I grew up in West Michigan, attending Belding High School. I attended Central Michigan University with a major in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. I worked for a year at WSYM in Lansing and joined FOX 17 in August of 2006 with the addition of the FOX 17 morning news.
I currently live in Greenville with my wife Kara and sons Carter and Easton. I enjoy covering sports in West Michigan, especially at the high school level.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.

Recent Articles
  • Anchor-Bone Classic has a lot riding on it

    ALLENDALE, Mich — One of the biggest division 2 college football rivalries takes place Saturday as 12th ranked Ferris State hosts 7th ranked Grand Valley State. Last year GVSU won the regular season game and Ferris took the rematch in the playoffs. “Both teams are new teams. They`re doing a couple things different and i think we`re doing a couple things differently” Lakers quarterback Bart Williams said. “I think both of our goals is just to go 1-0 this week. […]

  • 3-Time All-American to ready to lead Cornerstone

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Cornerstone men’s basketball team lost in the NAIA division 2 national championship game last season and senior Kyle Steigenga (Holland Christian) is ready to get that taste out of his mouth. “Going of from when we lost the National Championship game that has been a driving force behind the offseason” Steigenga said. “That really hurt to be on that end of it last year to be so close at that point to come up that short […]

  • Athletic Aquinas ready for new season

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Aquinas College men’s basketball went to the NAIA National Tournament last season which helped to get head coach Ryan Bertoia the full time job after being the interim head coach last season. The Saints feel like athleticism will be a strength. “We are very versatile can change the styles of play up and down” Bertoia said. “We have a very strong post game with Arsenio Arrington and Frank DeVos both those guys played major minutes […]

  • Kater helping Montague win again, this time as an assistant coach

    MONTAGUE, Mich — Cody Kater was an all-state quarterback that led Montague to back-to-back football state championships in 2008 and 2009. Now in his 3rd year as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kater is helping to lead the Wildcats to another great season. “I knew I wanted to make an impact, I didn’t know what that was going to be and what avenue I was going to take to do that but I just knew I wanted to […]

  • Battle of Zeeland to decide the OK Green champion

    ZEELAND, Mich — Zeeland West (5-0, 6-2) and Zeeland East (5-0, 8-0) will square off Friday in the game of the week with the winner being outright OK Green champion. “It`s huge” Zeeland West tight end/linebacker Caleb Kender said. “Both teams are undefeated in conference and it just adds a little bit more fuel to an already big rivalry.” For the Chix could also finish off a perfect regular season, the last time they did that was 2012. “I mean […]

  • Bakita and Book Week 9

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The final week of the regular season means conference championships, undefeated regular seasons and a last chance to make the playoffs. Here is how the Blitz Top 10 voting went this week: Bakita 1 Muskegon 2 Grand Catholic Central 3 East Grand Raipds 4 Forest Hills Central 5 Mona Shores 6 Zeeland East 7 Kelloggsville 8 West Ottawa 9 Grand Rapids Christian 10 Montague Jason Hutton 1 Muskegon 2 East Grand Rapids 3 Forest Hills Central […]

  • Portage Central set to play its final game at McCamley Field

    PORTAGE, Mich — Portage Central and Portage Northern are getting new football fields, next year both schools will play at the new facility on Northern’s campus and in 2 years Central will have new field as well. This Friday night will mark the final game played at old McCamley field a place very special to many in the portage community. Named for former portage township supervisor and school board member Stuart McCamley, the field opened in 1958 and for 60 […]

  • Cameron Martinez adds leadership in sophomore season for MCC

    MUSKEGON, Mich — Muskegon Catholic Central sophomore quarterback Cameron Martinez is an incredible athlete and football player and this year he has added to his resume as a team captain for the undefeated Crusaders. Martinez says he learned the importance of leadership from last years senior class during the run to a 4th straight state championship. “With all those group of seniors a really good group of senior class I knew this year I had to lead the team a […]

  • Fans of the Week

    The week 8 nominees for the Blitz Fans of the week are Byron Center as the students spelled out Bulldogs on their chests in the game against Zeeland East and the Portage Northern students wearing pink as they hosted Mattawan in their final game at McCamley Field. Voting stats Monday on the FOX 17 Blitz twitter page.