Joyce Evans joined the FOX 29 News team in 1996. She anchors the "FOX 29 News at Six" and "FOX 29 News at Ten" every Saturday and reports for the FOX 29 News, producing in-depth segments on health and other topics.
After two years in network radio news, Joyce launched her television career as a reporter and anchor of the morning news for WSET-TV, the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, Virginia. While at the station, she received an Associated Press Award for Spot News. In 1983, she moved to Miami, Florida, where she was a weekend anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate, WCIX-TV (now WFOR). She also hosted a popular public affairs program geared toward senior citizens.
In 1986, Joyce moved north to KYW-TV in Philadelphia. For ten years, she was a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor, and host of "The Saturday Tribune" television program.
An award-winning journalist, Joyce’s work has garnered many prestigious awards and nominations. She has five Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards as an individual reporter and numerous others for group projects. Her award-winning stories include reports on the struggles of people with Alzheimer's Disease, the effects on the families and the bond between patients and caregivers; an undercover report on children stalked and attacked by other children on their walk home from school; and a report on the power of forgiveness between former teen gangsters, coming together to mentor others, following a killing and a longstanding grudge. Included among her numerous awards, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists named her "Broadcast Journalist of the Year" in 2008; the Tom Joyner Foundation named her "The Hardest Working News Anchor/Reporter," and Clear Channel Radio's WDAS saluted her with the "Extraordinary Woman Award."
Her accomplishments are not limited to her work in front of the camera. Joyce worked as an adjunct professor at Temple University, and continues to mentor young journalists and students all over the country.
She received numerous honors for her service to the community, including awards from the Children's Miracle Network, the American Red Cross, Temple University's Adult Career retraining programs, NAACP, the Black Law Enforcement Officers, and the Spruce Adolescent Counseling and Education Project.
An alumna of TRIO/Upward Bound, the organization honored Joyce with its "National Achiever's Award" for her lifetime efforts of encouraging underprivileged youngsters around the country to achieve. Both Howard University and Florida A & M have honored her as a "Distinguished Alumna."
Born in Washington, D.C., Joyce now considers Philadelphia her hometown. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Black Journalists, the Delaware Valley chapter of The Links Inc., and a number of other public service organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live concerts, theatre, and watching classic old movies.
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West Whiteland Township police say they have identified two suspects accuse of setting a trash fire at a Target store.
Sevens cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, according to officials. FOX 29's Joyce Evans reports.