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.
A charity in Fayette County needs volunteers to help pick blueberries that will feed families in need. The Real Life Center has an orchard and their program called U Pick 4 Others provides fresh produce to struggling families.
Families in metro Atlanta are now getting government-subsidized food boxes as part of the USDA’s Farmers to Families program.
Police in Peachtree City said someone took advantage of school being out to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage at an area elementary school.
A Spalding County man faces a felony animal cruelty charge after he allegedly shot several times through his neighbor’s privacy fence and struck his dog.
People continue to show their support for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. In Newnan, an automotive shop is offering free car care to employees of Piedmont Newnan Hospital.
With this spring’s violent and deadly weather, companies that install storm shelters are seeing big increases in business. FOX 5 spoke with one family who had a tornado shelter installed just this week, ahead of severe weather predicted for later in the week.
A group of local pilots is leaving a message in the skies over metro Atlanta hospitals. They hope their skywriting is a source of hope and encouragement to those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.
A Villa Rica man was arrested after deputies say he opened fire on a family during a road rage incident in Carroll County.
Police say two armed robbers were taking advantage of the times by wearing surgical masks to hide their faces during a robbery at a Peachtree City convenience store. However, one of the men left behind a personal item that helped police identify him and spoil what could have been a perfect crime.
A rescue group that trains service dogs for veterans says it’s in desperate need of foster families. Coco’s Cupboard says with the pandemic, fewer families are volunteering to foster service dogs in training, while the need for them among veterans and people with medical challenges is greater than ever.