David Evans, former regional television and ABC radio presenter, died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 78.

He began his media career at radio station 2VM in Moree, NSW, in the early 1980s.

He moved to television in 1984, as newsreader at NEN9 (now Prime7) in Tamworth in 1984. He stayed in the role until 1999.

He then presented Saturday Breakfast on ABC Local Radio until his retirement in 2014.

In 2007 he was honoured with an Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours, for service to the community, particularly as a contributor to the establishment of the Tamworth Waler Memorial.

David Evans is survived by his former wife Judy, his sisters Joan and Barbara and his brother John.

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Source: ABC, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

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