Evan Johnson anchors KNOE 8 News Good Morning ArkLaMiss weekdays at 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM and KNOE 8 News at Noon.
As a young boy, Evan would sit at his grandparents’ coffee table and pretend to be a television news anchor. Now he’s living his dream!
Evan is passionate about journalism and that passion has allowed him to work in some of the best television newsrooms in Tennessee, Georgia, and Indiana before coming to KNOE 8 News. He’s privileged to have led coverage of several hard-hitting, breaking news stories while in those areas. Evan is thrilled and honored to have been a part of award-winning news coverage, but he’s even more honored to know he has and is continuing to have a positive impact of the lives of many viewers through his storytelling.
There’s no place like home! Evan is extremely excited to be back in his home state. He grew up in Lake Charles, where he graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication and a minor in both Sociology and Theatre. It was in Lake Charles where Evan got his start in television journalism. In high school, Evan was selected to be a teen reporter for his hometown’s television news station. He was later hired to be a news assistant for the station and then promoted to a full-time news reporter after graduating from McNeese.
Evan is also a former NBC Page, a program said to be more competitive for selection than acceptance into Harvard University.
Outside of journalism, Evan is passionate about reading and music. FUN FACTS: Evan began playing the trumpet when he was 10 years old. Evan was also a drum major for Washington-Marion Magnet High School’s marching band known as “The Marching Jukebox”.