Evan Anderson joins anchors NBC 5 News on weekend morning and also reports for NBC 5 Today during the week. He joined NBC 5 in February 2017.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Evan is happy to be home.
Before returning to the Lone Star State, Evan was the weekend evening anchor at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, a reporter at KWTV in Oklahoma City, an anchor and reporter at WVUE in New Orleans and his first reporting job was at KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Evan is no stranger to severe weather, he covered the aftermath of the EF5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013 and Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
Evan has also had a hand in covering major news events like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Louisiana coast in 2010. Evan was one of the first reporters at the Belle Chasse Naval Air station in Plaquemines Parish after the BP oil rig exploded and sunk. Rig workers were medevac’d there, and taken to the closest hospital. Evan was part of a news team which delivered wall to wall coverage, in what turned into the largest oil spill in United States history.
Evan is a a proud graduate of Eastern Hills High School. He graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Business Management in 2008. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in the Fall of 2005 after Hurricane Katrina flooded Dillard's campus.
While at Dillard University, Evan became managing editor for the student newspaper, “The Courtbouillon,” was president of the Dillard University Association of Black Journalists and was the Junior Class Vice President.
In his spare time, when Evan is not chasing down a story, he plans to enjoy spending time with his family and friends in Fort Worth.