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.

Chat with me on twitter @EvanFOX43 or Facebook.com/evanforresterfox43

Recent Articles
  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why do bridges freeze before road surfaces?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ comes from Justin C from Lebanon County.  Justin asks, “I see those signs that say bridges freeze before road surfaces. Why does that happen?” On a cold, rainy day, ice forms more quickly on bridges and overpasses for two reasons.  One, the freezing wind strikes the bridge above and below and on both sides.  That means the bridge is losing heat from every side.  Roads, however, only lose heat from its surface. Even while the temperature on the actual […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “How does salting the road actually work during storms?”

    Tonight’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from William B.  William asks, “I know that the roads are always salted when it snows.  But, I’m not sure how it works?  Can you explain it? We see those salt trucks out and about both before and during storms that bring snow and ice.  The answer is all about science.  Essentially salt lowers the freezing or melting point of water.  The idea is to take advantage of the lower melting point. Ice or snow […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why don’t Aquafina water bottles freeze?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Donna W.  Donna asks, “I would like to know why the bottles of Aquafina water do not freeze?” This is the first I’ve heard of this, but apparently Donna is not alone in asking that question.  Rumors that Aquafina bottled water does not freeze have been a fixture of the internet for over a decade.  On internet forums and blogs, the claims are usually presented with strong innuendo about what nefarious chemicals Pepsico, the […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What’s the story with the State Police hat chin straps?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Mary P in York County.   She ask, “Why do the Pennsylvania State Police wear their hat chin straps right under their lips instead of under their chins?  It seems odd, but i see it all the time?” I went to the public information folks with PSP, and I learned a few things about the hats and the chin straps.  I’m told Pennsylvania State Troopers actually have two styles of hats– called campaign hats. There is […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why do mail trucks have such a distinct sound?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Tammy F who asks, “Why do mail trucks have such a distinct sound when pulling up to the mailbox?  No matter what else is going on inside, I can always hear that familiar “putter” sound when the mail is delivered?” The U.S Postal Service has used the same delivery trucks for the past 30 years.  The USPS runs about 200 thousand Grumman Long Live vehicles all over the country.  They are known as LLV’s, […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why do gas prices end with .9 per gallon?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan question comes from Rob T from York County.  Rob asks, “Why do gas prices end with .9 per gallon?” Here’s what I found.  The practice of pricing fuel with a fraction of a penny is thought to have started around the 1930’s.  Congress first implemented a $0.01 gas tax in 1932 as a temporary measure, putting that money towards reducing deficits connected to the great depression.  The tax was supposed to expire in 1934, but Congress […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Why aren’t snow fences used any longer to stop snow drifting?

    Tonight’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Henry D.  Henry asks, “Why don’t we use snow fences anymore to cut down on snow drifting?” Years ago, we used to see snow fences along sections of open land in rural areas.  They are designed to block the snow from drifting back onto plowed roadways.  Over the years most of them have disappeared and are no longer installed. On non-state roads the decision to use or not use snow fencing lies in the […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: What is the purpose of the cameras near traffic lights?

    Tonight’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with cameras you may see at various intersections. Melissa M in Lancaster County ask, “I’ve recently noticed more and more major intersections have cameras installed around the traffic lights.  Are these red light cameras for issuing tickets?” I got in touch with the folks at PennDOT about your question.  The only red light cameras in the state are in Philadelphia and that is because of legislation.  The only way to add them to any other place […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Does feeding a cold and starving a fever really work?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ comes from Rob T in York County.  Rob asks, “My entire life I`ve been told to feed a cold and starve a fever when I`m sick. Is there any medical truth to this adage or is it medical folklore? The origin of “feed a cold and starve a fever” actually goes back centuries– back to the 1500`s when writer John Withals suggested that fasting would cure a fever.  The belief was that eating would activate digestive […]