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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
  • Beating the heat during the first weekend of ArtPrize 9

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s the third day of ArtPrize and it’s been a scorcher. The FOX 17 weather team says it’s the hottest on record, but it’s not stopping people from exploring downtown. FOX 17 hit the streets to find out what people are doing to beat the heat and how the art event is helping.  ArtPrize is partnering with Spectrum Health to provide hydration stations allowing everyone to stay hydrated. “This one is beastly, ” said Ken Cook, […]

  • Police: Search for missing Wyoming woman including several locations Thursday

    WYOMING, Mich. – Investigators say that they searched several locations Thursday in the search for a missing Wyoming woman. Ana Carrillo was last seen on Sunday, Sept. 3, when she left her home to apparently pick up her children at a residence on Colby Street in Wyoming.  Her vehicle, a 2013 red, 4-door Chevrolet Impala, was found that evening in the parking lot of St. John Vianney Church on Clyde Park Avenue SW. “This continues to be an ongoing investigation,” […]

  • ‘He was a brother’ — Fallen state police trooper mourned after motorcycle crash

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police are mourning one of their own after he passed away at the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a motorcycle crash in Plainfield Township. Details surrounding what happened are still under investigation, but police say Trooper Timothy O’Neill from the Michigan State Police Rockford Post was on duty at the time. The other driver involved in the crash wasn’t hurt. O’Neill’s death is a huge loss for his community. He was engaged and set to […]

  • Man runs around Wyoming carrying American flag and wearing tutu to inspire others

    WYOMING, Mich. — If you live in Kent County, you might’ve noticed him. He’s a man who gets up early to run a few miles, but he does it while carrying an American flag and wearing a tutu. At first glance, you might think he’s a little nuts, and Robert Woldhuis will admit that he kind of is. He’s an ultra runner, now training for a 50 mile race, but Fridays are what he calls ‘Fly the Flag Friday’ and […]

  • Art going up all over GR just ahead of ArtPrize 9

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– In West Michigan, it’s not always the leaves starting to change that means Fall, but instead it’s the beginning of ArtPrize. This year marks the competition’s ninth year, considered the most attended annual public art event on the planet. While ArtPrize doesn’t officially start for five more days, it’s currently in its preview week and some of the pieces are already up around downtown. Pieces can be seen on the Blue Bridge, the Grand Rapids Public Museum […]

  • Attorneys react to calls showing attempted police cover up in ex-prosecutor crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lawyers representing two different cases concerning a potential cover up by three Grand Rapids police officers are reacting to recently released audio recordings. This follows a wrong way crash involving a former Kent County prosecutor, who was believed to be under the influence a the time. The recordings were released this week after the City of Grand Rapids was given an order by a Michigan Court of Appeals judge. On November 19, 2016, former Kent County […]

  • Senior center residents celebrate 100th birthdays together at centenarian celebration

    JENISON, Mich.– It was quite the celebration at one West Michigan retirement center on Wednesday.  Ten of the residents there are turning 100 years old in 2017, some of them even older. Combined, they have more than a thousand years of memories and wisdom. The longevity was all captured in a special video played for the crowd, followed by a birthday song and cake. In front of family and friends, each received plaques recognizing their achievement and snapped a few […]

  • Boy Scout troop ‘devastated’ after trailer full of equipment stolen in Parchment

    PARCHMENT, Mich. — A Boy Scout troop in Kalamazoo County is without its trailer and equipment after they say someone stole it from a church parking lot. The Parchment Boy Scout troop #218 is the second troop to have their trailer stolen this year in Kalamazoo County. The Galesburg Boy Scout troop had their trailer stolen in February. Members of Troop #218 say they were devastated when they heard what happened. Thousands of dollars of equipment was inside that trailer. […]

  • ‘We’re in the dark:’ West Michigan native shows damage in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — John Hoogeveen is a missionary originally from Hamilton, Michigan, who has been living in Puerto Rico for the past three years. On Thursday, he gave FOX 17 a tour via Skype of some of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The storm is making its way towards Florida. The Category 5 hurricane passed through the island Wednesday night. “It was definitely more than anything we have experienced in West Michigan,” said Hoogeveen. “The heavy stuff came […]