Casey Walsh joined FOX 17 in November 2017.

Since early childhood, he has been passionate about the news, following local and national stories in newspapers and on television, and fascinated by the power of storytelling that can be achieved through media.

Casey grew up in the metro Detroit area. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a double major in electronic media and film studies and journalism. He interned at FOX 2 Detroit and WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids.

Casey was a reporter in Mason City, Iowa for CBS affiliate KIMT News 3 before moving to Grand Rapids. The experience was wonderful with the opportunity to learn a lot, but he’s glad to be back in his home state!

When Casey’s not working, he loves being with his family and friends. He is a food lover and enjoys trying out new restaurants when he can.

If you have a story idea or a restaurant you’d suggest Casey checking out, send him a message!


Twitter: @Casey_News

Recent Articles
  • Hudsonville WWII veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A World War II veteran from Hudsonville returned from Washington DC Thursday after being given a medal that is the highest civilian honor in the nation. Al Johnson, 94, of Hundsonville traveled to the nation’s capital to be alongside other surviving members of the Office of Strategic Services to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. “It’s an honor past due,” said Johnson. “I don’t have the words to say.” Johnson was welcomed home by the Patriot Guard at […]

  • ‘Be Here Tomorrow’ t-shirts made after death of Caledonia teen

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — After the unexpected death of 14-year-old Kyle Oaks Jerls last week, his classmates are finding a way to honor his memory. A group of Duncan Lake Middle School seventh graders helped create t-shirts with a special message: #BeHereTomorrow. There has already been more than 500 shirts ordered from the group, meant to honor the 8th grade Duncan Lake Middle School student and raise awareness about a serious issue. “I know people are taking what I’m saying to heart,” […]

  • Benefit held to raise funds for man in need of double lung transplant

    SHERIDAN, Mich. — A benefit was held for a West Michigan man hoping to be registered on an organ transplant list in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Jerry Greenhoe, 53, was diagnosed with a rare life threatening lung disorder called Bronchiectasis, and he is in need of a double lung transplant. The family needs to raise $10,000 to $12,000 before Greenhoe can be added on the transplant list, to guarantee he can afford post-surgery medication. “There’s really no words to describe […]

  • Hundreds prepare food for third Kids’ Food Basket event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The third annual Kids’ Food Basket Go Orange pop-up event took place Sunday at the Grand Rapids Christian High School Quest Center. Hundreds of volunteers put together thousands of Sack Supper bags full of fresh vegetables and trail mix to help kids across West Michigan. “Here in West Michigan, one in five kids are affected by hunger,” said Bridget Clark Whitney, executive director for Kids’ Food Basket. “But to put it in more tangible numbers, just here in […]

  • LaughFest 2018’s big opening weekend boasts FUNderwear

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s the big first weekend of LaughFest, a 10-day comedy festival with all kinds of activities throughout West Michigan. On Sunday, a FUNderwear run was held outside The Knickerbocker with people dressed in underwear and silly outfits for a good cause. “I look forward to it every year,” said runner Janice Brown. “It’s healing.”  Brown said she’s taken part in the annual FUNderwear Run every single one of the five years that it’s happened. The registration […]

  • Supporters defend Cedar Springs superintendent after fiery town hall

    CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — Hundreds of people gathered at a town hall Thursday to discuss Cedar Springs Public Schools Superintendent Laura VanDuyn. Many were calling for her resignation, accusing her of bullying, intimidation and forbidding collaboration in the workplace. While some want to see her departure, others say VanDuyn has been an exceptional addition to the district since she came there three-and-a-half years ago. Her supporters say VanDuyn continues to strengthen the district, and claim people calling for her resignation never […]

  • Community supports 17-year-old with rare spinal cord cancer

    FENNVILLE, Mich. — A West Michigan high school student recently diagnosed with cancer is receiving an outpour of support from surrounding communities. A benefit was held at Fennville High School Saturday for Ana Lilia Salinas, 17, who was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in her spinal cord called Glioma. “It’s scary, because it’s a really rare time of cancer that they really haven’t found a cure for it,” said Salinas. “They want to stop it from growing. They can only stop […]

  • Some residents upset over planned Gun Lake development

    SHELBYVILLE, Mich. — It’s a development that could attract hundreds of people to Gun Lake, but not everyone is on board with bringing a new banquet hall and lodging space to the shoreline. Some residents say that while they’re behind the idea of enhancing the community, the idea to build a project the size so close to homes is something they don’t understand. “The biggest problem we have is this is a nice, quiet drive. We have a couple cars […]

  • Grand Rapids Fire Department presents three year strategic plan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  The Grand Rapids Fire Department presented its three year strategic plan to the City Commission on Tuesday. The plan covers 2019 to 2021. The goal is to make sure the department receives all the necessary education and training to create a safer community. “It’s a manageable period of time for us,” said Grand Rapids Fire Chief John Lehman. “It’s one that sets realistic goals for us and allows us to measure those.” The department’s planning team […]