Known for his presence on-scene at breaking news and keeping the public updated on happenings throughout the state, Brody Carter has been serving West Michigan at Fox 17 News almost four years. A graduate of Purdue University, he got his start in Texas after uprooting his life and jumping head-first into the business.

Brody joined the Fox 17 family as a news reporter in 2013 and has since taken over responsibilities on the desk as one of our weekend morning anchors.

Recently married in December, Brody and his wife, Lindsay enjoy spending time with family, playing music, and exploring the state with their toy-poodle named Henry. Brody is an avid reader and if you’re lucky, you might find him playing guitar at local open-mics throughout the state.

If you have a story you would like Brody to cover, you can send him an e-mail at

Recent Articles
  • Bee swarm season is here, but experts say, ‘Don’t kill them’

    COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Honey bee swarm season has begun for West Michigan, and even though they can be a nuisance for homeowners local bee keepers are asking you to call them before you decide to exterminate them. In 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder put a big dent in the Honey Bee population, where bees started disappearing from their hives due to parasites. Their decline damaged local agriculture and even hurt the world economy. However, the species has made a comeback thanks […]

  • Students become the doctors at Spectrum Health’s first outreach program

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health opened their doors to 25 West Ottawa high school students to work alongside medical professionals while training hands-on with state of the art medical equipment Monday. Students practiced CPR, learned how to stitch an open wound, conducted ultra sounds and administered catheters in the Jacob and Lois Mol Cardiovascular Simulation Center, where doctors are hoping to get high schoolers excited about medicine in the hospital’s first-ever outreach program. Dr. Robert Cuff, Director of the […]

  • Exotic pets becoming a growing trend: what to know before you buy

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Before you buy a pot-bellied pig or a not-so-traditional furry friend, it’s important to do your research before taking the leap in pet ownership. FOX 17 News set out to debunk the myths and check the facts surrounding alternative pets. The life span and cost of these pets are two things we found surprising. Brittany Schlacter, director of West Michigan Critter Haven, says the vet bill for her pet rabbit is higher than it is for […]

  • 160 U.S. Marines return safely to Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 1st Battalion 24th Marines Alpha Company arrived safety to Grand Rapids Wednesday after serving nine months in Afghanistan. The heartwarming welcome home party at the Marine Corps Reserve Center in Grand Rapids was filled with families and loved ones waiting to wrap their arms around the men and women who’ve given so much to serve our country. Many families told FOX 17 News, the wait was the hardest part, but thankful everyone made it home safely. “He’d […]

  • Tree fungus threatens dozens of trees, closes popular disc golf course

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – Fear of oak wilt, a tree fungus that eats trees from the inside out, has unexpectedly closed the McGraft Park disc golf course. Chains and baskets associated with the sport were removed before any signs were posted regarding the indefinite closure. Kevin Santos with the City of Muskegon says they shut down the course to protect the oak tree population from being damaged by players’ discs. “It’s a tough thing to do, because it’s such a heavily used […]

  • Songwriter takes #1 spot in national competition, needs help to win

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A West Michigan singer/songwriter is asking for your help to win a world-wide song competition held in Nashville, TN. Paul Krieg, a worship leader at Ada Bible Church, is currently ranked #1 in the Nashville Songwriters Association International Competition (NSAI) with his song, ‘I Still Do.’ You can listen to the full studio version and cast your vote by clicking the link. Krieg says he started playing the drums when he was six, and that’s when music […]

  • Hospital’s tiniest ring bearer completes family of 3

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A young mother and father tied the knot at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital after their baby boy spent the first six months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). From the delivery room to the altar, life has been one surprise after the other for Dalton and Keeghan Haight. After a complicated pregnancy, their son Jameson Haight was born nearly three months early, weighing 1.5 pounds. The baby boy has spent the first […]

  • Brother and sister-in-law, both amputees, raising awareness ahead of race

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A brother and sister-in-law living with limb loss say it’s important to share their stories for Amputation Awareness Month while getting ready for the area’s first 5k Walk-Run-Roll & Family Education Day.  Kyle Thering, 30, is an amputee after getting run over by a truck when he was 13. After years of chronic pain and roughly 13 surgeries, he made the decision to amputate. He said, other than finding the occasional toy in his prosthetic leg, […]

  • High number of birds stuck in West Michigan due to cold temps up north

    The Department of Natural Resources is tracking an unusually large number of birds hanging out in West Michigan due to freezing temperatures and frozen lakes up north. Unique species can be found along the lakeshore and inland in smaller ponds and streams. Caleb Putnam, the Michigan Bird Conservation Coordinator with the DNR, tells FOX 17 many birds from as far as South America have halted their flights because of the cold. Caleb says novice bird followers should grab a camera […]