Longtime Channel 4 anchor, reporter Walter Evans dies at 86

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Longtime Channel 4 news anchor and reporter Walter Evans passed away Tuesday at the age of 86 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Evans’ long and distinguished career was book-ended by major news stories.

In 1963 he was a young radio newsman covering the presidential visit that ended with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He came to Channel 4, the next year -- in 1964.

Walter was anchoring the noon news in the spring of 1993, broadcasting live from the studio when the Branch Davidian compound near Waco went up in flames. He retired just months later.

Walter is survived by his wife Marilyn, four children, five grandchildren and by a legion of co-workers who remember him as a kind and talented colleague.