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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
  • Witness shares story ahead of hearing for man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man from Grand Rapids who’s accused of threatening to shoot children and people of Jewish descent is set to appear in court Friday morning. David Lenio was arrested at his family’s home last month. He’s now facing felony charges for tweeting threats of mass shootings and threats against Jewish people. Lenio was behind bars in Montana in 2015 for making similar threats. That case was featured in an Investigation Discovery documentary about white supremacy. A […]

  • Two employees charged in death of elderly woman who left assisted care facility

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Two people have been charged with felonies after an 85-year-old woman died after leaving an assisted living facility in October. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges Wednesday against Yahira Zamora, 21, of Wyoming, and Denise Filcek, 45, of Wayland. Zamora and Filcek were working the night of October 26, 2016 when Kathryn Brackett left the facility and was found the next morning, dead from exposure to near-freezing temperatures and rain. Schuette says that Zamora has […]

  • Crowns of Courage bringing hope to cancer patients through henna art

    WYOMING, Mich.– Some West Michigan artists are using their love of henna to turn something normally tragic into something beautiful. The project is called Crowns of Courage, where women going through chemotherapy receive henna tattoo crowns and body art. But it doesn’t stop there. Afterwards, each woman gets a photo shoot to give them their confidence back and distract them from dealing with cancer. For these women dealing with cancer and chemotherapy, some feel like they’re losing their beauty or womanhood. […]

  • Dog who protected puppies from snowstorm finally gets adopted

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Four puppies and their mother found abandoned in a snowstorm in December have now all been adopted. The mom, Merry, was found sheltering her four puppies in Muskegon Heights during a bad snowstorm, now Merry has found her forever home hundreds of miles away. Merry was adopted by Sandra Neil Wallace and her husband, Rich. Wallace is a writer for the children’s magazine Highlights. Wallace saw FOX 17’s story in January and wanted to feature the dogs […]

  • Adaptive cheerleading team helps girls with disabilities build confidence

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s a group working to build confidence in young girls one cheer at a time. The adaptive sports program at Mary Free Bed added a cheerleading team for the first time this past fall and now they are looking for new members. All of the girls on the team have some sort of physical or cognitive disability, but they don’t let that stop them from doing what they love. “I love sharing my joy and passion for […]

  • Holocaust survivor recounts story of survival and overcoming adversity

    ALLENDALE, Mich.– It’s referred to as one of the darkest times in human history. On Wednesday, one woman who survived the Holocaust shared her story at Grand Valley State University. Magna Brown was 17 years old when she was separated from her family at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Brown shared her story to a room of more than 600 people of how she escaped a death march from Auschwitz to Buchenwald by hiding with a group of other prisoners before being […]

  • Clarksville firefighter is cancer free, receives check from community

    CLARKSVILLE, Mich.– He’s used to battling flames, but for the past seven months a firefighter in Ionia County has been fighting cancer instead. On Tuesday, he received a special gift from the community, but that wasn’t the only surprise. Terry Furlong recently found out he’s cancer free. While he surprised his brothers and sisters at the fire department with the news, they had a gift of their own. They presented him with a check for $27,060 to help out with […]

  • Jenison man pays it forward after community gets him a new bike

    JENISON, Mich. — An Ottawa County man is paying it forward after his community stepped in to help him. JB West is famous in the Jenison community for riding his bike around town and singing, but last month his bike was stolen. Soon after, his community rallied behind him by raising thousands of dollars to get him a new bike. In just two weeks, a Go Fund Me page collected $4,700 to get JB a new bike. A good samaritan ended […]

  • Researchers say Hackley Park layout pays tribute to Confederacy

    MUSKEGON, Mich. —It’s a story so unbelievable it could be the plot to a movie. A group of history buffs out of Muskegon say there’s more than $140 million worth of gold and silver sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan somewhere. They believe the treasure came from the Confederacy during the Civil War and somehow made its way to Muskegon. The group of men first heard about the treasure from a man on his death bed in 2010. After […]