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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
  • ‘He’s still with us everyday:’ Fallen soldier’s father shares Memorial Day message

    WYOMING, Mich. — While the Memorial Day weekend might serve as the unofficial start to summer for many, for some families in West Michigan, the holiday has a deeper, more painful meaning. John Burri says there are three days every year that are the hardest: his son Eric’s birthday November 27, the day Eric was killed June 7 and Memorial Day.  Now, 12 years after Eric’s death, John works to keep his son’s memory alive everyday. On this Memorial Day […]

  • Kalamazoo deputies find ‘small IED’ near Climax Twp. lake

    CLIMAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. – It was quite a scary moment for one couple in Kalamazoo County after they say a neighbor found a bomb and brought it over to their house not realizing how dangerous it was. Thankfully the Kalamazoo Public Safety Bomb Squad disabled it and no one was hurt. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a suspicious item found near La Ferre Lake in Climax Township. After closer inspection it turned out to […]

  • Michigan Senate OKs allowing dogs on restaurant patios

    LANSING, Mich. (AP/WXMI) — Patrons could bring their dogs along while eating in outdoor areas of restaurants under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature. State law generally prohibits live animals at restaurants. The legislation was approved 32-6 by the Senate on Wednesday and sent to the House for consideration. The bill would allow dogs on restaurant patios under certain circumstances. Dogs would have to be leashed and couldn’t pass through the restaurant interior or sit in chairs or on […]

  • ‘We have a chapter back:’ GR girl reunited with biological sisters

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It was the birthday surprise of a lifetime for a 10-year-old girl from Grand Rapids on Saturday. Chante Garcia was adopted as a baby and has only met two of her seven siblings once before. For her 11th birthday, she had only one birthday wish: to meet her sisters. The bond between sisters is something that can never be replaced. For Chante Garcia, that bond is still just as strong even though she has no memories with […]

  • Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Portage woman

    NEW YORK — Police say an 18-year-old woman killed by a car that plowed through pedestrians in Times Square was a tourist from Portage, Michigan. Alyssa Elsman died Thursday when a man drove his car down the sidewalk for three blocks into the heart of New York City’s theater district. Twenty-three people were struck by the car before it was stopped by a security barrier. Police say Elsman’s 13-year-old sister Ava was among the people who were struck but survived. […]

  • Family and friends of Army Sgt. killed in Hawaii share memories of Grand Rapids native

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  A soldier from Grand Rapids is dead after a training exercise in Hawaii on Sunday. Officials say the truck he was in spun out of control, hit a guardrail and overturned into a culvert. Police have begun a negligent homicide investigation. Sgt. Terrence Hinton had two deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait under his belt and was stationed in Hawaii in 2016. Family and friends of Hinton say he was the nicest guy they’d ever met and he […]

  • Spike in ‘Robocalls’ reported across the country

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Fraudulent calls aren’t anything new, but the amount of computerized calls or robocalls going to people’s phones seems to be on the rise. Whether or not there’s someone on the other line, those callers are using every trick they can to take your money or get your personal information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Michigan is in the top 10 in the country for residents signing up for the ‘Do Not Call’ list, meaning it’s a […]

  • Community holds benefit for longtime Paw Paw firefighter battling cancer

    PAW PAW, Mich. — A community in Van Buren County came together to raise money for one of their own on Saturday. Dan Young has lived in Paw Paw his entire life and has spent 27 years as a volunteer fire fighter. People who know Young say he’s a humble man. They say he’s not one to ever complain or ask for favors. Even while battling cancer, he still attends every firefighter meeting in Paw Paw. On Saturday, loved ones gave […]

  • Caledonia teen makes full recovery after suffering heart attack

    KENT COUNTY, Mich.– Nearly five months after suffering a heart attack at school, a Caledonia High School senior is back to doing what he loves. 17-year-old Peter Lombardo suffered a heart attack during gym class and is alive today thanks to quick action by his teachers and the use of an AED. Lombardo didn’t know he was born with an irregular heart beat and because of the heart attack, didn’t know if he’d ever return to full health. However, he […]