in a marijuana operation that deputies say included making products laced with THC. Those products included butter, gummy bears and vaping cartridges. Deputies said the home belonged to Michael Dean Vogel. They have charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of THC as well as amphetamine.