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Jon Evans of WECT/Fox Wilmington is in his 40th year of television news. He's asked a lot of questions, and you've seen or heard the answers on his newscasts. Jon is now asking different questions, going in-depth with interviews and learning things that only a few people know. Politicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers - you'll know them better after hearing them go "1 on 1 with Jon Evans."

1on1 with Jon Evans Jon Evans of WECT-TV

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Jon Evans of WECT/Fox Wilmington is in his 40th year of television news. He's asked a lot of questions, and you've seen or heard the answers on his newscasts. Jon is now asking different questions, going in-depth with interviews and learning things that only a few people know. Politicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers - you'll know them better after hearing them go "1 on 1 with Jon Evans."

    Erika Arlee & Kristi Ray: Award-winning filmmakers who put females out front

    Erika Arlee & Kristi Ray: Award-winning filmmakers who put females out front

    Erika Arlee and Kristi Ray are kindred spirits. A casting call on Craigslist brought them together a decade ago, sparking a friendship that helped launch their production company, Honey Head Films. Their mission is to tell strong stories from the often-overlooked female perspective. The duo’s debut feature film, the multi award-winning A Song for Imogene, is resonating with festival audiences across the country.

    • 58 min
    Jessica Holmes: NC’s State Auditor has gone from Pender County to public service

    Jessica Holmes: NC’s State Auditor has gone from Pender County to public service

    When Jessica Holmes took the oath of office to become North Carolina’s State Auditor in December 2023, she added another “first” to her growing list of accomplishments. It’s even more impressive when you learn Jessica Holmes experienced homelessness as a child while growing up in Pender County. But thanks to adults who took the time to care, several life-changing moments sent Jessica on her path toward public office, and public service.

    • 51 min
    Kayla Thompson: Grinding to take her golf game to the LPGA Tour

    Kayla Thompson: Grinding to take her golf game to the LPGA Tour

    Kayla Thompson had success as a member of the West Bladen High School and UNCW women’s golf teams. Since turning professional in 2019, Kayla has chased the dream of earning her card and playing on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. After several years of ups and downs, Kayla has now earned the chance to take her game to the next level, and she’s working harder than ever to make it happen. 

    • 47 min
    Kody Kinsley: From NC to DC and back, just in time for Covid and Medicaid expansion

    Kody Kinsley: From NC to DC and back, just in time for Covid and Medicaid expansion

    Kody Kinsley’s life came full circle in 2023. The man who grew up in Wilmington without health insurance helped roll out a program that will provide coverage for 600,000 North Carolinians. That’s the latest accomplishment for the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary, whose career of firsts has combined his two passions, health care and public service.

    • 44 min
    Terry Hayes: Back at his storytelling best with "The Year of the Locust"

    Terry Hayes: Back at his storytelling best with "The Year of the Locust"

    Terry Hayes found international success when his 2014 debut novel I am Pilgrim became a critically-acclaimed best seller. But in achieving his lifelong ambition, the former journalist and Hollywood screenwriter suddenly found himself in an abyss, searching for the emotional drive to take readers on another page-turning thriller ride. Now, with The Year of the Locust, Hayes has found his groove again, delivering a masterful, suspense-filled espionage story that breaks the mold of today’s spy genre.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jim Shockey: Worldwide adventurer adds ‘thriller writer’ to his long list of accomplishments

    Jim Shockey: Worldwide adventurer adds ‘thriller writer’ to his long list of accomplishments

    Jim Shockey is considered one of the world’s best outdoor sportsmen. He’s taken audiences along on wildlife adventure television shows, and led hunting expeditions and conservation efforts into some of the most remote locations on earth. Shockey’s passion for folk and tribal art can be seen in the Hand of Man Museum in his native Canada. Shockey has now embarked on a new adventure, as an author, with his debut thriller, Call Me Hunter, and he wants you to dig and find the fiction.  

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Old man builder ,

Jon is the best

I have listened to, and enjoyed these wonderful podcasts for many years. This is the first time I’ve submitted a review.

Jon always does his homework, and that could be quite a lot of homework, if you’re interviewing an author. He is totally prepared, and interested, asks the perfect question, and puts his guest, so at ease.

But that’s not the best part. The best part is when he interviews and individual he has worked with in the past. That guest will always express deep appreciation for their relationship, respect for his abilities, and honestly values the relationship they have so much.

That is a wonderful thing to see!

Jon, keep doing what you’re doing. You are the best.

cindilouwho8574 ,

Long time follower

I’ve been a fan of Jon since day his first time on WWAY and followed him throughout his career.

I love these pod casts and I have learned so much about a town I was born in and lived in until I moved in 2013.

I love how he speaks about his wife and how he supported her during her breast cancer fight. I am a survivor, 7 years.

He met my Aunt and mom during a caregiver luncheon in Brunswick county and they said he was a lovely person and claimed him as a family member since he shared my Aunt’s last name. 😊

Thank you, Jon!

LaraThebold ,

Jon Evans is GREAT

I visited Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach a few weeks ago. It was so charming. Your interview with Bevin Prince was great. Very thoughtful and genuine. Looking forward to hearing more interviews from you in the future!

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