Evan Axelbank

Evan Axelbank


Evan Axelbank is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13 News. He joined the FOX 13 News team in January 2014.

Evan is originally from the Bronx and graduated from Ithaca College on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York, with a degree in journalism and a minor in politics. Although Evan started his career in New York, working at WROC in Rochester and News 10 in Syracuse, he is no stranger to the Florida sunshine. He is also familiar with the Tampa Bay area.

He spent the last three years working at WPTV in West Palm Beach. While there, he covered presidential debates, tropical storms, the NBA Finals, and the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Evan is an avid Mets fan, loves to read books about American history, and can be seen on the golf course in his spare time.

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Toronto Raptors to begin 2020-2021 season in Tampa

We're used to sports fans from Canada rolling deep in Tampa Bay, but an NBA team is about to change that game, even if it's just temporarily. The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that the team will begin its 2020-2021 season in Tampa. 


Coronavirus vaccine questions answered: Dosage, distribution, and more

Florida provided an outline of its distribution plan to the CDC about a month ago, which includes a priority for healthcare workers, first responders, those with health factors that could make them susceptible to severe illness, and people in long-term care facilities.


Tampa pushing for Raptors to play at Amalie Arena

Raptors president Masai Ujiri confirmed Thursday on CBC Radio that Canada's travel restrictions could put a crimp in their ability to use their home arena. He said they would consider Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, Louisville, Kansas City, Newark, and Buffalo.