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
  • Inflatable water park set to open Saturday in Lake Michigan

    WHITING, Ind. – Lake Michigan’s first inflatable water park opens Saturday. You can check out the Whoa Zone at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana. For $20, one person can spend an hour in the “zone”. This August, paddle boards, kayaks and cabanas will be available for rent. The park is about 15 miles from downtown Chicago. There are 13 lifeguards covering 1,600 feet of beach front activities. The inflatables are secured with about 25 tons of anchors holding the structure […]

  • Camp Henry honors teen camper, building cabins in her memory

    NEWAYGO, Mich. – Camp Henry is honoring a teenage camper after her battle with brain cancer, building new cabins in memory of Abby Gross. Abby’s mother, Jeanne says it’s been a little more than two years since 15-year-old Abby Gross passed away. However, loved ones at the camp are still thinking about the girl who made such a difference in the lives of so many. Abby was a camper there for four summers. “Just a couple weeks after her first […]

  • Volunteers pack 200,000 meals for West Michigan families in need

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Hundreds of volunteers packaged 200,000 free meals at Van Andel Arena Wednesday for families in need at the second annual “Food From The Heart” event. The event was hosted by the Heart of West Michigan United Way and Feeding America West Michigan in an effort to combat hunger in the community. Ken Estelle, President and CEO of Feeding America West Michigan, believes the need is so great that someone you know could be struggling with food […]

  • Save the catwalk: Paid beach parking to help raise funds in Grand Haven

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The effort to save the iconic catwalk in Grand Haven continues and organizers are getting some extra help after the city decided to implement paid parking at the City Beach parking lot. A $10 parking fee will be in effect on busy summer days at the beach. Grand Haven residents however are exempt from paying for parking. The iconic catwalk was removed so the Army Corps of Engineers could renovate the south pier. The Committee to Save […]

  • Holland Police unveils new ice cream truck; To protect and serve… your frozen treats?!

    HOLLAND, Mich. – The Holland Police Department unveiled their new ice cream truck Tuesday, built to strengthen their community relations by handing out free ice cream. “It’s called Operation Polar Patrol, to protect and serve frozen treats,” said Holland Police Sgt. Larry Matzen. The 2015 Dodge Pro Master van was built entirely through donations. Everything from the truck, to the ice cream, is funded by local businesses and the community. After nine months of hard work, Operation Polar Patrol is […]

  • Community looks to rebuild Grand Rapids park deemed unsafe

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Sigsbee Park in Eastown has been ruled unsafe by the state for children to play, and facing it being torn down for good, a handful of collaborators are trying to rebuild. “The playground equipment, as you can tell, it’s old, kind of falling apart,” said Salina Bishop, manager of communications and grants at the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation. “It’s not safe for the students.” She’s helping leading the fundraiser through the Michigan crowdfunding website called […]

  • Crews banding baby peregrine falcons at Ottawa Co. power plant

    WEST OLIVE, Mich. – A baby Peregrine Falcon took an unexpected first flight during a banding exercise put on by Consumers Energy and the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources. Peregrine falcons have been gravel nesting 200 ft. up on the side of an emission stack at Consumer’s Energy JH Campbell Generating Complex in Ottawa Co. Since 1995. Every year DNR biologists have been banding the young chicks with color-coordinated tags to study migration patterns and life span. Friday, one chick […]

  • Loved ones honor Sgt. Hinton, his death investigation continues

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Sgt. Terrence Hinton was laid to rest Thursday by friends and family after he was killed during a training exercise in Hawaii last month. The community gathered at Davis Memorial Chapel in Grand Rapids to honor the soldier for his service. Loved ones told FOX 17 that Sgt. Hinton was not only an excellent soldier but that he was an even better friend and father, which made saying goodbye so difficult. “His biggest legacy was that […]

  • Ted Nugent gets behind Michigan made gun sling

    ALLEGAN,  Mich. – After perfecting the Paracord Gun Sling in his basement, a local war veteran is getting national product recognition on Ted Nugent’s upcoming TV series ‘Spirit of the Wild.’ “It’s really a Cinderella story,” said Thomas J. Lindsley, First Sgt. United States Cavalry retired & founder of Cold Steel Tactical. Lindsley was a former tank commander in the military for 22 years. He spent time in Korea and Germany fighting for our country before coming back to Allegan, […]