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Josh Sidorowicz joined the FOX 17 team in July 2014.
Before making the move to the west side of the state, Sidorowicz was a reporter at WILX-TV News 10, the NBC affiliate and number one station in Lansing, Mich., where he covered state politics and his alma mater Michigan State University. He also regularly joined viewers on the weekend, filling in to anchor both the station's early morning and evening newscasts.

Sidorowicz graduated from MSU with a degree in both journalism and political science. While attending school he interned with the university's student newspaper, the State News, and with the local cable news station HOM-TV. He also had stints in Detroit with both Crain's Detroit Business and Automotive News trade publications.

He's won two Emmy Awards at the Michigan collegiate level, one for 'best newscast' earned by the team of students behind MSU's student newscast 'Focal Point' and the other for his anchoring while on that newscast. Sidorowicz has also been recognized with several first and second place distinctions from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Originally from the Detroit area, coming to the west side of the state was a new endeavor for Sidorowicz, but one he was excited to dive into. He's looking forward to getting to know West Michigan viewers and telling their stories.

Have any story ideas or want to stay in touch? Email him jsidorowicz@fox17online.com or tweet him @joshsidorowicz.


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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kent County hired Aramark Corporation to provide food services at the Kent County Correctional Facility despite knowledge of the company’s troubled history with such service and staff training, is part of the claim made in a lawsuit filed Thursday against the county, the sheriff’s department and the privately-owned food service contractor. A lawsuit filed in 17th Circuit Court Thursday on behalf of five former inmates of the Kent County Jail alleges they were poisoned as a […]

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    Crime fighting or questionable raids? A look at MI’s asset forfeiture laws

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Should cops have the right to raid your home or even seize it along with other property before you’ve ever been charged for a crime? In many cases, it’s happening and is still happening across Michigan, bringing in millions of dollars worth of assets and cash to police agencies. Wladyslaw “Wally” Kowalski lives in Bloomingdale, in rural Van Buren County.  Kowalski, who has a Ph.D from Penn State University and a background in engineering and specializes […]

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    Full circle: Veteran honored alongside trooper who arrested him year prior

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    Restoration campaign needs $300K for iconic South Haven lighthouse

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    Couple who raped, recorded assault of baby girl both sentenced to life in prison

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  • Road proposal: How much extra tax revenue will actually be raised?

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    Grand Haven HS bowlers team up with students with special needs

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