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After two decades on the radio in West Michigan, Robb became a traffic reporter in early 2006 and has been FOX 17’s roads scholar since 2008.

Born and raised in Southern California, he’s a Dodger fan. But he doesn’t surf and has never been in the movies. He did meet a few stars out there.

His first car was a 1966 Barracuda, but it sounds cooler than it was, due to dents provided by the previous owner.

As a driver, he adheres strictly do his ‘five-over’ rule: never drive more than five miles per hour over the speed limit.


Recent Articles
  • MDOT sign Use Both Lanes

    MDOT convinced “zipper merge” will reduce traffic delays

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Drivers enduring repeated weekend traffic jams on I-196 in Kent County have been the students and the Michigan Department of Transportation has been the teacher. The subject: the so-called zipper merge. Road repairs and bridge work have led to regular weekend lane closures on I-196 between Grand Rapids and Grandville this construction season. The backups have been long, but there’s evidence in FOX 17 videos that drivers are picking up on MDOT’s efforts to use the […]

  • 08-26-15 Natl Dog Day Piper

    Your photos: National Dog Day in Michigan

    It’s National Dog Day! Lots of loving owners are uploading pictures of their favorite pooches. Here are the earliest submissions. Use the button below to post a pic of your dog. You can see all the photos that were posted to our Facebook page.

  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21:  Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 21, 2015 in New York City. The Dow fell over 500 points in trading today as global markets continue to react to economic events in China.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Dow dives 1,000 points in early trading as global selloff deepens

    NEW YORK  — America’s stock market is getting absolutely crushed. The Dow plunged more than 1,000 points at the open and the S&P 500 sank into correction territory on Monday as global fears about China’s economic turbulence mounted. The Dow is on track to suffer its worst percentage decline since 2008, the beginning of the scariest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The wave of selling began overseas. China’s Shanghai Composite plummeted 8.5%, wiping out all of its massive gains […]

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    Weekend road work includes I-196 lane closures … again

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For weeks now, weekend drivers have experienced long backups on I-196 for road and bridge repairs. This weekend, the schedule has long closures both eastbound and westbound. Eastbound I-196 will see one lane closed from the Chicago Drive exit at mile 72 to Market Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday until no later than 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 24). Expect backups during peak hours. Westbound I-196 will have a single lane closed at 28th Street as repairs […]

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    Long delays at Fulton Street intersection at Forest Hill Avenue to continue into September

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A road project that has caused long delays on M-21 E. Fulton Street was originally scheduled to end August 22, but a new post on a Michigan Department of Transportation web site shows the project has been extended. The bridge repair project features lane closures and a traffic shift on M-21 between Crahen Avenue and Taos Avenue and includes the intersection with Forest Hill Avenue, and that’s the problem spot. Drivers on both roads experience […]

  • Web Moment: How ‘Video Shots’ got started

    “Video Shots” has been a daily feature in every hour of FOX 17 Morning News since 2009. These days, I share viral videos of all kinds and other videos covering a variety of interests, but in the beginning Video Shots were solely related to traffic, since I am the traffic reporter for the show. Here’s a sample of some of the early traffic videos that got Video Shots started.

  • Mike Avery gets grief for his OSU boosterism

  • Web Moment: The military on YouTube

    Our armed services are very active on YouTube. All our military branches have YouTube channels, but it’s interesting to see the different content the various branches post. If you want to follow any or all of the services on YouTube, here are links to their channels: U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard  

  • Puppies vs spoons

    Morning Video: Who can resist puppies vs. spoons?

    Puppies! We didn’t know that puppies-and-spoons was a thing. Real or fake? Did someone really catch this woman assuming countless selfie poses at a playground? Or was this staged as a commentary on selfies? You decide. Bonus video: Mike Avery, Garry Frank, and Deanna Falzone were caught off the air taking a “Fresh Prince” break.