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 does PennDOT still use oil and chips to fix roads?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with Pennsylvania roadways.  George W. asks “Why do they tar and chip roads in PA? It is dangerous when you ride motorcycle on it and it has a lot of oil runoff and makes a mess on cars and chips your paint.” Tar and chips or oil and chips as it is also called, is still used across the state to resurface a road.  Essentially a layer of tar is sprayed on the road […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Is there any truth to the ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ adage?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from June T in York County.  June asks- “I’ve always heard that when you are sick you should feed a cold and starve a fever. Is there any medical truth to this? The origin of ‘feed a cold and starve a fever’ actually goes back to the 1500`s when writer John Withals suggested that fasting would cure a fever.  The belief is that eating would activate digestive processes which would lead to more fever […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why are poinsettia Christmas plants?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan question deals with holiday plants.  Pauline A asks, “Why are poinsettia considered holiday plants?” Poinsettia plants are native to Central America, especially an area of Southern Mexico where they flower during the winter.  The plant’s association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico, where Mexican legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or Maria, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday and was inspired by an angel to gather […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Do I have to pay PA sales tax on a gifted car?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question  deals with sales tax on cars given as gifts to relatives. Nathalie O asks. “My mother lives in Maryland and has gifted me her car.  She did pay sales tax on the original purchase.  When I title the vehicle in PA, I was told if I complete the gift form, the state will compute the value of the vehicle based on the blue book.  Is this true?  If so, I would rather just give them a price […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Do deer repellent devices for cars really work?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with deer repellents.  Lori S asks, “There are some gadgets on the market that claim to repel deer, such as whistles & ultrasonic-type repellents.  Do any of these actually work?” I checked with the experts with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  First of all, they say they can’t speak with any real authority or evidence as to whether deer repellent devices actually work.  They do say they advise motorists to rely on their own careful driving, and not […]

  • ‘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’: Is it against the law to drive a vehicle with your pet in your lap?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question is about pets in cars.  Pam from Camp Hill asks, “Is it against the law to drive a vehicle with your pet in your lap or hanging out the driver’s side window?  It seems unsafe to do so, but is not illegal? I checked with both PennDOT and a local police chief to get the answer.  PennDOT says there is nothing in the law that specifically says you cannot drive with your pet in your […]

  • 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: “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 […]