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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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    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Francis P.  Francis asks, “Why is it some states down south have only blue lights on their police vehicles?  And all the other states have red and blue lights on their police vehicles?” Emergency lights can even vary widely from state to state and city to city in much of the country.  Across much of the United States, early police cars featured only a single, non-flashing, red emergency light at the front of […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’:” What do I need to do to get a Real ID from PennDOT?”

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  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What are the differences between yellow and white speed limit signs?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Daryl H from Thompsontown.  Daryl asks,  “What is the difference between the yellow and black speed limit signs versus the white and black ones? On a curve near my place is a yellow/black sign of 35 mph and the approaching white/black sign is 45 mph.  Are you officially speeding if you do 45 mph around the curve?” The black and yellow signs are called advisory speed limit signs.  They indicate a speed recommendation– […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why don’t PA State Police wear badges?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Dan E.  Dan asks, “I was wondering why the Pennsylvania State Police do not display their badge of authority on their uniforms?  Being a retired officer from Maryland, it has me puzzled. Other local police jurisdictions in Pennsylvania display their badges, why not the state police?” Pennsylvania State Police do not wear their badges on their uniforms and this is really a matter of tradition.  The Pennsylvania State Police was created by an […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why is PennDOT installing wire barriers in highway medians?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’  question deals with safety wires installed on area highways.  Mark S in Shippensburg asks, “PennDOT” is installing barriers in the median along I-81 that resemble 4 foot wire fences. My question is why are they on only one side of the median and why aren’t they in the middle of the median? PennDOT recently installed what are called cable media barriers or CBM’s.  It is also known as a high tension CBM because the wires stretch from […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Do State Police get bonuses for issuing a certain number of tickets?”

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  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why aren’t snow fences used anymore?”

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  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Are there ways to get earlier appointments at drivers license centers?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question is from Deb R.  Deb asks, “My son has a scheduled appointment for his drivers test but we wanted to check cancelled spots to see if he could get in earlier.  It will not let us do that since he has an appointment. Is there a way to do this?” The backup at many of the PennDOT license centers is lengthy,  In fact, it can be up to six months long at the more popular […]

  • ‘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 […]

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