Jon Evans Bio, Age, Height, WECT, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Jon Evans Bio, Wiki

Jon Evans is an American Anchor, Reporter, and Director working for WECT News in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a weekday evening anchor, assistant news director, and podcast host. He joined the station in January 2008 after working at WWAY News Channel 3.

Jon Evans Age

Evans was born on April 14th in the United States and therefore celebrates his birthday on 14th April every year.

Jon Evans Height/Measurements

Evans stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Jon Evans Education

Evans attended Panther Valley High School from 1976 to 1980. He later went to King’s College in 1980 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Journalism in 1984.

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Jon Evans Career

Evans works as a weekday evening news anchor, assistant news director, and podcast host at WECT News in Wilmington, North Carolina. He joined the station in January 2008. 2024 marks his 41st year working in television news and his 47th year in broadcasting. Evans anchors at 5.30 p.m. and co-anchors at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. alongside Frances Weller. He also co-anchors WECT News at 10 alongside Daniella Hankey on Fox Wilmington. Additionally, he is the host and producer of 1on1 with Jon Evans, which is an award-winning podcast.

Prior to joining WECT, Evans worked at WWAY News Channel 3 where he started as a news director and anchor from September 1992 to April 1997. From April 1997 to December 2006 he worked as an evening anchor and reporter where he anchored the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Before that, Evans worked as a sports director and executive producer at WCTI TV in New Bern, North Carolina from April 1989 to September 1992. He earned several awards including being a five-time TV News Anchor of the Year from Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas in Division II. Evans also won a number of first place awards such as Best Podcast and Best Hard News Feature in 2020. He won the latter, after reporting on the Hurricane Florence: Memories of Mercer Avenue story.

Evans has donated his time as an event host or emcee to a number of service organizations in the community. Some of this organizations include Red Cross, JDRF, Communities in Schools, American Cancer Society, and The Willie Stargell Foundation among others. Presently, he is on the board of the Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina.

Jon Evans Net Worth

In Evans’ career as an anchor, reporter, and director, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Jon Evans Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Jon Evans Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Evans manages to keep information regarding his parents and or whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Jon Evans Wife

Evans is happily married to Sheila since the year 1985. Together, they have been blessed with 3 children namely; Monica, Jonathan, and Abby and they also have 2 grandchildren; Sam and Jack. Jack was born in September 2019, while Sam was born in June 2022.

Jon Evans WECT

Evans works at WECT News, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;

  1. Frances Weller
  2. Kim Ratcliff 
  3. Mara McJilton
  4. Emma Dollenmayer
  5. Ava Brendgord 
  6. Delaney Tarpley

Jon Evans Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 6.6K followers, around 12K followers on his Facebook page, and about 1.9K followers on his Instagram account.