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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Recent Articles
  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Are there changes to PA motorcycle inspection rules?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Frederic A.  He asks, “I was working on my bike and was talking to another person riding and he told me PennDOT doesn’t want us to ride our bikes in the winter so they changed motorcycle inspections to every 6 months.  I have always gotten my bike inspected for a year.  When did they start this?  When will they try this with cars and trucks?” As a motorcycle rider myself for 40 years, […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Why can’t military members who spend time in Europe donate blood?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with donating blood.   Jackie B asks, “I spent time in Europe in the military a number of years ago, and recently discovered that because of that – the Red Cross says I am not allowed to donate blood. Why is that?” While the American Red Cross wants as many people as possible to donate blood, there are strict guidelines in place that does restrict who can and cannot donate blook. Regarding your question- I […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why aren’t people fined for blowing grass onto the road?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Randy I.  Randy asks “Why don’t people get fined for blowing their grass out on the road?  That is a danger to motorcycles and cars when the roads are wet?” I can tell you first hand grass clipping on a road is very slippery on a bike.  A local police chief that I reached out to says it is indeed illegal to blow grass clippings on public streets.  It does happen quite often […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What’s the deal with the diabetic test strip buying signs?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Vicki B.  Vicki asks, “I’ve been noticing signs along the roads advertising that someone or a company is looking to buy diabetic test strips. What’s that about?” I too have seen a number of those signs in the area asking to purchase diabetic test strips.  The sign includes a Baltimore area code.  I gave the number a call.  A woman who answered did answer a couple of questions.  She told me she will […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why doesn’t PennDOT replace license plates every few years?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan question comes from Butch K.  Butch asks, “Recently I noted my brother in law’s license plate was really beat up and faded and I looked at mine and it too was faded and worn. That got me thinking that we haven’t gotten a new license plate in PA for a number of years.  I recall that we used to get a new one it seemed like every few years.  Has there been a change in the […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What is the turn left on red law for motorcycles?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Ed C.  Ed asks, “Was a law passed that motorcycles can turn left on red?” A law of that nature has been in effect since September of 2016.  Simply put the “ride on red” law allows for motorcycles– or any vehicle for that matter to proceed with caution at an intersection if the traffic signal’s vehicle-detection system fails to recognize it.   The signal should be treated like a stop sign in this scenario. […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why don’t all PA counties require vehicle emissions testing?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Rob L.  Rob asks, “Why aren’t some counties required to perform emissions inspections along with state inspections?” Congress set the requirement for an enhanced emissions testing program as part of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendment in 1990.  Of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, there are currently 25 counties that require an emissions inspection program.  Those are based on air quality needs and population density.  In our area that includes Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, […]

  • Ask Evan: What are the names of Harrisburg-Area Susquehanna bridges?

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Clara S.  Clara asks, “What are the names of the 6 or 7 bridges that cross the Susquehanna River into the Harrisburg area?” Starting from the north, the bridge carrying Route 22/322 from Duncannon, Perry County into Dauphin County is called the Clarks Ferry Bridge.  It was part of the Main Line PA Canal built in 1828. The bridge carrying Interstate 81 from Cumberland County into Dauphin County is called the George Wade […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Where did the proceeds from the sale of the York County home go?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with the sale of the Pleasant Acres home in York County.  Carl D asks, “I would like to know why our county (York) taxes weren’t lowered this year since they got a lot of money from the sale of the county home?” In July of last year the York County Commissioners sold the Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to Premier Healthcare Management, a private company that operates a number of nursing homes in […]

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