Central Pennsylvania is home. This is where I grew up; went to school; 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 WOAY in West Virginia; WFMZ in Allentown; WPBF in Florida; WHP in Harrisburg; and KMOV in St. Louis. I love broadcasting and journalism. From the Space Shuttle program in Florida, to the Berlin Wall coming down in Germany, to covering Presidential candidates, I’ve had the great fortune of reporting really exciting news events over the past 30 years. I’ve been lucky enough to win a number of journalism awards, including Emmy awards and nominations. Shippensburg University’s Communications/Journalism Department also named me the Outstanding Alumnus Award for professional achievement.

Away from work I can’t sit still. Any chance I get you’ll find me on the back roads and highways on my Harley. I’ve been riding since the age of 16. It’s my passion. I 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 in some beautiful location. My personal life is largely defined by my beautiful wife and two teenage children. We’re constantly on the go from one activity to the next!

I try to give back to the community as much as possible through participation in many charitable events. I also serve on a number executive boards including: 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: Property Taxes in Pennsylvania

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ segment question from John H from Myerstown.  He asks, “When are we Pennsylvanians going to get a break with our property taxes?  There’s been discussion about this for years, but no action.  Is there anything on the horizon?” We just aired a short story on our newscasts about this very subject on Tuesday.  The school property tax has been a primary source for school funding since the 1830’s. However, some lawmakers in Harrisburg say it’s archaic […]

  • Behind the scenes: Live fire training at Fort Indiantown Gap

    Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, Pa.– During the warm weather months, people in Lebanon County can often hear loud explosions.  It’s live fire training exercises at Fort Indiantown Gap.  National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers from around the country spend several weeks at the Lebanon County training grounds learning how to fire high powered artillery weapons.  About 130 thousand soldiers train at the facility annually.  While much of the live firing happens during the warmer weather months, training does take […]

  • Ask Evan: Who is responsible for planting plastic tubes along a creek, and when are they expected to be uncovered?

    It’s time for this week’s ask Evan segment where you ask the questions and I get you answers. This week’s question deals with trees in Lancaster County. Traci M asks, “On Milton Grove Road in Mount Joy there are hundreds of plastic tubes standing up straight along a creek bank. The tubes have been there for almost a year. Friends are saying they are trees. Who is responsible for planting them and more importantly when are they expected to be […]

  • Ask Evan: “Can you tell me why the women who anchor FOX43, why they have to wear so much makeup?”

    Bev S sent me an email asking in part, ‘My dearest Evan, perhaps you can tell me why the women who anchor FOX43, meaning Amy, Melanie, Jackie and most of all Ali, why, why they have to wear so much makeup? I mean really, their eyelashes look so phony and ridiculous that I can`t stand looking at them. I have to listen to them from another room.” Well Bev, the short answer is, they want to look good! Everybody wants […]

  • Life as a Navy Pilot

    Strike fighter squad 32 is one of the aviation groups assigned to the USS Dwight D Eisenhower aircraft carrier just back from a seven month deployment. Lt. Dan Macmillan call sign “Cena” is a fighter pilot from Pennsylvania whose been flying F/A-18F Superhornets for about two years. “It’s been very awesome! Dream of mine since I was a child. Obviously to go fast!” During the recent deployment aboard the Ike Macmillan flew plenty of missions over enemy territory. “The missions […]

  • Life in the Navy

    To protect our country and our freedoms! That`s the essence of the life of a member of our military. But what is life really like for a young man or woman whose currently serving? I got an invite from the U.S. Navy to see first hand as part of the ‘sailor for a day program’. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69 is simply known as ‘the Mighty Ike.’  Three thousand plus sailors are stationed aboard the ship. According to Chief […]

  • Ask Evan: “What happens to the natural gas royalties on State Game Lands?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan question comes from Tim G.  He asks, “Evan, I as well as many other sportsman would like to know what the PA State Game Comm. does with all the natural gas royalties from the wells that are sitting on state game lands?” Here’s what the Game Commission spokesman told me.  All natural-gas royalties received by the Pennsylvania Game Commission are deposited into the game fund, which is the agency`s general fund. That money then is used […]

  • Ask Evan: What happened to the last winner of American Idol?

    This “Ask Evan” question comes from  Renee R. She asks, “What ever happened to the guy won the last season of American Idol?” The last American Idol winner of season 15 was Trent Harmon. He won the final season back in April of this year. Since then, he has put out a couple of projects. He released his first single called Falling as part of his big American Idol win. The song was co-written by Idol judge Kieth Urban. He also […]

  • Ask Evan: Why are razor blades so expensive?

    This “Ask Evan” question comes from John M. He asks, “Evan, why are razor blades so expensive?” That’s a question that a lot of men and women are asking. In many cases, the replacement blades are way more expensive that the initial razor handle itself. There are a few factors in play here. First, there is a lot of money spent on research and development.  As you are likely aware, the razor companies always seems to be coming up with […]