Bill Evans (meteorologist)

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William Howard Evans
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Born (1960-07-16) July 16, 1960 (age 53)
Meridian, Mississippi
Occupation Meteorologist

Bill Evans (born July 16, 1960) is an American meteorologist and the senior meteorologist for WABC-TV, the ABC affiliate in New York City.

Early career[edit]

Evans' broadcasting career began at the age of 13 in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi on WDAL Radio and WTOK-TV. He attended Mississippi State University, where he studied business administration, and Jackson State University, where he studied meteorology.

In 1985 the National Weather Service named him "Outstanding Meteorologist" for his forecasting and reporting during Hurricane Elena.[1]

Before coming to New York, Evans was meteorologist for WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama and was morning show host on WABB-FM. He also held similar jobs in Dallas, as both meteorologist at WFAA-TV and morning show host for KHYI-FM.[1]

WABC-TV[edit]

Evans is the Senior Meteorologist for Eyewitness News in the Morning and Eyewitness News at noon.[1]

Evans is a 10-time Emmy award winner for "Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Weather Broadcasting." He has been with WABC-TV since December 13, 1989.[1]

Every year he plays himself in The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Evans has also played Lumiere (the candlestick) on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America He also appears on ESPN Sports Center and The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio. Evans has appeared on the show "How Stuff Works" on the Discovery Channel and Live with Kelly and Michael.[1]

In 2007 Evans sent a congratulatory note to Alexander Cockburn in reply to an article written about global warming in The Nation magazine. Evans commented, "finally someone is getting it right" and said of Cockburn, "He is dead on in his assessment of the greenhouse global warming theory!"[2]

Other broadcasting[edit]

Evams also reports the weather for 95.5, WPLJ-FM in New York City and WGCH 1490 AM in Greenwich, Connecticut.[3]

Charitable interests[edit]

Bill Evans scuba diving

Evans helps raise funds for children's charities Babies Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, and the National Young Adult Institute.[1] He also hosts golf tournaments to raise funds for The Red Cross of New Jersey and Special Olympics of New York.[4]

Writing[edit]

Evans' first novel Category 7: The Biggest Storm in History, was co-written by Marianna Jameson.[5] Evans promoted the work on a 2007 book tour.[6] The story is about "weather folk" tracking a hurricane as it approaches New York City.[7] It comes out that the hurricane was created and directed artificially by a billionaire villain.[8]

Evans has gone on to release more novels in the "eco-thriller" genre, all with Jameson co-writing, including Frozen Fire, a sequel to Category 7.[8] A children's book with research by Susan Berkoff was released in 2012.

Personal[edit]

Evans and his wife Dana, are divorcing after 19 years of marriage. They are both facing third-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges due to an argument on May 4, 2013 at their Old Greenwich, Connecticut home.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bill Evans". WABC-TV Web site. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Evans, Bill (2007-06-18). "Letters / Cockburn: Climate Iconoclast" (fee required). The Nation; letters (The Nation) 284 (24): 2.  [1] PDF (3.0MB)
  3. ^ "Bill Evans". Linkedin. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bill Evans". Linkedin. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Meteorologist and Author Bill Evans To Discuss New Book". Sacred Heart University. April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bill Evans: Category 7 Blog". Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Book Excerpt: 'Category 7'". Good Morning America. ABC News. 11 July 2007. 
  8. ^ a b "Frozen Fire by Bill Evans; Marianna Jameson". fictiondb. 

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