Carter Evans was named a Los Angeles-based correspondent for CBS News in February 2013, reporting across all of the network’s platforms.
He joined CBS News with nearly 20 years of journalism experience, covering major national and international stories.
Evans received nationwide attention for his February 2013 coverage of the police shootout with suspected killer and former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. He was the only reporter on the scene when authorities closed in on Dorner after an intense manhunt in Big Bear, Calif. Most recently, Evans was a freelance correspondent for CBS News.
Previously, he spent four years as a business correspondent for CNN Newsource, contributing more than 20 live shots per day and serving as the rotating host of CNN’s financial Q&A segment “The Help Desk.” He also covered the 2010 BP oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Irene, the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and reported the “Great Recession” from the New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor.
Earlier, Evans reported and anchored for WNYW/WWOR-TV in New York. He also served as a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath, covering the Calif. wildfires and filling in for “CBS MoneyWatch.”
Evans first moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 2003 and spent the next four years reporting for KCBS/KCAL, where he covered the death and state funeral of President Ronald Reagan. He also reported on the red carpet for E! News and hosted their countdown show to Golden Globes in 2004.
Evans began his journalism career in 1995 as a freelance reporter for the CBS affiliate KGMB in his hometown Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated in 1998 from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Philosophy.
He has two children.