Graduate of Purdue University, Brody Carter is one of the newest members on the Fox 17 news team. Upon graduation, Brody uprooted his life moving to Texas where he was a multi-media journalist. After some time, Brody took a job with Fox 17 as a news reporter and he’s proud to call West Michigan his new home. His free time is spent playing guitar, snow-boarding and tracking down leads on any stories in the area.

Recent Articles
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Pop culture is coming to life at the Grand Rapids Comic Con with more than 30 celebrities expected at the three-day event. “A lot of people think that it’s strictly just comic books and that it’s just the sales of comic books, and that’s not it at all,” said Brittani Stickler, Programming Coordinator at Grand Rapids Comic Con. Oct. 20-22 at Devos Place are three days dedicated to anyone looking to get out and experience their […]

  • Varnum Law weighs lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide over dump sites

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Dozens of families are seeking legal action against Wolverine Worldwide after finding contaminated wells near a former tannery dump site used by the West Michigan based shoe company. While there isn’t a lawsuit just yet, Varnum Law says they’re hoping to work with Wolverine Wolrdwide first and foremost, sending them multiple requests on behalf of the 50+ clients they’re representing who live near the House St. NE dump in Plainfield Township. Aaron Phelps, Partner at Varnum […]

  • Rockford schools testing more water for contaminants from dump; Fox 17 finds shoe scraps on land

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – More Rockford schools are taking action as concerns about contaminated ground water grows in the area. East Rockford Middle School disabled their drinking fountains Thursday after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tested their well for contaminants from an old dumping site used by Wolverine Worldwide.  Friday, Dr. Michael Shibler, Superintendent for Rockford Public Schools said they’re now testing water at three other schools: Crestwood, Lakes, and Cannonsburg Elementary.   Those schools all use water from wells.  The […]

  • East Rockford Middle School disconnects drinking fountains on contamination concerns

    ROCKFORD, Mich. –  East Rockford Middle School has disconnected all consumable water faucets after evidence of a dangerous contaminant was found near a former dumping site used by West Michigan-based shoe maker, Wolverine Worldwide. The school district sent a letter to parents of East Rockford Middle School Thursday morning saying that drinking fountains are disabled and Wolverine Worldwide is providing bottled water to the school for drinking and cooking as a precautionary measure. The school uses well water and is […]

  • 911 caller says father and son trapped in trench will haunt her

    WYOMING, Mich. — A witness to a deadly trench collapse in Wyoming Monday says it was the most helpless she has ever felt. Christopher Godfrey and his father Russell were doing construction work off Jordan Street SW near Division when the trench they were working in collapsed. Christopher was buried and killed. Russell was trapped and partially buried but was pulled out. Margaret Skeel told FOX 17 she was in the backyard when she heard the cries for help and […]

  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl given joint custody of their child, attorney says

    A man who allegedly raped a then 12-year-old girl was granted joint legal custody of the pair’s 8-year-old child, according to the victim’s attorney. Christopher Mirasolo, a now 27-year-old convicted sex offender, was awarded the custody rights after a DNA test confirmed he was the father, Rebecca Kiessling, the victim’s attorney said. He allegedly raped and threatened to kill the child’s mother nine years ago, according to The Detroit News. “The Judge also restricted the child’s domicile and residence, disclosed the rape victim’s […]

  • 6 months later, non-profit moves forward after barn fire kills 13 horses

    LOWELL, Mich. – Six months after a barn fire killed 13 therapy horses at the Barn for Equine Learning, people are donating their time and money to rebuild the non-profit from the ground up. Kat Welton, President at the Barn for Equine Learning, says she’s still coping with the loss of her 13 horses that died in the fire April 8th. Investigators say Payton Mellema, a next-door neighbor to the farm, admitted to chaining the barn doors closed from the […]

  • Little girl uses ‘lucky fin’ to inspire others to just keep swimming

    ZEELAND, Mich. – A local fifth grader is telling everyone to ‘just keep swimming’ with the help of her ‘lucky fin.’ 10-year-old Haylee Allen is a student at New Groningen Elemnatry. She was born with a rare limb difference called Symbrachydactyly monodactyly, which means one of her hands has only one finger. But her condition isn’t holding her back. Allen says she loves to play soccer, ride horses, she even plays guitar. “People said I couldn’t do much because I […]

  • Local departments setting fires for Fire Prevention Month

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Local fire departments  on Wednesday set fire to side-by-side model rooms to spread awareness during fire prevention month in October. Multiple departments stood outside the Plainfield Township Fire Department as crews set fire to side-by-side model living rooms. Both burn cells had the exact same setup: they include carpeting, couches and a television set. However, one had an in-home sprinkler system installed and the other did not. “In just over a minute-and-a-half, the sprinkler contained the […]