Fresno’s favorite meteorologist Madeline Evans made a bittersweet announcement of her departure from KFSN-TV during her live broadcast on April 24, 2023. Now ABC30 Action News viewers are wondering why Madeline Evans is leaving ABC30 Fresno and where she is going next. Well, the morning meteorologist and her husband are headed for their next adventure. Read on for all the details on ABC30 Fresno’s Madeline Evans exit from KFSN-TV.
Madeline Evans and Husband to Leave Central California
A native of South Carolina, Madeline Evan’s interest in meteorology dates back to her childhood. She had a fear of storms at first, but that faded as she learned more about them.
In 2016, Evans earned a degree in meteorology and a minor in communication and broadcast journalism from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. While pursuing her degree, she interned at WKMG in Orlando, Florida.
After she graduated, Evans joined News 6 WKMG. The station hired her as a full-time weekend morning meteorologist, and worked there until 2017.
A very bittersweet announcement this morning 💕@ABC30 pic.twitter.com/YQRngfH48L
— Madeline Evans (@MadelineABC30) April 24, 2023
After that, Evans relocated to Norfolk, Virginia. She joined WTKR News 3 as their weekday afternoon meteorologist, where she forecasted hurricanes, snowstorms, and tornadoes.
The meteorologist joined ABC30 News in November 2019 and moved to Fresno to be with her husband, Austen Starkey, a naval aviator at NAS Lemoore. They had tied the knot in April 2019, so they were technically newlyweds.
She and her husband were apart from each other for 11 months in 2020 when the members of the USS Nimitz had their longest deployment on record.
On April 24, 2023, the meteorologist made a bittersweet announcement of her departure while on the air. Madeline Evans has decided to leave ABC30 News Fresno, and her last day on the broadcast will be April 28, 2023.
Evans is also leaving the state as her family will move to their next assignment and said, “It has been almost four years, and this Navy family has to move on to our next adventure, so this is my last week at ABC30.”
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However, the meteorologist has promised to reveal more about her departure on Friday. So, stay tuned to ABC30 Action News for further details.