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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
  • What’s going on with Lake Michigan’s water levels?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lake Michigan’s water levels have been having a bit of an identity crisis in the past few years. In 2013, Big Lake water levels hit their lowest in recorded history. But now, just four years later, they’re the highest they’ve been since 1997 – rising four feet in just that time. It has scientists taking notice. “The amount of recovery of water we’ve had in four years is tremendous,” said Brandon Hoving with the National Weather […]

  • Younger professionals opt for RV living

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The newest living trend in Michigan is hitting the road, literally. As young professionals try to make more out of less, RV living has become a prime choice. Coupling all the amenities you’re typically used to: electricity, Wi-Fi, full bathrooms and kitchens – it’s the obvious choice for many. “The buying trend was always that 40-60, you know, the Baby Boomers,” said Chad Neff, General Manager at American RV in Grand Rapids. “But now, everything’s getting […]

  • Charges issued in accidental hunting death of Wyoming teen

    OCEANA COUNTY, Mich. — Six months after Wyoming teen Billy Gort was killed during a church hunting trip, the man police say accidentally fired the gun has been charged in the 13-year-old’s death. 62-year-old Jenison man Roger Hoeker faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Back in February, Hoeker, a church mentor with the program Christianity Outdoors and a state hunter safety instructor, accidentally discharged his small caliber rifle, hitting and killing Gort according to police. A press release from Michigan […]

  • Spring Lake rejects disincorporation measure

    SPRING LAKE, Mich. — The residents of Spring Lake have voted against amending the village charter to allow the village to disincorporate. Sixty-three percent of the 881 total votes on Tuesday were against the measure. If approved, the issue would have gone to a township-wide vote in 2018.  A vote for disincorporation would have merged the village with Spring Lake Township. Spring Lake Village President Joyce Hatton said she would resign on Wednesday regardless of the voters’ decision. 556 'no' […]

  • Two charged after fleeing police, slashing K9

    LAKEVIEW, Mich. – A Michigan State Police K9 was injured during a search over the weekend in Montcalm County. Bolt, a veteran K9 from the Lakeview Post, was helping track two suspects in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.  Police found the suspect’s vehicle in a gas station parking lot, but the suspects took off, which started a chase.  Bolt was slashed by one of the suspects with a pocket knife at the end of the track. Antonio Perez, Jr. […]

  • Harbor Humane pet adoptions cheaper through August

    WEST OLIVE, Mich. — Harbor Humane Society is overflowing with adoptable pets. Typically, it’s not the worst problem to have in the world, but the society wants you to make one of them the next member of your family. Starting August 5th, adoption fees will be $100 for dogs over 1 year, a $75 savings.  Adult cats over 5 months old are going to be fee waived. All animals are up to date on age appropriate vaccines, spayed or neutered […]

  • Family known for giving gets support in time of need

    SAUGATUCK, Mich. — For fifty years, Russ and Ginger Wilkinson made Saugatuck a better place. They founded the Halloween parade that draws thousands to the area, made appearances at virtually every community event throughout the year, and for their efforts were awarded Saugatuck’s Citizens of the Year honors…twice. But hard times can hit even the best of families, and hit hard they did. About five years ago, Ginger’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The couple acted as her main […]

  • Local pharmacies can provide you overdose reversal drug

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug meant to reverse opioid overdoses, has been proven effective. But the problem was, for many law enforcement and medical professionals, it wasn’t easy enough to find. First responders and police officers had access to injections, but for the public, opportunities to obtain the life-saving drug were scarce. In May, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill allowing accredited pharmacies in the state to accompany opioid prescriptions with a dosage of Narcan. […]

  • Help the GR Children’s Museum celebrate its 20-year anniversary

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is turning 20! On Monday from 2-8 p.m. the museum invites you to come out to Sheldon Avenue to enjoy a day of sno-cones, games, art, bubbles and exhibits moved from the inside of the building. All outdoor activities are free and the museum will only charge $3.00 – the same price of admission when they opened two decades ago. For more information, click here.