Thursday, June 17, 2021

Rob Evans joins KVUE Austin

Rob Evans is joining the KVUE Austin Daybreak team from THV11 KTHV Little Rock, Arkansas, June 21, 2021.

"The people who work and lead the newsroom at KVUE are world-class," Evans said on the KVUE website.  "I’m so excited to learn from them, while sitting next to the incredible Yvonne, working alongside Jason and reuniting with Mariel, whom I worked with in Arkansas."

As Evans noted, meteorologist Mariel Ruiz left the KTHV AM newscast in August of 2019 to join KVUE.

Evans will anchor with Ruiz, Yvonne Nava and Jason Mikell on the Central Texas morning newscast.

Prior to arriving in Little Rock in September 2016, Evans worked for ABC7 WZVN Fort Myers, Florida.  Before that he was at KOLR Springfield, Missouri.

The St. Louis native is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Based on his bios, Evans is a "handyman" and frequently found at hardware stores when he is not with his wife and two kids. 

"What’s exciting about Rob is that he’s not just another anchor who sits at a desk, he’s a reporter at heart," KVUE President and General Manager Kristie Gonzales said on the station's website.  "He believes in getting out in the community, meeting people and telling the stories of Austin." 

Evans takes over for Mike Rush who left KVUE a few months ago and has been a top clicked story on my blog for a long time. 

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