Central Pennsylvania is where I grew up, attended college, and eventually returned to start a family. After working at several TV stations around the country I returned to Central Pennsylvania when FOX43 News debuted in 1994. I currently anchor the weekday 4pm, 5pm and 10pm newscasts. I graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After graduation I worked for TV stations in West Virginia, Allentown Pennsylvania, West Palm Beach Florida, and St. Louis Missouri. From the Space Shuttle program in Florida, to the Berlin Wall coming down in Germany, I’ve had the great fortune of reporting exciting news events over the past 30 years. I’ve been fortunate to earn a number of journalism awards, including several Emmy awards and nominations. Shippensburg University’s Communications/Journalism Department also named me the Outstanding Alumnus Award for professional achievement.

Away from work, chances are you’ll find me on the back roads and highways on my Harley-Davidson. I’ve been riding since the age of 16. I also enjoy golf. Golf doesn’t enjoy me. The Eagle Scout in me still comes through with my love of camping, backpacking and hiking in the great outdoors. Each year you’ll find the Forrester clan camping or hiking in the woods of some beautiful location. My personal life is largely defined by my beautiful wife and two children.

I give back to the community as much as possible through participation in many charitable events. I serve on a number executive boards including: The Executive Board of the New Birth of Freedom Council of the Boy Scouts of America; The Executive Board of America’s 9/11 Foundation; The advisory board of both Shippensburg University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Communications/Journalism Department.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘Ask Evan’: Do holiday plants actually harm pets?

    Tonight’s question comes from Taylor F.  Taylor asks, Is poinsettia poisonous to my pets? ” During the holidays, the poinsettia is a popular Christmas plant.  Though they have a bad reputation, poinsettia plants are only mildly toxic to cats and dogs.  According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the milky white sap found in poinsettia does contain certain chemicals that is irritating to the tissues of the mouth and esophagus.  While poinsettia is commonly ‘hyped’ as a poisonous plant, it rarely is, and the […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Do massages release toxins and should I drink water afterwards?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with massages.  Alex P asks, “I’ve heard that massages release toxins from your muscles into your body, and that you need to drink a lot of water afterwards. Is this true?” For years massage therapists told clients massage removes lactic acid buildup and to drink lots of water after a massage to remove toxins released from muscles into the blood stream.  They assert the water helps the kidneys and pancreas process those toxins. I looked […]

  • ‘Sailor for a Day’, Visiting with Central PA Navy Sailors in Norfolk, VA

    The life of a U.S. Navy sailor.  The days are long and the work is often times difficult and dangerous.  However, there are certain skills a sailor learns early and uses often.  For example, stuffing 40 pounds of uniform gear  and boots into a 4 pound bag.  It’s a skill sailors like Pennsylvania native Javaun Harvey learned at boot camp 7 years ago.  At the time he thought,  “Man I don’t know if  I’m going to like this.  It was […]

  • U.S.Navy’s newest Fighter-Jet F35C

    The U.S. Navy is is looking to the F35-C to become the future of air combat aircraft to eventually replace some of the aging legacy F18’s.  According to pilot Captain Rick Crecelius, the F35C is a fifth generation fighter jet jam-packed with technological upgrades.  “It’s indescribable.  The leap in capability that is made between the legacy platform and the F35.” Captain Rick Crecelius, call sign “Slash”, has been a navy pilot for 25 years.  He flies the new F35C and […]

  • U.S. Navy Sailors from Central PA work on and in Navy aircraft

    Aircraft aboard the U.S.S Harry S Truman varies greatly.  From fighter jets to helicopters to the E2D Hawkeye- the so-called ‘eyes in the sky’.  “The E2D Hawkeye is basically a command and control platform.  We’re the eyes of the skies for the fleet.” says Ensign Gregory Myers of York County. The Hawkeye is the first airplane to take off from the aircraft carrier and the last to return.  The airplane gives an aerial view of the battlefield.  Myers says, “Think […]

  • U.S.Navy Sailors from Central PA on the USS Harry S. Truman

    A U.S. Navy sailor’s life is many things.  It’s hard work; it’s adventurous; it’s time away from family; it’s a lot of pride.  Each member of the 5000 person team on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman plays a differing role.  Collectively they strive for perfection each day because lives depend on it.  Captain Nicholas Dienna says, “They’re spectacular young men and women, and in this environment, which is a completely unforgiving environment to any mistake or error  either human […]

  • ‘Sailor for a Day’: Welcome aboard the USS Harry S. Truman

    Life in the military.  For many U.S. Navy sailors it means plenty of time on board ships and submarines.  I recently had a chance to spend time with local members of the Navy  aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier at sea. The Truman is 100 thousand tons of nuclear powered u-s military might at sea. The carrier is the 8th Nimitz class aircraft carrier of the U.S. navy which was commissioned in 1998.  “It’s a series of restaurants, it’s […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Why is there a Turnpike Commission and PennDOT?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with the PA Turnpike Commission.  Lou S ask, “Why do we have a Turnpike Commission and a department of transportation? I reached out to PA Turnpike Commission spokesman Carl Defebo to track down the answer.  He says the state legislature formed the turnpike commission back in 1935 with act 211.  There was a desire to create a 4 lane limited access highway across the commonwealth.  This was well before PennDOT, and there was no highway money […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Why are pictures taken at every E-ZPass tool booth?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Ryann W.  She asks, “Why is the turnpike taking photos of drivers when going through the E-ZPass toll? It happened twice recently to my husband.” I talked with PA Turnpike Commission Spokesman Carl Defebo.  He tells me photographs are taken of each and every vehicle that goes through the E-ZPass lanes– specifically pictures are taken of the license plate.  Then in real-time, the plate information is compared to the E-ZPass customer database. If […]