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
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    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Donna J.  She asks, “Whenever it rains very hard I always seem to get warnings on television or on my radio about flash flooding.  What exactly constitutes a flash flood?” According to Meteorologist Maryellen Pann, flash floods are distinguished from regular floods– because it is often sudden or expected within six hours.  Flash floods are caused by heavy rain typically from thunderstorms.  Flash floods generally effect poor drainage areas, low-lying areas and small […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What happened to gambling money being used to reduce property taxes?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Larry M.  Larry asks, “Before Ed Rendell got gambling legalized in Pennsylvania, he promised that he would use proceeds from gambling in Pennsylvania towards eliminating property taxes, or at least for the elderly.  What ever happened to this idea?” Lets start with the timeline of all of this.  Slot machines appeared in PA in 2006.  Table games came on board in 2010, and recently online gambling became legal. As for your question, I […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: Has consolidating school districts within PA counties been considered?”

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  • ‘Ask Evan’: What’s the difference between a Real ID and a PA license?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Pat F.  Pat asks, “What ‘added’ feature does the Federal ID (Real ID) have that the PA ID does not?” Real ID has been available in Pennsylvania since March first of this year.  In order to get one you need to provide a number of documents to PennDOT.  The US Department of Homeland Security sets Real ID minimum security standards for state-issued driver`s licenses– and makes sure all states’ verify identity documents the same […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “What are the fees involved in gifting a car from out of state?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question is from Kim G.  Kim asks, “My husband and I would like to buy a new vehicle here in Oregon where we reside.  There is no sales tax in Oregon.  Then we would like to gift this vehicle to our daughter who lives in Pennsylvania.  She has lived in PA for the last 8 years. What will be involved with title and registration fees?” I checked with the folks at PennDOT to get your answer.  […]

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    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Michelle S.  Michelle asks, “I keep seeing ads from different car insurance companies about getting lower prices by installing a monitoring system in your car. How does that work?” A number of different companies offer that driving monitoring feature for your car.  I checked with a local contact at State Farm Insurance for more information on theirs.  Essentially, their unit is called a Beacon and is installed in you vehicle.  The device does […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Is it legal to drive with a dog in your lap?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ deals with pets in cars.  Pamela P asks, “I would like to know if it is legal to drive your car while your pet sits on your lap?  I have seen so many drivers with a dog sitting on their lap while driving.  How can this not be hazardous, let alone legal?” I checked with both PennDOT and a local police chief to get an answer.  PennDOT says there is nothing in the law that specifically […]

  • ‘Ask Evan’: “Why do I have to serve jury duty?”

    This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question comes from Lorie T.  She asks, “I was called for jury duty. I don’t want to do it. Don’t I have any rights?  Besides that, my employer wrote a letter that I couldn’t be excused from work but they still say I have to show up. Where are my rights?” Lorie you have rights, but refusing jury duty isn’t one of them.  In the American court system, criminal defendants are guaranteed the right to trial […]

  • ‘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, […]

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