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Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to be on TV– I just didn’t know what I’d be doing in front of the camera. Between my gift of gab and love of always being “in the know”, I think I found the perfect gig telling stories and keeping West Michigan viewers informed as the 10 &11pm anchor at FOX 17.

What I love about journalism is you never know what to expect and what the day will bring. From covering major breaking news like the Enbridge oil spill and Rodrick Dantzler’s deadly rampage, to covering the campaign trail and even the 2008 inauguration, I’ve been lucky enough to chalk up some pretty cool experiences.

One of the best parts of my job, is finding and bringing you “good news”, the stories of people in our West Michigan that are paying it forward and asking for nothing in return. Their stories inspire me and I love being able to share them with viewers every week.

After working in Indiana, I’m happy to be here in West Michigan and still close to my family in Chicago. I can’t get enough of “Pure Michigan”, no matter what season it is (Even though I’m not the biggest fan of winter). When I’m not at FOX 17, you might catch me taking in the sights downtown or at the lakeshore, working out, or trying out the next new restaurant in town.


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    Suspect bails out of moving car during chase in Kalamazoo Twp.

    KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich.,– A short chase in Kalamazoo County this week ended in dramatic fashion. It began on May 9th, when Kalamazoo Township Police were tipped off about a stolen vehicle involved in a retail fraud in Allegan County. Officers spotted the vehicle around 3 a.m. near the intersection of Douglas Ave and W. Mosel St., but say the driver would not pull over. After a short chase, the suspect came to a dead end in the 2300 block of […]

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    Salon holds ‘Day of Beauty’ to pamper, pay it forward to students with special needs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  Special education students from Kentwood received a day of pampering from the Douglas J. Aveda Institute Thursday. This was the fourth annual Douglas J’s. Day of Beauty.  In prior years, they invited middle school special needs students, but opened it up to high school students this year as well. Some students got their hair cut and other got manicures, pedicures and help with their makeup.  The services were free. If you want to nominate someone or […]

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    Grand Haven High School teacher develops ‘Pay it Forward’ class for seniors

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich., — Brian Williams is known around Grand Haven High School as the “cool” teacher. And there’s good reason. “He’s always there for you,” explained senior Garrison Mast.”He loves what he does, and he makes us love it even more.” Williams is also well-known there for his a caring heart. Several students even told FOX 17, he’s “like a Dad”. And, after 17 years on the job, Williams has found a way to have an even bigger impact […]

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    Parents share story of ‘miracle’ baby to benefit March of Dimes

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Kate and Andrew Jansen have quite the story to tell about how their youngest son entered the world. Little Myles Kreno Jansen arrived ten weeks early — and in the living room of their new home. Weighing in at just 3 pounds, 14 ounces, Myles faced an uphill battle to survive in a neonatal intensive care unit. After 34 days in the hospital, he was finally able to go home and has continued to progress ever since. […]

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    For the love of the job: Deputy Sergeant dedicates life to public safety

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich.,– Ronald Douglas says it’s all about wanting to help people. “I think you have to truly care about people,” he told FOX 17 News. “And if you don’t, it’s probably not the job for you.” Douglas found his calling in the field of public safety. Over the years, he’s held jobs at the Paw Paw Fire Department, as a paramedic for Van Buren County EMS, and now as Deputy Sergeant at the Van Buren County Sheriff’s […]

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    ‘We Do Care:’ Woman keeps charity going after husband’s death

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Decades after losing her husband, Lucy Olson continues to make good on the promise she made to him on his deathbed. “He wanted to make sure that I kept ‘We Do Care’ going for him, and he said, ‘I love you, and I’ll see you in heaven.’ And that was it. How do you not keep  a promise like that?” Bob Olson founded the non-profit We Do Care shortly after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. “That’s when […]

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    Caught on dash cam: Officer hits, kills woman with cruiser while responding to call

    BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich., — Months after a 48-year-old Hartford woman was hit by an officer while crossing the street, prosecutors have released dash camera video of the incident. It happened on September 20th, as Benton Township Officer Eugene Anderson was rushing to respond to a domestic disturbance call. Kimberly Bedford, 48, was crossing Pipestone Road near Indiana Avenue when she was struck by the officer’s cruiser. In the video, Officer Anderson is heard immediately calling for emergency services and back […]

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    West MI breast cancer patient headed to Ellen Show, one year after diagnosis

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– February 16, 2015 was the scariest day of Tammy Myers’ life. February 16, 2016 will be one of the best. On the one year anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis, the young mother will be sitting in the audience during a live taping of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California. “It just seems kind of meant to be,” Myers told FOX 17 News. “I’m just happy that I’ll be sitting in her presence that day.” FOX […]