Patrick Evans

CBS Local 2 Chief Meteorologist

POSTED: 12:10 PM PDT Oct 17, 2012    UPDATED: 12:10 PM PDT Oct 10, 2014 

Patrick originally hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, where he started working his first television job at 17. While in high school, Patrick started as a floor director for the evening newscasts in his hometown at WVIR-TV.

While at University of Virginia, Patrick studied Environmental Sciences, Communications and Political Science. While still in college, he became the weekend weatherman at WVIR, then after graduation, he moved to the morning newscast. Later that year, he took over 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM broadcasts. In late 1990, Patrick moved to CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia.

He wore many hats at that station, from weather to features to a high school quiz show. He got the opportunity to cover events all over the country,including the 2000 NCAA National Championship football game. Patrick also traveled internationally, covering Dr. Robert Ballard's "Jason Project" with a trek to Peru, broadcasting live from the jungles along the Amazon River.

In 2000, Patrick fulfilled a lifelong desire to move west, arriving in Orange County, California to become Chief Meteorologist at the Orange County Newschannel.

In August 2002, Patrick moved to the Palm Springs area to take a position with new Coachella Valley CBS affiliate, KPSP. After a brief stint as an anchor and reporter, Patrick returned to his first love, the weather. Since then, he's been the Chief Meteorologist for CBS Local 2. During his decade long tenure, Patrick also hosted the Valley's only live Arts and Entertainment program, "Eye on the Desert". When Gulf-California Broadcast Company acquired CBS Local 2, Patrick retained his position at Chief Meteorologist and returned to hosting "Eye on the Desert".

Now you can see Patrick at 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 11:00 PM on CBS Local 2, at 6:45 PM hosting "Eye on the Desert" and also taking care of the weather duties on KDFX Fox 11 at 10:00 PM.

Outside of work, Patrick is an avid golfer, loves to travel, and takes care of his two dachshunds, Sophie and Guinness. A strong believer in community service, Patrick serves on the Board of the Family YMCA of the Desert, and previously served on the boards of the California Desert Chorale and the Desert Symphony.

Music is a big influence in his life particularly the music of Frank Sinatra. For that reason, Patrick also dedicates time to the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center whenever they call upon him. He even enjoys singing a little Sinatra, and can be spotted at various spots around the Valley, crooning a few tunes with local musicians (the are very tolerant friends!). Another passion is food, and he secretly hopes to open a restaurant one day. He has participated in various charity food events, like the Soroptimist Club Dessert Derby and the Cathedral City Meatball Festival, and is often in his kitchen or at the grill trying out new recipes.


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