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1on1 with Jon Evans

We're talking to the newsmakers, but not in the way you are used to seeing on the nightly newscasts. "1on1" gives me the chance to find out more about the people who lead your community, where they got their start, important decisions in their lives, mistakes they made and what they learned from it. Please let me know how you enjoy these episodes! 

May 11, 2019

Jason Fosdick grew up loving music on the radio. It’s ironic that years later, a radio commercial would start Jason on his way toward an award-winning career in the industry. It didn’t come easy, but ultimately his idea of putting demo reels in pizza boxes paid off. “Foz” has now spent 15 years waking up...


Apr 27, 2019

No one in John Ingram’s family had worked in law enforcement before he earned a deputy’s badge. He carries the memories of personal loss, using it to warn young people about the dangers of drinking and driving. Rising through the ranks to become sheriff of Brunswick County, John has seen new developments in the...


Apr 13, 2019

Lester Holt has traveled the world covering stories for NBC News. In September 2018, the job brought him to Wilmington as Hurricane Florence lashed out at the North Carolina coast. As the storm raged on, Lester witnessed firefighters feverishly working to rescue a trapped couple and their infant daughter. The...


Mar 30, 2019

Wilmington-born actress Briana Venskus has landed roles on popular television shows including The Walking Dead, Grace and Frankie, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nashville. In her next role as Queen of the 2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival, Briana wants to honor the tradition of the event, while breaking new ground for...


Mar 16, 2019

Webb Simpson grew up in Raleigh but learned the game of golf in Wilmington. He’s walked a lot of golf courses since then, winning tournaments as an amateur and a professional, including the U.S. Open in 2012. Webb says his golf game and his life changed when he started walking with Jesus Christ. The 33-year-old...