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
  • Dog owners discuss Michigan bill that could ban debarking surgeries

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Lawmakers introduced legislation that would make it a crime for veterinarians to perform debarking procedures to keep animals quieter. It’s a new bill introduced by the State House that would ban pet owners in Michigan from having their animal go through a devocalization procedure unless it’s for a therapeutic purpose. Corey Bergers of Grand Rapids said he can’t imagine debarking his 5-month-old puppy. “It’s his voice, it wouldn’t be right to take it away,” said Bergers. Bergers […]

  • Kent County church targeted in data breach

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — When a data breach happens, personal information becomes a concern. A department store chain or a large company may come to mind when you think of a place that has fallen victim, but in a recent case, it happened to a place of worship. According to Ada Bible Church senior pastor Jeff Manion, an unauthorized person gained access to their computer network servers on April 21. “We experienced a cyber-attack,” Manion explained during services on April […]

  • Annual Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin

    BALDWIN, Mich. — Thousands of motorcyclists traveled to Baldwin to take part in the annual Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday. It started in 1972 with four bikes and eight riders. The event has grown over the past four decades to include thousands of people. Riders received a blessing not only for themselves but for their motorcycles. “It’s a chance for all us motorcyclists to get together one big family-hood,” said Andy Pavona. “We arrive under one umbrella and leave […]

  • Community unites to support Pewamo-Westphalia firefighter

    PEWAMO, Mich. — A 22-year-old Pewamo firefighter, Josh Witgen,  was injured during a structure fire last month. Now, community members are rallying to support him as he recovers. On Saturday, dozens of people showed up to raise money for him, as well. “Josh is the kind of guy that hops right back out there, even with his bumped hand; he’ll go out there to help out as much as he can, ” said friend and fellow firefighter, Shane Boutwell. His […]

  • Warmer weather brings tick concerns to dog handlers

    WEST MICHIGAN — As the weather continues to get warmer, you’ll want to be on the lookout for ticks; not just on yourself, but on your pets as well. There were more than 300 cases of Lyme Diseases reported in Michigan last year, and there are already some problems with it this spring. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says Brice, a 1-year-old German Sherpard with the department’s Search and Rescue division, recently became infested with ticks. “For Search and Rescue, […]

  • Local women celebrate sobriety with a new look

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Some special makeovers happened at Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids Thursday, helping women who are battling addiction. The women changed their lives over the past few months or years and now they’re changing their look. Nancy Akahi and Charlena Taylor are two of the five women taking part in the event, receiving a facial cleansing, massage, and a new hair-do, a welcome relief after a lifetime of struggle. “I am so excited,” said Akahi. […]

  • Walker officials plan new roundabout

    WALKER, Mich. — City leaders in Walker are searching for someone to help design a new roundabout at a busy intersection, but not everyone is happy about it. For 50 years, Bob Stevens has owned Walker Barber Stylist Shop at the corner of Remembrance and Kinney Avenue, the same location the city is consdering the roundabout. “Personally could be against it because I’m here, but when everyone I talk to is against it, to me it tells me something, is […]

  • 100th Street bridge hit by another vehicle

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The 100th Street bridge has been struck again. Michigan Department of Transportation officials tell FOX 17 that a trailer carrying a manufactured home hit the 100th Street bridge over U.S. 131 at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  The trailer was stuck on beams under the bridge for less than an hour. The bridge did not sustain any damage.  The highway has reopened. This is the 8th time this year that a truck or high-profiled vehicle has struck […]

  • Allegan man looking to give wheelchair ramp to someone in need

    ALLEGAN, Mich. —  A West Michigan man is working to honor a family member who passed away while giving back to the community at the same time.  The effort revolves around a wheelchair ramp and the benefits it can still have for someone. Mark Zylema of Allegan is hoping to give away a wheelchair ramp for free that belonged to his late brother-in-law, a Vietnam veteran who passed away about a year ago. “Hopefully there is someone out there that could […]