Bill also forecasts the weather on 95.5 WPLJ-FM Radio's "Todd and Jade Show in the Morning," 77 WABC Radio's "Imus In The Morning," NASH FM 94.7 and on WGCH Business Talk Radio in Greenwich, CT. He also can be heard on the ABC Radio Network, ESPN Radio and Martha Stewart Radio. He fills in for Ginger Zee on ABC News' "Good Morning America," appears on "Good Morning America Weekend," "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael," ESPN's "Sports Center," The Discovery Channel's "How Stuff Works," and "The View."
Before joining the Eyewitness News team in 1989, Bill was a Meteorologist at WFAA-TV in Dallas and morning show host for Y-95 Radio there. Before that he was Meteorologist for WALA-TV in Mobile, AL and was radio morning show host for Mobile's WABB-FM Radio. Bill began his broadcasting career at the age of 13 in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi as a DJ on WDAL Radio and WTOK-TV, where he presented his first weathercast.
Bill is no stranger to the sound and fury of hurricanes. Growing up in Mississippi, he experienced first-hand the awesome power of Hurricane Camille, one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes in America's history. He turned his interest in the causes and effects of severe weather into a career after attending Mississippi State University and studying Meteorology at Jackson State University. He also holds a degree from Sussex Community College. In 1985, Bill was awarded the prestigious broadcast Seal of Approval from The American Meteorological Society and has been honored by The National Weather Service as "Outstanding Meteorologist." Bill was recently awarded "Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters" from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY and "Honorary Doctorate of Science" from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ.
When he's not forecasting the weather, Bill is a New York Times Best Selling Author for his novel "Category 7," a techno-thriller about a hurricane bound for New York City. His other works include "Frozen Fire," "Dry Ice," "Blackmail Earth," and a weather book for kids titled, "It's Raining Fish & Spiders." He is a member of the Friars Club and The Harlem Yacht Club.
A true believer in the importance of community service, Bill is a board member of Leak and Watts Family and Children's Services of the Bronx and Yonkers. He's also an avid supporter and fund raiser for such children's charities as Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian, Special Olympics of New York, the National Young Adult Institute, Junior Achievement of NY and CT, Kids in Crisis of Greenwich, CT, Ronald McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes of NY, CT and NJ, Mt. Vernon Hospital and Boy Scouts of America. He also raises funds for The Red Cross of New York and New Jersey, Crohns and Colitis of New York, the Simon Malls Youth Foundation, the Silver Shield of Greenwich, CT and the YMCA and YWCA of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Bill has four children, Maggie, William, Julia and Sarah, and he resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Meteorologist Bill Evans checks the weather forecast in major travel destinations for Thanksgiving eve
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Meteorologist Bill Evans explores "the weather" underwater.
Bill Evans goes SCUBA diving.