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
  • Corner Bar serves up hot dogs even after fire destroys restaurant

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – The owners of The Corner Bar aren’t letting a fire get in the way of serving hot dogs to Rockford residents. Crews have been working to extinguish a massive fire at The Corner Bar since about 5:00 a.m. Monday morning. The popular downtown Rockford bar has been a fixture since the 1930’s. The bar occupies the oldest building in Rockford, which was built in 1873. While crews continued to fight  the fire into Monday afternoon, staff set […]

  • Pregnant mother with blood clot saved with rare surgery

    A pregnant mother living with a blood clot in her brain was saved after doctors performed a rare surgery

  • ‘Tomahawk bowling’ is coming to Ravenna

    RAVENNA, Mich. — A new sport called tomahawk bowling is coming to Ravenna Bowl. “If it’s done properly and safely, it’s a fun activity for everybody,” said Kathleen Leiby, co-owner of the bowling alley. “The concept is the same as bowling, except you’re throwing a one-pound tomahawk instead of an 8-pound bowling ball.” Tomahak bowling consists of 8-12 players taking part in a variety of games with the help of a “Tomahawk Master” to keep score and teach the rules. […]

  • Local poet gears up for national tour

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A local poet known for tackling issues of race, mental health, and sexuality is now walking his talk on the national stage. Marcel ‘Fabel’ Price, the hired ambassador of poetry for the city of Grand Rapids, has been preaching poetry to the people of Michigan for years. He and his crew called the Diatribe have also been helping students in dozens of schools face real-life issues head-on. After years of inspiring and encouraging others, Fable is […]

  • Inland lakes at risk for algae blooms

    WEST MICHIGAN – A toxic algae has been found in a handful of West Michigan lakes and it could be making you and your pets sick. It is called cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. In a worst case scenario, it can kill you.  But, bacteria levels here haven’t registered too high. Several lakes throughout West Michigan however are testing positive for the toxic algae, including Mona Lake and Bear Lake in Muskegon County, Long Lake in Ionia County, Pontiac Lake in Oakland […]

  • MSP: ‘Grow marijuana legally, or don’t grow it at all’

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – “Grow marijuana legally, or don’t grow it at all.” That’s the message from state troopers looking to eradicate illegally grown marijuana in Michigan. Illegal grows are still a target for federally funded law enforcement agencies here in West Michigan. The Metropolitan Enforcement Team (MET) operates under the Michigan State Police, operating both on the ground and in the air to locate and eliminate illegal marijuana plants. “We’re not here to harass the people that are legally […]

  • Muskegon veteran with cancer honored with motorcycle parade

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Vietnam veteran is got the surprise of a lifetime Friday from motorcycle clubs from all over the state. Wayne Whisler is battling stage four lung cancer, and is in hospice care at Hill Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation.  His dying wish was to go on a cross-country motorcycle trip. He’s unable to go because of his condition, but on Friday dozens of strangers brought the journey to him.  He was honored with a party and motorcycle parade […]

  • Doctors say Dutch descendants prone to genetic heart disease

    HOLLAND, Mich. – Doctors believe you and your loved ones could be living with a ticking time bomb called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  Anyone can get it, but research suggests people of Dutch descent are susceptible. “HCM is the most common genetic heart condition you may have never heard of,” said Dr. David Fermin, the Medical Director of Spectrum Health’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program. Dr. Fermin understands people of Dutch descent are prone to having a specific genetic mutation dating back multiple […]

  • History of abuse, neglect claims against mother charged with infant’s murder

    WYOMING, Mich. — Disturbing information from court documents reveals events leading up to the death of a baby boy in Wyoming. A history of complaints, neglect, and abuse are spelled out in a four page family court document obtained by FOX 17, all leading to the termination of parental rights for 22-year-old Lovily Johnson.  She is charged with abusing and killing her 6-month-old son Noah. Her other child, a 2-year-old, was taken by Child Protective Services earlier this week, the day […]