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 aren’t local truck weigh stations open all the time?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Jeff S.  Jeff asks, “On Interstate 83 why is the weigh station never open?  Other states I’m told are open all different times where trucks get weighed and inspected. Why is it seldom open?” I checked with folks at both PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police to get answer.  First, the weigh station you are referring to is on the southbound side of Interstate 83 in northern York County.  While you may not […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Do deer repellents work to avoid crashes with cars?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with deer repellents.  Maddie W asks, “I’ve seen warning signs about higher risks of deer collisions.  Do you know if deer whistles and ultrasonic-typs repellents really work?” I reached out to folks with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for an answer.  They say they can’t speak with any real authority or evidence as to whether deer repellent devices actually work. They do, however, advise drivers to rely on their own careful driving– and not a […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What does a Prothonotary do?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Devon G.  Devon asks “I see that I am being asked to vote for a candidate to serve as my county’s Prothonotary.  What exactly does that person do?” There are a couple of Prothonotary positions being selected during this general election around the region.  The Prothonotary is an elected constitutional office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and it is one of three major offices in almost every Pennsylvania courthouse: the recorder of deeds, […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why don’t some local major roadways have sidewalks?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan question comes from Jeff S.  Jeff asks, “Why do some major roads in York area have no sidewalks?  For example, the Country Club Road area of York College, South George Street past York Hospital and South Queen Street going up the hill along with many more roads in York County?” I went to PennDOT for an answer and I’m told that whether to have or not have sidewalks is up to each individual municipality.  It is […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why can’t I donate blood after spending time in the military overseas?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Robert S.  Robert asks, “In reference to mad cow disease, I have a question. During my military career I spent May to November 1986,  October to April 1995, and October to April 1998 on ships in the Persian Gulf.  We visited many European countries like Italy, France, Spain, etc.  When I went to donate blood around 2005 the Red Cross disqualified me for life.  The reason they said was because I was in […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Can I get a vanity license plate for my pickup truck in PA?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Johnny M.  Johnny asks, “I recently moved to PA and would like to get a specialty license plate for my pickup truck. However, I’ve noticed all pickups with PA license plates have a “truck” plate? I reached out to the folks at PennDOT to get your answer.  Personalized license plates are available and restricted to passenger vehicles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers, and trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14-thousand […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Is my older model motorcycle exempt from PA state inspection?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Mike H.  Mike asks, “I have a 1977 Honda CB550K.  Since it’s vintage do I have to have it inspected?” There are different rules regarding older vehicles and motorcycles when it comes to license plates and inspections.  I reached out to PennDOT to get your answer.  I’m told that your 1977 Honda is an antique- not vintage. PennDOT says vintage is from 1906 to 1976.  However, it is possible to no longer get […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why are E-ZPass transponders still being used in PA?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  John E asks, “If pictures of my license plate are taken at PA Turnpike toll booths to assess tolls, why is there still a need for an E-ZPass transponder inside my car?” The Turnpike Commission does snap a picture of your license plate when you go through a turnpike booth.  That photo, in real-time, is used to check to see if the vehicle is attached to an active […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: How long has the annual York Fair been in operation?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question is about the annual York Fair.  Ray and Judy ask “How long has the York Fair has been in operation, and is it really one of the oldest fairs in the country?” The York Fair has been a long time tradition in York County.  According to the York County Agricultural Society, who runs the annual fair, it is indeed America’s first fair dating way back to 1765.  So, America’s first fair was held eleven years […]

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