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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
  • Dogs reunited with owner after Ionia Co. judge reverses euthanization order

    Two dogs once sentenced to death in Ionia County after being accused of killing a neighbor's animals are back home with their owner

  • Parents of minors held at gunpoint by GRPD speak for the first time

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The parents of several minors held at gunpoint by Grand Rapids police officers after the force mistook them for possibly armed suspects appeared on CNN this week, speaking about their experience. The March 24 incident has sparked a national outcry after the five kids, ranging in age from 12 to 14, were stopped by officers on their way back from a game of basketball at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Earlier in the day, there had been […]

  • Construction equipment removed after getting stuck in Lake Michigan

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Crews worked for several hours Monday to remove two pieces of construction equipment that got stuck in Lake Michigan. The equipment was stuck in the water at Grand Haven State Park. Grand Haven Public Safety officials tell FOX 17 that a bulldozer got stuck around 1 p.m. while the driver was trying to remove a tree trunk from the water.  An excavator that was being used to remove the bulldozer also got stuck. The bulldozer was […]

  • GR giving away FREE trees to residents ahead of Arbor Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To celebrate Arbor Day next Saturday, Grand Rapids is providing you with the tools to make the city greener and more eco-friendly. As part of their 3-part Arbor Day Celebration, the city is running its first Residential Free Tree Giveaway on Saturday, April 29th starting at 9 a.m. To pick up a free tree, you must agree to: plant the tree within City of Grand Rapids city limit, keep trees properly watered and maintained, and plant […]

  • Macatawa Bank can help you shred your sensitive docs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Are boxes of old documents filling up your home or office? Macatawa Bank is here to help. From April 24- April 28 from 4- 6pm, the folks at Macatawa Bank will be shredding documents securely all week at various locations.  They’ve partnered with Rapid Shred, a local NAID-certified company with a perfect audit record. Come for free snacks and secure onsite recycling of your confidential documents. The first 25 people at each location will receive a […]

  • Inaugural Red Shoe Brew to help local Ronald McDonald House

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan is taking local craft brews and spinning them into more resources for their charitable purpose. The Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide offer completely free-of-charge housing to families in town specifically for the purpose of receiving mental or physical health treatment. On Wednesday, May 7th, they’ll host the inaugural Red Show Brew, an outdoor beer festival in Grand Rapids featuring local craft beer. The event will feature two craft beers from […]

  • New video shows FBI agent firing at Grand Rapids police

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Several months after a December 2016 incident in which an FBI agent fired shots at a Grand Rapids police cruiser following a drunken night with his partner, new video has been obtained by FOX 17. The footage shows Las Vegas-based federal agent Ruben Hernandez firing the shots from the parking lot of the 28th Street Planet Fitness location as a GRPD cruiser pulls up and shines its light on the intoxicated Hernandez. Later, video shows Hernandez being […]

  • Ionia County dogs get reprieve from euthanization; released to owners after 285 days at shelter

    IONIA COUNTY, Mich. – Today was a day Susan and Byron Vamvakias feared would never come. In fact, the two dogs whose lives they were fighting for should have been euthanized days ago – but instead, they left Ionia County Animal Shelter free and clear Tuesday morning. After a ten hour hearing extending late into the night Monday, an Ionia County District Court Judge decided there simply wasn’t enough evidence to convict the two Pitbull mixes and German Shepherd. The […]

  • Judge reverses euthanization order for 3 dogs accused of killing goats and cat

    IONIA, Mich. — The decision to euthanize three dogs who were accused of killing a farmer’s goats and cat was reversed by a judge late Monday night. Two of the dogs currently being held in in the Ionia County Animal Shelter can be released as early as Tuesday morning. The third dog, named Major, disappeared in September 2016 and hasn’t been found. In early July, Byron and Susan Vamvakias were watching Major, a German shepherd, along with their son-in-law’s two […]