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.
The federal government's Paycheck Protection Program gives businesses two-and-a-half times their monthly payroll if they keep workers employed for eight weeks, but business owners aren't sure if it will be enough.
The president says the United States will help people who are sick and stuck on a cruise ship that has been stranded for weeks after an outbreak of COVID-19.
"Stay home if you can help it," a Tampa cancer patient pleaded. "Please, please, please. The time will pass."
Mayor Rick Kriseman is keeping the heat on Gov. Ron DeSantis for a statewide shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. He took the opportunity during a live stream on Monday.
Pinellas County officials decided to issue a "safer-at-home" resolution for residents to safely practice social distancing as the county finds ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. It begins Thursday.
Governor Ron DeSantis is not issuing any stay-at-home orders, despite calls from leaders in the Bay Area and statewide.
Dozens of teachers wound through streets near Apollo Beach Elementary to see their students for the first time in over a week. They have been out of school for spring break, but did not return due to the novel coronavirus.
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. Instead, four friends from Tampa are stuck in Peru with no way out.
Labor law attorneys said employees who have been laid-off or furloughed should file for unemployment benefits immediately.
Rent, food, toilet paper: Pat Delaney of Tampa is worried about getting through the pandemic.