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.
Community efforts are underway to help the families of two of the police officers shot during that violent high-speed chase in Carroll County last Monday. Both of the officers face a long road ahead in their recovery.
The FOX 5 Storm Team has been tracking a line of showers and thunderstorms in south Georgia and Alabama that will be working its way up towards metro Atlanta and north Georgia through Saturday evening.
A former COVID-19 patient recently reunited with the nurse practitioner whom he credits with saving his life.
Investigators have released a video of the chase of two suspects over the weekend. Two suspects fled from authorities and led them on a chase in Coweta County on Friday evening, officials said. Deputies said the suspects ended up being involved in a deadly accident in Fulton County.
A metro Atlanta therapist says that because of the pandemic she had not met with her patients face to face for more than a year.
A Newnan firefighter’s home was destroyed last week in that devastating tornado that struck Coweta County. And he tells FOX 5 that the damage to what was his tree-lined property could be the most costly of all.
A Coweta County father told deputies he confronted his son about having a gun in his pocket and, rather than turn it over, his son opened fire on him.
A Coweta County missing mother of three has not been seen since March 1.
Police have identified two teens killed during a car crash Saturday evening in Peachtree City.
The Butts County Sheriff’s Office has charged five juveniles and two adults in the shooting outside of a community gymnasium Sunday that critically wounded a beloved community coach.