Evelyn Taft Biography
A Golden Mike Award-winning news anchor and news director, Evelyn Taft is well known as the editor of KCAL and for a weeknight meteorologist KCAL- TV Channel 9 stations. She is responsible for forecasting their seven-hour morning show.
Early Life & Education
Meteorologist Evelyn Taft was born on 24th August 1984 to Jewish parents in San Francisco Bay Area. Being born into a Jewish immigrant family, from Moscow, her first language is Russian. She also learned other languages like English, French, and Hebrew. She completed her high school from Menlo School.
With an aim to be one of the talented journalists, Evelyn Taft moved to Los Angeles, where she attended the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. While studying Broadcast Journalism and Political Science degrees at USC, Evelyn forecasted the weather for Annenberg’s live newscast. After graduation, Evelyn’s passion for weather forecasting grew as she earned her certificate in meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Evelyn has hosted numerous travel and entertainment shows since an early age. She began her career at the age of 14, working at the Bay Area’s Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center. Then by the age of sixteen, Evelyn hosted her own show on travel and entertainment. Evelyn also lived in both France and London, spent an amount of time in Israel and trekked through Asia, Europe, Central and South America, where she succeeded to climb Machu Picchu.
Evelyn started her career in broadcast journalism as a weather anchor and news reporter at KCOY-TV. She was recognized for her coverage of devastations in war-prone areas, namely the Pearl Harbor, Iraq, and Vietnam. During this time, she spent a significant amount of time reporting from the front-line of several Santa Barbara County wildfires. She also served as a weather reporter at the CBS affiliate KION, in Salinas.
In 2008, Evelyn entered CBS2/KCAL9 from KRON 4 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she forecasted the weather for its seven-hour morning show. Evelyn is a member of the National Weather Association and has been given the National Weather Association (NWA) Seal of approval.
Evelyn Taft later went from KCAL9’s weeknight 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts to its sister, station CBS2 station’s weekday 4:30-7:00 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. newscasts. Taft co-anchored alongside Rick Garcia Sharon Tay, and Stephanie Simmons.
In August 2010, “KCAL 9” ranks first in viewers among newscasts in the highly competitive 10 p.m. hour, She has been No. 1 during 7 of the last nine major sweep periods.
From the beginning of the new television season on 23 September, the weeknight edition of “KCAL9 News” at 10 p.m., continues to rank first among local newscasts in the time period with an average of 160,000 viewers, up 28 percent versus comparable dates in 2009.
“Evelyn, Sharon, and Rick are a proven winning combination,” Steve Mauldin, CBS2/KCAL9 General Manager said. “They bring a tremendous mix of experience, insight, and personality to every newscast and they know what it takes to achieve success in morning news. We are confident in their ability to help us grow our audience during the morning news daypart in the same way they’ve given us a big lift during primetime.”
Evelyn Taft is married to Ross Resnick, the founder of catering and advertisement franchise – the “Roaming Hunger.” The couple wedded in 2011. On March 2014, Evelyn gave birth a birth to a daughter, Elle. Elle was named after Evelyn’s late grandfather.
On September 11, 2015, she and traffic anchor/reporter Stephanie Simmons announced on-air they’re both expecting children. She has lately given birth to another baby boy. Not much has been disclosed about her new-born yet. It is safe to assume that she is a very busy person, in both the media and the family of four.
Evelyn is also noticed for her lovely face and magnetic personality on-screen. Ross is the founder of Roaming Hunger, an online directory and is also the food truck entrepreneur and thus she is also spotted at a gourmet food truck in Los Angeles. She stands at 5 feet 8 inches. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys sailing, eating from LA’s gourmet food trucks, reading and spending time with her family and pug. She holds an American and is of Jewish ethnicity.
Gaining experience as a host from young age, she certainly has grown as a person and earned millions of admirers and followers on the social media. She is undoubtedly earning a handsome salary. However, tall, slender, always very pretty, Evelyn Taft has not revealed her exact net worth yet. She is also active o social networking sites.