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
  • Pigeon Creek Park opens for the winter season

    WEST OLIVE, Mich. — Pigeon Creek Park opened for the first time this winter season on Saturday. The lodge provides ski trails and sledding hills. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available for visitors.  People can also participate in ski lessons. “You don’t have to have any experience to cross country ski and one of the neat things about Pigeon Creek Park is you can rent both traditional and skate skis,” said Kristen Hintz with Ottawa County Parks. “There are also […]

  • Local families of fallen military return from trip on the Snowball Express

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s a national effort that’s made its way to West Michigan providing support to children of fallen heroes who have died while serving active duty since 9/11. Local families got an all expense paid four day trip to Texas and returned to West Michigan Wednesday. The trip is part of a program American Airlines helps put on called Snowball Express, an opportunity to have fun and make memories with people who understand each other, with passengers […]

  • 11-year-old girl handcuffed at gunpoint outside of home, GRPD opens investigation

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. FOX 17 spoke with 11-year-old Honestie Hodges, who said she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Hodges. “I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to […]

  • Robotic device helps paralyzed patients walk

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A West Michigan hospital continues to invest in new technology to enhance patient care. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital recently invested nearly $200,000 for the Indego Exoskeleton device to help patients with spinal cord injuries with walking and standing. It’s a battery powered device worn around the waist and legs. “I’ve been doing this [Indego Exoskeleton] suit for about two months,” said patient Brittany Yeomans. “As time has passed, I feel like I could walk out […]

  • Jumping for joy and raising money for a good cause

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Sunday, families made their way to Airtime Trampoline & Game Park to celebrate their one year anniversary in the city and to raise money for a good cause. Fun times were celebrated, but it also helped raise funds affected by Autism. “I’m glad to see they’re a local company,” said Michael Smith, of Grand Rapids. “Maybe not a locally run, but a local company — that’s able to help and contribute.” According to the Michigan […]

  • GUILTY: Teen convicted in double-fatal crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A jury has reached a verdict for a teen charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder after a police chase and crash in March. Alex Torrez was found guilty on all ten counts.  He broke into tears as the first of the verdicts were read Friday afternoon. Alex Torrez led police on a high speed chase that reached over 110 mph before the crash at Broadmoor and 52nd Street SE in the early morning hours.  […]

  • Gingerbread man holiday decoration disappears in Sparta

    SPARTA, Mich. —  Every town has its own way of spreading holiday cheer. In Sparta, it’s with community made gingerbread men. The decorations have only been out for about a week, but residents are concerned because they believe one has been stolen. Hal VanderVoord, with Sparta Moose Lodge, said one of the three gingerbread men the store bought to take part in the town’s holiday decorations disappeared over the weekend. “It is a Grinch-like thing, that someone would actually steal […]

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools host LEGO tournament

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Public Schools hosted the ‘Robo Battle of the Minds’ on Saturday. It’s a competition teams began training for back in August. The competition was a chance for kids to qualify for the state championships early next year. Organizers say it’s a great way for kids to learn and have fun in an environment based on STEM learning — That’s science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Senate passes tax reform bill early Saturday morning

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate passed its tax reform bill in the early hour of Saturday morning, following a day full of Republican leaders made changes to bring enough members on board and a long night full of heated rhetoric on both sides of the aisle. The vote was 51-49, mostly along party lines. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, was the only Republican to vote against the bill, citing concerns about growing the deficit. Congressional negotiators continued to make changes to […]