Amanda Evans Leaving News 13 to Care for Husband

By Kevin Eck 

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amanda evansNews 13 reporter Amanda Evans is leaving the station to care for her husband who is fighting cancer.

“This is the hardest and easiest decision at the same time,” Evans told Orlando Sentinel media writer Hal Boedeker. “Balancing doctor’s appointments, chemo and working full time just wasn’t working.”

Boedeker reports Evans’ husband, Joe Clark, had surgery in October after being diagnosed with colon cancer. The cancer returned in February.

“I wanted to let you all know that Amanda Evans will be leaving News 13 on May 2nd,” Tim Geraghty, News 13’s senior director of news, said in a staff memo. “Amanda has decided she needs to give her full attention to her family right now. Amanda has been with News 13 for almost five years. Please join me in wishing Amanda nothing but the best in the near future and beyond.”

Evans joined News 13 in 2009.

image – Courtesy of Amanda Evans / April 18, 2014