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
  • Man ordered to trial in rape case involving slain Kentwood student

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — A judge has ordered to trial a 42-year-old former school maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was later found dead. Kentwood District Court Judge William Kelly listened to several witnesses and police recordings before deciding to send Quinn James to trial on four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The victim in the case, 16-year-old Mujey Dumbuya, was found dead Jan. 28 in a wooded area in Kalamazoo. The East Kentwood High School student […]

  • Hastings Varsity Choir heading to Carnegie Hall

    HASTINGS, Mich. – Varsity Singers at Hastings High School are the only choir in the state invited to sing on the national stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Choirs of America (COA). Later this week, roughly 50 students will pile onto a bus and head to the Big Apple for the annual COA festival, which’ll give students a chance to perform alongside some of the best singers in the U.S. while engaging with renowned educators from all […]

  • Record number of suicides in Kent County last year, national average on the rise

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – Suicides in Kent Co. have reached an all-time high for the third year in a row. Eighty-nine deaths were ruled as suicides in 2017 with 24 other cases still under review. Dr. Stephen Cohle, Chief Medical Examiner in Kent County, says out of the 450 autopsies for violent deaths, drug overdoses, and suicides; roughly 95 of those will be deemed suicides by the time his annual report is released to public this Spring. “We have to […]

  • Search continues for Rockford native missing in the Bahamas

    HARBOUR ISLAND, Bahamas — Police and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to search for a Rockford, Mich., man missing for more than two days in the Bahamas. Officials have been searching for Jonathan Brussow since he went missing Monday morning.  He was swept into the ocean near the Glass Window Bridge in the north end of Eleuthera Island. Investigators in the Bahamas tell FOX 17 that Brussow and an unidentified friend were sightseeing near the bridge around 7 a.m. […]

  • Christmas decorations floating in flood give hope during trying times

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – Christmas decorations found floating in the Grand River are giving neighbors in the area hope as flood waters begin to subside. Bruce Ling has lived along the river for 25 years. In addition to leading the Grand River Water Festival every year, Ling helps NOAA and the National Weather Service by reading the city’s manual water gauge and studying the health of the river. He said this year’s flooding is the second worst on record for the city. “In 2008 we had flood waters up to 17.8 […]

  • Allegan County prepares for rising Kalamazoo River

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — After seeing just how high the Kalamazoo River has risen in recent days, officials in Allegan County have enacted their emergency preparedness plan to try and keep area buildings from flooding. In the area of 21st Street and 102nd Avenue near Otsego, flood waters have overtaken bridges and roads. Rushing waters have even washed out pavement on 103rd, making driving conditions exceedingly dangerous. It’s a race against the clock to sandbag problem areas along the Kalamazoo […]

  • Flood risk for West Michigan rivers raising concerns

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sixteen rivers are under flood warnings, including the Grand River, which the National Weather Service is forecasting will crest near 20 feet in Grand Rapids. Meteorologist Nathan Jeruzal with the NWS says one to five inches of widespread rain will fall over the entire Midwest as moisture continues building from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of West Michigan can expect to see one to three inches of rain. Robinson Township, Comstock Park, and Grand Rapids are […]

  • Racism museum at Ferris State gets donation of ‘blackface’ photos

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is expanding their one-of-a-kind collection with more than 100 photographs from David Levinthal’s series ‘Blackface.’ Dr. David Pilgrim, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Ferris State University, said he’s been collecting racist memorabilia for the better part of a half-century. Dr. Pilgrim has compiled racist ash trays, games and toys, postcards, Aunt Jamima cookie jars and salt shakers; all to help portray how marginalized the African American culture […]

  • UFO’s in West Michigan? Maybe.

    In 2017, there were 169 UFO sightings reported directly to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the world’s oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body.   FOX 17 dug into the data, examining hundreds of local reports while getting a good look at viewer submitted videos of possible UFOs flying over the skies. This, after a former Pentagon official revealed a government program allegedly researching UFO’s for years.  In December of 2017, the world learned that the Pentagon spent $22 million on […]