Laura Evans Leaving WTTG

By Kevin Eck 

WTTG 5 p.m. anchor Laura Evans is leaving the Fox-owned station.

“After 18 years at Fox 5 DC, and 26 years as a journalist, I am starting a new chapter in my professional life,” said Evans. “As fulfilling as my work here at WTTG has been, I am very excited to begin this new journey that involves my passions and will make a difference in our community. I am proud to have been part of such an awesome team of creative and motivated journalists. I’m grateful for the support our General Manager, Patrick Paolini, has given me including most recently, as I’ve come to this decision.”

Evans says her last day will be Friday, December 2 and added she’ll be making an announcement soon, “[I]look forward to sharing it with you all,'”said Evans. “Stay tuned to my Facebook page.”

“I want to wish Laura much success as she enters a different chapter in her career,” said WTTG vp and GM Patrick Paolini. “She has been a consummate professional and terrific journalist for 18 years with us. She will be missed.”