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.
With many Florida seniors still without a vaccine appointment, adding teachers, first responders, and the medically vulnerable to the mix potentially makes their wait even longer.
The city of St. Petersburg is drawing closer to redeveloping even more of its downtown waterfront. First, it was the pier. Now, it's the marina, which city officials admit is decaying and drab.
One full year of COVID-19 in Florida has put so many extra miles on nurses, doctors, essential workers, and everyday people.
A retired teacher who lost everything when his RV went up in flames learned how much he meant to his former students as they raised money to help get him back on his feet.
Jacob Ritchie's mother is one of 500,000 Americans, 30,000 Floridians and 6,996 Tampa Bay area residents to suffer the coronavirus's worst fate.
Amalie Arena will host its first concert since the pandemic began.
Even though city council members seemed to be behind an idea to illuminate the Clearwater's famed Memorial Causeway in LED lights, they delayed a plan to do so.
Wednesday, the state made vaccines available to specific residents of two specific ZIP codes in Manatee County. FOX 13 has obtained a county commissioner's email with the hand-selected names, including her own.
A special state program to vaccinate certain residents in Manatee County is coming under fire by critics on the county commission who say it smacks of racism and classism.
Confusion and long lines reigned supreme at Hillsborough County’s University Mall vaccination site. Lines of cars stretched for miles as thousands of people without appointments showed up for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.