Austin Evans is the Weekend Meteorologist at Heart of Illinois ABC.
Austin is from Campbellsville, Kentucky, which is located in the south-central region of the Commonwealth. In 2009 a major ice storm moved through Kentucky and significantly impacted his hometown and that sparked the interested in weather for him. In May of 2019 Austin received his bachelor’s degree in Meteorology with a Minor in Broadcast Communications from Western Kentucky University. During his studies, he interned at WAVE 3 in Louisville, KY and WBKO in Bowling Green, KY.
Two weeks after graduating Austin started as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at WETM in Elmira, N.Y. He was soon promoted to the evenings on weekends while reporting three days a week where he stayed until May 2, 2021.
Outside of work Austin enjoys music and videos games. Some of his favorite artists include Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy, the latter of which are from Chicago. His favorite games are Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2. He also enjoys spending time with his long-time partner Dakota and their two cats, Stupefy and Poppy.