Devon Evans

About Devon Evans

Journalist & Broadcaster

Devon Evans was born in St. Ann’s Bay, on the North Coast of Jamaica in 1959 and educated at Jamaica’s prestigious Fern Court High School, St. Ann, during the 1970s.

 

He commenced his apprenticeship in Journalism at   nineteen years old, when he gained a junior placement at a local radio station news room and subsequently became a candidate to a number of journalists’ training seminars, courses and conferences, at home and abroad.

 

He was appointed News Correspondent by Jamaica’s premier station, Radio Jamaica  during 1981- 1989. He joined Jamaica’s Press Association in 1987 and began to apply his trade in earnest during the 1980s.

 

Devon’s work was in demand to the extent that Jamaica’s oldest Publication, the Daily Gleaner, also appointed him News Correspondent in 1983-1990.

He moved on to become Editor of IRIE FM Radio, one of Jamaica’s popular national radio stations, in 1990-1994.

 

His promotion continued, when he was appointed Editor of Jamaica’s prestigious ‘North Coast Times’ in 1996-1997.

 

The demand for Devon’s type of journalism and broadcasting talents gained his  appointment as Correspondent of  The Jamaica Observer in 1997-2002.


The Gleaner Publication was able to outbid its rivals and again gained Devon’s services in 2002, which lasted up to December 2008, where renewal of contract is due for negotiation, as he considers his options.

 

In 2006, Devon  was appointed Caribbean Correspondent for Self-Help News, published by Zulu Publications, a UK based on-line publication, which coincided with his duties with the Gleaner Publication.

Devon Evans is a Winner of several awards in the field of Journalism, including The Press Association of Jamaica Award For Excellence,  for outstanding contributions to the development of Journalism in Jamaica.

Devon, with almost thirty years experiences, covering both local and international events, in newspaper and radio journalism, is now available for general freelance assignments, by those at home and abroad. This involves accurate news items and interviews with important visitors to Jamaica as officials or as tourists. This would focus on news, sports and entertainment.

 

Devon also undertakes assignments in other Caribbean Islands and is prepared to submit feature articles of interest to  newspaper, magazine, radio and television editors, about Jamaica’s past and present, including any related social commentaries.

 

Devon is based on the North Coast of Jamaica, where he is well-connected with ‘who’s who’,  at which many foreign and home grown celebrities come for holiday breaks, some of whom may not object to be interviewed, if asked by a local journalist.

 

Devon is a representative of the Red Cross Disaster and Emergency Committee, and he is the Chairman of St. Ann Early Childhood Parish Board.

 

Samples of Devon Evans’ work can be viewed at:

 

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071118/lead/lead7.html

 

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071105/business/business1.html

 

http://www.cdera.org/cunews/news/jamaica/article_1748.php

 

http://www.touristclick.com/news/Jamaica/tourist-arrivals-to-jamaica.html

 

http://www.nudist-resorts.org/talk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=266

http://www.hrmaj.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=0&Itemid=79&date=2008-12-01

http://www.ubol.com/index_files/Page4981.htm

To discuss commissioning Devon Evans for assignments, contact him at:

Tel: 1-876-855-8623     

Email:  devonevans@ubol.com

 

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Last up-dated December 2008