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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
  • Construction Indiana bridge crash

    Lots more chances to drive between the barrels this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many new construction zones were opened on Monday. Here’s fair warning on projects that are new this week: Cascade Road In addition to the lane closures over I-96, now there are lane closures between Forest Hill Avenue and Medical Park Dr just to the west. The asphalt pavement will be replaced with concrete. Eventually, the rest of Cascade Road between Forest Hill Avenue and I-96 will be repaved. M-45/Lake Michigan Drive Lane closure just east of […]

  • 04-22-16 MDOT 131 at Ann St

    Good news! No double lane closures this weekend on US-131

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There will be no double lane closures this weekend in the construction zone on southbound US-131, says John Richard, representative for the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Grand Region. The current single lane closure from I-96 to Leonard Street will remain. Last weekend, the first full weekend of the project, saw long delays on the highway most of the weekend. The project is in its first phase where the right lane is closed at Ann Street. […]

  • Cascade Rd at Forest Hill Ave (Kent County Road Commission)

    Cascade Road resurfacing begins Monday in addition to work at I-96

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Well, Cascade Road is a mess already at I-96, why not minimize the length of time Cascade Road is torn up in that area? That’s the thinking behind a major resurfacing project that begins Monday, April 25, on Cascade Road west of Forest Hill Avenue. The Kent County Road Commission plans on two phases for the project. First, replace current rough pavement between Forest Hill Avenue and Medical Park Drive with concrete pavement. That phase […]

  • Mackinac Bridge from deck road

    Jeep owners seek to set record crossing the Mackinac Bridge

    ST. IGNACE, Mich. — “Let’s beat the number of Mini-Coopers, ATVs and farm tractors that have crossed the mighty Mackinac Bridge as a group,” says the web page that has information on this weekend’s first-ever “Jeep the Mac” event. Only Jeeps are allowed, but April 20 is the deadline to register. Two days of activities April 22-23 are planned for Jeep owners who pay the $35 fee to register, including a “Blessing of the Jeeps,” meet-and-greets, and a post-ride trip […]

  • 28th St crash

    28th Street crash injures 2 people in Grandville

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Two people were hurt in a crash that closed the westbound lanes of 28th Street in Grandville during the Monday morning commute. The crash took place around 6 a.m. on 28th Street at Woodbine Avenue. The westbound lanes of 28th Street were closed by police at Ivanrest Avenue. Only one eastbound lane was open while the crash was attended to by authorities. One car occupant had to be extricated from one of the crash vehicles. There was […]

  • US-131 at I-96 construction

    Busiest Monday of new road construction season affects US-131, I-94

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It may look like it was planned, but the fact that the weather is perfect for the busiest Monday of the new road construction season is just a coincidence. Major projects are just underway or are about to get underway on US-131 in Grand Rapids and Portage and on I-94 in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Traffic was snarled over the weekend by double lane closures on US-131 from West River Drive to Pearl Street, and […]

  • 131roadwork

    Weekend double lane closures on US-131 to begin

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Major road work on southbound US-131 will cause double lane closures from West River Drive to Pearl Street this weekend. What’s more, the same stretch of highway will see single lane closures on weekdays beginning April 18. This is sure to cause traffic jams at peak hours Saturday and Sunday, and major backups during the morning commute weekdays. In addition, the ramp from Ann Street/Turner Avenue to southbound US-131 will be closed beginning 10 p.m. April […]

  • 04-14-16 Crash 96TH AT ADAMS

    Woman flown to hospital after morning Holland area crash

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A crash at 96th Avenue and Adams Street in Holland Township early Thursday closed both roads and sent one woman to the hospital. Officials on the scene told FOX 17 that a Alyvia Elling, 20, in a westbound on Adams Street silver car collided around 5 a.m. with a car driven by a man at 96th Avenue, an intersection just east of I-196. Investigators believe Elling failed to stop at a red light, said the Ottawa County […]

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    On the Scene: Meijer Gardens announces Summer Concert Series line-up

    Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Summer Concert Series First announcement: More acts: Ticket sales: