Investigative Journalist , Georgia
Beau Evans’ roots run deep in Georgia. His grandfather, Warren, served as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner from 1985 to 1991 and as a member of the state House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985, representing McDuffie County near Augusta. An Atlanta native, Beau worked as a journalist in New Orleans and California’s Bay Area before returning home to Georgia in the summer of 2019 to cover state government. Since then, he’s reported on two legislative sessions, the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election cycle, including the U.S. Senate runoffs. From flooding and crime in New Orleans, to schools and climate change on California’s shores, to the halls of the State Capitol in Atlanta, there are few subjects Beau has not covered in his passion to understand the issues and interests that matter most for the communities he serves.