WLOS-TV has added two new reporters to its news team in recent weeks. Evan Donovan is a hedge fund trader-trader-turned journalist, while Mike Mason is the station’s official “investigative” reporter.
He started out of college as a trader at a prestigious hedge fund, and then managed an ATM installation business in London for five years. But he always knew his true calling was journalism. He pursued that dream when he moved back to the US after a brief stint in Australia. Evan began his broadcasting career in radio, first on a rock station morning show and then as a producer and on-air voice in sports radio before moving over to television news. Evan graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce. When he’s not working, Evan enjoys playing sports, trying new local eateries,and hoping that his beloved Cubs will actually win a World Series one day.
Mike has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the television industry, including Columbia University’s Alfred I. DuPont Award in 2005. His accolades also include Emmys and National and Regional Edward R. Murrows, along with recognition from the Investigative Reporters & Editors, Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Mike is a Vermont native but moved to Miami to attend art school. He received his art degree and went on to study journalism at Saint Thomas University in Miami, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Mike has worked at stations in Florida, New York and Mississippi. In his spare time, Mike enjoys hiking, canoeing, photography, kayaking, art, bike riding, the gym and spending time with his two small dogs, Suki and Gunner.
It’s also worth noting that the stock of WLOS parent company Sinclair Broadcasting is kicking ass. It’s up 115 percent right now, according to The Street.