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I joined the Fox 17 news crew in March of 2016 after spending nearly two years in the Upper Peninsula as a reporter at WLUC-TV6 in Marquette, Michigan. My time in the U.P. was spent covering the latest winter storm, reporting rink side at college hockey games and trying to keep up with Marines at boot camp in San Diego.

I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and English. While in school, I had internships at Comcast Sportsnet New England in Boston and ESPN Radio in State College, PA.

Growing up in Moorestown, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, I’m a huge Philadelphia sports fan. That means Flyers, Phillies, Eagles and of course…my Penn State Nittany Lions (We Are!). I love being out on the water, especially sailing, cooking and have played classical piano as long as I can remember.

I’m excited to explore West Michigan and can’t wait to tell your stories!

Recent Articles
  • One of three women accused in party store assault charged with felonies

    KENTWOOD, Mich. – One of three women accused of trashing a Kentwood party store and then running over an employee in the parking lot appeared in court Tuesday. Arendia Ford is accused of being the driver on the night of April 22 at TJ’s Party Store on Schaffer Avenue, when she and two friends allegedly trashed the store after an altercation with a manager at the drive-thru window. After leaving the store, she allegedly drove their car over the employee […]

  • Official: Augusta village clerk admits to sending water bill with vulgar message to resident

    AUGUSTA, Mich. — The Augusta village clerk accused of sending a letter addressed with a vulgar word to a Kalamazoo County couple has admitted to the act, police say. Kevin Barthel, the Augusta resident who received the letter earlier this month, tells FOX 17 the village clerk has admitted to the act and gave them a letter apologizing. Police Chief Jeff Heppler tells FOX 17 that the incident did happen and “appropriate steps” are being taken to fix the problem. He declined to […]

  • Lowell barn gets new animals after fire kills 13 therapy horses

    LOWELL, Mich. — Less than two weeks after a fire destroyed a barn and killed 13 therapy horses at the Barn for Equine Learning, they now have six new miniature horses. Kat Welton, the owner of the Barn for Equine Learning, says a woman reached out to her saying she had some miniature horses she’d like to donate.  They picked them up and brought them home a few days ago. While other people have offered to donate full size horses, […]

  • Restaurant covers dinner for airman and family after surprise homecoming

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A happy homecoming was caught on camera for one United States airman and his mother. Bradley Baker surprised his mother, Dana Tosh, while she was working at the Real Food Cafe on Plainfield Avenue on Saturday. Tosh was so excited, she messed up a customer’s order. When the man saw what had happened, he still tipped her $100 to take the family out to dinner. Dana Tosh posted on Facebook asking where she should take her […]

  • GRPD: Body found at Highland Park there ‘for some time’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police say a body found Wednesday in a pond at Highland Park had been there for “some time.” Police were called to the area, off Grand Ave. NE near I-196, at about 1:48 p.m. after a man found the body in a marshy pond area at the park. Capt. Eric Payne with GRPD said the body had been there “for some time,” but that there were no obvious signs of trauma. The victim has not […]

  • Grandville teen with autism draws classmates to raise money for prom

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Allan Milton of Grandville is using his love of drawing to help get to prom this weekend. Allan has autism and is a senior at Grandville High School. He spends his lunch period making drawings of his classmates and taking donations to help buy his ticket to the dance. But he didn’t stop there. Allan has helped pay for tickets for all of the other kids with autism as well as their tuxedo rentals. “He loved to […]

  • Muskegon woman gives nearly 200 Easter baskets to families in need

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — It was a special day for dozens of families in Muskegon who received free bicycles and Easter baskets. It was all thanks to one local woman who wants to give back to her community. Tammy Sircher started all of this because she’s lost touch with her kids and grand kids. She hasn’t seen them in years and while she’s trying to see them again, she wants to help other kids out who may not be able to get […]

  • Kalamazoo County couple allegedly receives water bill with vulgarity

    AUGUSTA, Mich. — A Kalamazoo County couple is calling for change Friday night after allegedly getting a water bill with a vulgar word on it. They say it all started after trying to pay their bill multiple times in person, but after the village clerk wasn’t there any of those times, they left a note voicing their frustration. That’s when they got the surprising bill. Annette Tolis and her longtime boyfriend of 28 years, Kevin Barthel, have lived in Augusta for […]

  • Suspect arrested in murder of 84-year-old woman

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor has announced charges against a suspect in a 2016 murder. Barbara Bodine, 84, was found with a severe head injury in the 5000 block of Wayne Avenue in Cooper Township on April 24, 2016.  She died on June 12 at the hospital from her injuries. Investigators determined that her injuries were from a domestic assault and a suspect was arrested Wednesday on charges of Open Murder.  That suspect’s name will be revealed Thursday […]