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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
  • Why your tax refund may be delayed

    Counting on your tax refund to help pay off those holiday bills, or maybe pay for your spring break vacation?  Millions of taxpayers may have to wait longer for those refunds this year, which is not good news if you are depending on it. “I don’t know why it would be,” taxpayer John Schmidt said. “We all pay our taxes on time. I don’t know why it should be delayed at all.” The reason? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen blames recent […]

  • Kimberly Lockwood’s PM Preschool class, St. Michael Lutheran School

  • 01-30-15 Barry Co Sisson fire scene

    Passerby notices house fire, gets woman out safely

    IRVING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — When fire crews arrived  at 2220 W. Sisson Road in northern Barry County, they reported the house as “fully involved.” Luckily, the woman who lives there was already out due to a passerby. The woman was alerted to a fire in her home by someone passing by, and she was able to get out safely, but her dog didn’t make it. The fire, first reported before 6 a.m. was brought under control, but the house appears […]

  • Ford Airport

    Planes have slippery time at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A FedEx plane slid off a taxiway Thursday morning and ended up with its nose wheel in the grass at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Later in the morning, an American Airlines jet slid off a taxiway as well. The passenger jet that landed at 9:16 a.m. had 23 people plus a crew of three inbound as Flight 3277 from Chicago. No one was hurt, but the plane was towed to the terminal, […]

  • US-131 semi crash (Allegan Co Sheriff Dept)

    Freeways closed by icy crashes in Ionia and Van Buren counties

    IONIA, Mich. — Two freeways were closed as the morning commute began Thursday with rain freezing as it fell on the pavement. The earliest closure was I-94 westbound after M-51 west of Paw Paw. The crash that closed the highway around 2:30 a.m. involved a Van Buren County deputy and a semi. A second crash involving a Van Buren County deputy took place around 5:30 a.m. at mile 56 on eastbound I-94. No injuries in that accident. Around 4:30 a.m., […]

  • Wyoming police cruiser day

    Student struck while running across Wyoming street

    WYOMING, Mich. — A 17-year-old student was struck by a car on Prairie Parkway Wednesday morning. The student was reported afterwards in serious but stable condition at a hospital. Her name was not available. Initial reports indicated the girl was running across the street at 7:08 a.m. when she was hit by a Chevrolet Impala driven by a man, whose identity and age were not made available. No charges were filed right away, but the accident remains under investigation.

  • 01-27-15 Screen shot Birds in Houston

    Morning Videos: Birds invade Houston

    Here is the January 27 collection of videos aired on FOX 17 Morning News: Birds, birds, birds A man in a Houston suburb captured this video of a scary number of birds. – Is this what we’ll soon have at Boyne? You may have heard that an Alpine coaster is planned for the Boyne Mountain area. Here is POV video by a guy who rode the Alpine coaster in Park City, Utah. -

  • St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. The FBI says a Russian spy ring tried to gather intelligence about U.S. economic matters.

    Russian spies used tickets and hats to try to hide New York activities, FBI says

    NEW YORK (CNN) — The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert. They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it. The reason for the puzzling behavior, according to a federal complaint unsealed Monday, is that the men were Russian spies exchanging intelligence information in New York City. They used tickets and other everyday objects — […]

  • How to vote at Ryke`s in the cookie poll for the big game

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Ryke’s Baking, Catering & Cafe conducts a special cookie poll every year leading up to the Super Bowl. But they are also gearing up for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday!