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
High-speed chase leads to major drug seizure in Fayette County
A big drug bust happened in Fayette County where the sheriff says they are seeing a resurgence of crack cocaine.
Senoia pilot with new heart allowed to fly once again thanks to Piedmont Hospital, FAA
A Senoia pilot is back in the air after the FAA gave him a special medical clearance following a heart transplant at Piedmont Hospital.
Teen involved in high-speed chase stole Hyundai using USB cord, Coweta County deputies say
The driver was a 13-year-old and deputies say speeds during their pursuit topped 120 miles an hour. Deputies say the 13-year-old driver almost struck a patrol car head on.
Riverdale fender-bender leads to drug dealing arrest
Fayette County deputies say a traffic accident led to a much bigger problem for a Riverdale man who they locked up on drug dealing charges.
Video: 4-year-old walks from getaway car as 3 men arrested for armored car heist
Deputies say they found more than $300,000 in cash inside, but what they were shocked to find was a 4-year-old boy sitting next to an assault-style weapon.
Reward offered after man killed in Coweta County home invasion
Omar Stegall was gunned down inside the Geter Circle home, just outside Newnan on April 21.
Troup County officials hold safety training simulation at West Point Lake
There was a big public safety training exercise at West Point Lake Friday in anticipation of a busy summer.
Registered sex offender nabbed again over Peeping Tom allegations
The 49-year-old registered sex offender made FOX 5 Atlanta headlines in 2019 over upskirt photo allegations.
High-speed chase in Fayette County latest in Kia, Hyundai vehicle thefts, deputies say
The thefts of the Kia and Hyundai vehicles have moved out of the heart of Atlanta and into the suburbs.
How police captured a man accused of accused of recording women in dressing rooms, up skirts
Newnan Police are warning women that an alleged Peeping Tom has been caught.