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Dave Evans
Dave Evans is Channel 7 Eyewitness News' political reporter. Since arriving here in 1999, Evans has covered every major election from the mayoral campaigns of Mike Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio to the Presidential race of Hillary Clinton in 2008.

He has worked as Eyewitness News' lead reporter in every political convention since 2000 and has traveled extensively for ABC7, from covering the war in Iraq to Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent visit to Israel.

Before joining us Evans worked at WFAA-TV, the ABC station in Dallas. There he covered issues as varied as the American intervention in Haiti and the war in El Salvador.

Evans is graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has won numerous awards including the DuPont-Columbia award for team coverage of the World Trade Center attacks. He has also been awarded the Associated Press Best Reporter in Texas as well as two Dallas Katie awards for his government reporting.

Evans has competed in many triathlons and marathons, is an avid cook and gardener, and, to the aggravation of many, still roots for his Dallas Cowboys.

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