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
  • Large meteor explodes over Michigan, rare event according to astronomers

    MICHIGAN – More than 350 people reported seeing a fireball in the night’s sky Tuesday, a local astronomer is calling it a bolide, a meteor that explodes in the earth’s atmosphere. People from seven different states, including Canada, report a giant fireball lighting up the sky on January 16th, 2018 around 8:10 p.m. Of those reports documented on the American Meteor Society’s website, 77 people reported hearing the meteor explode. Jim Foerch, an astronomer at the Chaffee Planetarium inside Grand […]

  • Holland police still searching for hit-and-run driver in fatal bicycle crash

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Police are still searching for the suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a 20-year-old man dead early Wednesday. Investigators say Johnathan Herlein was riding his bike to work around 5 a.m. on Waverly between 24th and 32nd Street.   Herlein was riding south in the lane of traffic when he was hit by a car and knocked off his bike. Cpt. Keith Mulder with the Holland Police Department says a second vehicle also hit him. “The driver […]

  • Blood tests show high levels of PFAs as state sues Wolverine Worldwide

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  A law firm representing several residents living near former Wolverine Worldwide dumpsites calls new blood test results shocking. The state is now also adding to the company’s legal woes, filing a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. Friday, Varnum Law received lab results for a handful of their 215+ residential client list. Results came back for people living near the original testing site on House Street and nearby contaminated wells showing high levels of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or […]

  • Frozen pipes forcing plumbers to work around the clock

    WYOMING, Mich. – Bitter temperatures are forcing plumbers to work overtime fixing frozen pipes, and they’re also giving tips to homeowners before it’s too late.  Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Water Cleanup in Wyoming told FOX 17 their call volume has more than doubled due to plunging temperatures. “We get roughly 50 to 100 calls every day for frozen pipes,” said Nate Wooten, a Combination Tech. at Roto-Rooter. “These calls are in addition to our normal workload.” During a ride-along Friday, Wooten […]

  • Riding with the Kent County Snowmobile Patrol

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – More than 200,000 snowmobilers have registered their ‘sleds’ with the state, and Kent County deputies say they’re patrolling the trails as they expect that number to climb. “Snowmobiling is a great time but it can be dangerous,” said Deputy Jason Postma with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. Postma is one of four on the county’s Sheriff’s Deputy Snowmobile Patrol, helping people stay safe and have fun on two trailheads in the county. The first trail is […]

  • Residents left in the cold at Wyoming senior living complex

      WYOMING, Mich. – Senior citizens at Pinery Park Apartments are struggling to keep warm, forced to live in abnormally cold temperatures after a possible malfunction with the complex’s heating system. An anonymous tip to FOX 17 News informed our team about the issue on Thursday, leaving elderly residents and people with disabilities living in uncomfortably cold temperatures. One resident said he woke up to temperatures in his living room in the upper-40’s. A handful of residents allowed FOX 17 into […]

  • Holland Family allegedly scammed, forced out of home

    HOLLAND, Mich. – A local family of five says they were left out in the cold after someone allegedly took money from a church and posed as a landlord.  Arkeeta and Brandon Wade told FOX 17 News they moved into their new home, opened presents with their kids on Christmas, and woke up days later to find out their new home was still on the market. The family was forced to move out and they’re currently living with friends because of the […]

  • Local non-profit donates a van to family in need

    CUTLERVILLE, Mich. –  Lori’s Voice, a local non-profit helping with children with disabilities, is continuing to serve families in West Michigan despite a car accident that put one of the organizers in the hospital. Lori Hastings was hospitalized earlier this week after a car accident. She and her husband Dave are now spending Christmas at Spectrum Butterworth. Lori suffered some broken bones and internal bleeding, family is asking for your prayers during this difficult time. Despite being in the hospital, […]

  • Strangers help save Christmas for local family after house fire

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Thousands of dollars have been raised for a family left without a home and a majority of their belongings following a fire just days before Christmas. “In a way, we’re losing everything, but in reality, with our three boys by our side, we’re losing nothing,” said Justin Kemmerer alongside his wife Alli during an interview Thursday with FOX 17 News. The couple lost their Jenison home during a fire on Magnolia Drive around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. […]