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Anchor/Reporter Bolsters Award-Winning 40/29 News Team

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FAYETTEVILLE/FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS (April 5, 2021) – Brandon Evans joins KHBS/KHOG-TV, the home of 40/29 News, as Anchor and Reporter.

Evans will co-anchor 40/29 News at 6, 9 (on sister station, The Arkansas CW) & 10 p.m. weekdays with Paige Preusse, Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee, and Sports Director Mitch Roberts, while also contributing LIVE. LOCAL. LATE BREAKING. news reporting on all 40/29 News platforms. “Brandon’s experience is a perfect fit for our team,” said 40/29 News Director, Colleen Clement. “Brandon’s versatility will enhance 40/29 News’ commitment to thoroughly cover the entire market.”

“Brandon’s enthusiastic personality and engaging delivery of news will immediately resonate with viewers in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas,” said Bruce Barkley, 40/29 and The Arkansas CW’s President and General Manager.

Evans is a seasoned journalist. Since 2018 he’s anchored and reported at KHBS/KHOG’s Hearst Television sister station, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Evans also anchored and reported at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee, plus he’s reported, anchored and been a digital producer at various media outlets in Georgia. Brandon started his career reporting sports for television, radio and print.

Evans is a graduate of Maryville College in Maryville, TN, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Communications. Evans was a four-year letterman as running back while playing for the “Scots.”
Evans and his wife Leslie are outdoor enthusiasts and look forward to spending time hiking, biking and climbing in Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. Brandon also loves music and spends some of his down-time songwriting, singing and playing guitar. Evans joins the 40/29 News team in late April.

About KHBS/KHOG 40/29
KHBS/KHOG-TV, an ABC affiliate owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc., has been operating in the Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers DMA for nearly 50 years. KHBS/KHOG-TV’s local and ABC network programming continues to be seen on the station’s primary over-the-air channels, 40.1 and 29.1, as well as Cox Cable channel 7 and HD channel 2007 and AT&T TV channels 29/40 and HD channel 1029/1040. On DISH Network KHBS is available on channel 40 and KHOG is available on

  1. DirecTV viewers can find the station on channel 40. The ABC station is also cleared on Diamond Net on various channel positions.
  2. The station’s web address is

About The Arkansas CW
The Arkansas CW, a CW affiliate owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc., is KHBS/KHOG-TV’s second digital channel,

  1. 40.2/29.2 and can be seen on Cox cable HD channel 2004 and channel 4 in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith, The River Valley and Siloam Springs. On AT&T U-Verse you can watch us on channel 30 or HD 1030. On Direct TV, the station is available on 41; on DISH Network the Arkansas CW is available on 21. It is also available on various channel positions on Diamond Net. You can get a complete list of channels from Many other community and rural cable systems also carry The Arkansas CW. It is also available over the air in the Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers Designated Market Area (DMA).

About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of theindustry's premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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