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Doug Reardon joined the FOX 17 news team as a Problem Solver in June of 2015.
A Massachusetts native, Doug graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland before taking a job as a reporter and anchor at WFXL-TV in Albany, Georgia where he spent nearly two years.
In his free time, Doug enjoys running, reading and avidly following his Boston sports teams. Have a good story or a problem you need solved? Reach out to Doug via email or on Twitter @ReardonReports.

Recent Articles
  • “Losing touch with Reality”: The science behind murder-suicides

    MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. – Days after a Pewamo-Westphalia elementary school principal and his disabled son were both found dead of gunshot wounds in their car, police are still piecing together the details surrounding the incident. Michigan State Police have labeled the investigation a murder-suicide, but haven’t released information on circumstances surrounding the event. The bodies of George Heckman and his 28-year-old son Grant were found Monday night in a van on a dirt two-track off of Tow Road near Boyer […]

  • Grand Haven considers charging for seawall mooring

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Discussions between city government and local boaters in Grand Haven have stalled regarding a potential fee for tying off on the harbor’s seawall. In 2005, the city’s Harbor Board made a recommendations to the council to institute a $5 fee for mooring on the wall, then tweaked the proposal to $10 the following year. According to those at a Harbor Board meeting Tuesday, that policy never made it past the recommendation stage. However, boaters complained about […]

  • Spring Lake residents debate ‘disincorporation’

    SPRING LAKE, Mich. – Later this summer, voters could begin the process of “disincorporating” the Village of Spring Lake. Residents and leaders met Monday night and are meeting again Tuesday afternoon. The “disincorporation” would mean that the village would merge with Spring Lake Township.  The local government would be eliminated and would no longer provide services, but would also no longer collect taxes. The Village Manager, Christine Burns, tells FOX 17 that the movement towards “disincorporation” has picked up momentum […]

  • Taste of Muskegon set to wrap up, Burning Foot Beer Fest just gearing up

    MUSKEGON, Mich. —  Muskegon is the place to be for beer lovers this summer. Taste of Muskegon, wrapping up this evening, offers you the chance to sample area brews, while pitting local beer craftsman against each other in a competition. Also keep your eyes open for the Burning Foot Beer fest tent. Ahead of their festival beginning August 26th at Pere Marquette, Burning Foot will have a booth at the final day of Taste of Muskegon at Hackley Park. Tickets […]

  • GRPD 40+ officers short of national average, city steps in to close gap

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky hasn’t kept quiet about his ambitious goals to improve community relations between his officers and the citizens they protect. In fact, it was the basis of the department’s 12-point plan to reform the policing methods they use. But recent events haven’t made it easy. In March, GRPD made national headlines for mistakenly holding several black youngsters at gunpoint. The officers had been going off a description they say matched that […]

  • “I have little trust in everyone” — Victim of secret recording speaks to FOX17

    WYOMING, Mich. —  Back in January, 31-year-old Ben Crawford faced every husband’s worst nightmare when his wife, Chelsea, was killed by a hit and run driver while walking near their Wyoming home. But sympathy for Crawford was short lived – just days later, he was charged with secretly recording two tenants that lived in the home with him and his wife, a crime he plead ‘no contest’ to just this week. “What would make someone do something like that?” said […]

  • Three new Kent County Sheriff’s Office employees trot into town

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – This summer, keep your eyes out for the three newest members of the Kent County’s Mounted Unit: Hank, Hugo and Hondo. The alliterated trio joined the force back in April – the newest additions to an elite group meant to protect and inspire communication between police and the community. “We don’t have two horses alike up here, they’re all completely different personalities,” said Lt. Scott Swem with the mounted unit. “We use them for crowd control […]

  • The Home Depot talks gifts for Dad

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for dear old Dad. Whether he’s a tech guy, a grill guy or a DIY type, The Home Depot has everything you’ll need to make your gift stand out. Cindy Wells from Home Depot joins the FOX17 Morning team to talk gifts.

  • BISSELL Blocktail Party looks forward to another fun, successful year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Come celebrate pets of all kinds for the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s 12th annual Blocktail Party. From 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th, join BISSELL for a night of pets, food, drinks and fundraising to benefit the animal welfare organization and the rescues they serve. Mangiamo! is the setting again this year, but also look out for tasty food provided by Furniture City Creamery, Kangaroo Kitchen, Kitchen Sage, Saburba, Sweetie-licious, Twisted Rooster and Yesterdog. Don’t worry – […]