Bob Evans

Bob Evans
CKSO proved to be a breeding ground for great talent and from its offices and studies, many moved on obtaining high profile positions in broadcasting.  Bob Evans was one of those great talents.  He was born in London, Ontario.  Bob Evans enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism.  His career brought him to Sudbury where he worked at CKSO TV as a newscaster in the mid-1950's.

He started as a summer copy boy at the Washington Post.  His education took him from a school in St. Thomas, Ontario and Sidwell Friends School, a Quaker school in Washington, the University of Western Ontario and Boston University.  After his time at CKSO Television, he worked as a reporter for a short while at the Oshawa Times.  He then joined CBC in Toronto.  He would cover historical events including NASA space flights, including the lunar landing in 1969.  Bob served as the Moscow bureau chief for CBC from 1971 to 1973.  During this time, Leonid Brezhnev opened a new round of negotiations with the United States and President Nixon visited Moscow.  Afterwards, Bob joined CTV as its bureau chief in Halifax, Montreal and Edmonton.  He then moved to CTV Ottawa.  Between 1987 and 1993 he worked as a communications director for the federal government.  Even after retiring in 1993 he decided to study history at Carleton University, Ottawa.

Bob passed away on March 18, 2010 in Ottawa, following a bout with pancreatic cancer.  He was 81 and was survived by his wife Mary and their son Andrew.