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
  • Baby born in car on M-6 highway

    DUTTON, Mich. — The whole Dutton Fire Department sounded proud delivering the news that a baby was born to a mom in a car on the side of M-6 Friday morning. “When the alarms chime, you just never know what’s waiting for you on the other end of that 911 call!” crowed the department’s Facebook post. And people commenting on the post commonly congratulated the department for a job well done. The mom and baby were not identified.  

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    I-96 ramp near Meijer HQ to close for 2 months

    WALKER, Mich. – The ramp from eastbound I-96 to Walker Avenue will close on Tuesday, September 5, for rebuilding and realignment. The ramp, just north of the two large office complexes that serve as headquarters for Meijer and Bissell, will be closed until November 17, says the Michigan Department of Transportation. The ramp closure is scheduled to take place at 6 a.m. on the first day of the project. MDOT’s recommended detour is to continue on eastbound I-96 to exit […]

  • Labor Day weekend will see higher gas prices, crowded highways

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — AAA of Michigan reports gas prices are averaging 2.45 a gallon for regular unleaded heading toward the Labor Day weekend, but gas prices at the pumps around West Michigan popped up Tuesday to a common price of 2.65, according to prices reported by drivers to the GasBuddy app. Oil inventories were already dropping before Harvey hit the Texas coast refineries, according to GasBuddy. That would naturally lead to higher gas prices down the supply line. AAA […]

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    More ramp closures in US-131 project

    CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. – The reconstruction of US-131 between 14 Mile and 17 Mile now spreads to more ramps. The exit and entrance ramps on northbound US-131 at 17 Mile will be closing. The exit ramp from northbound US-131 to 17 Mile will be closed from 3 p.m. Monday, August 28, to about noon Thursday, August 31. The entrance ramp from 17 Mile to northbound US-131 will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, to about noon Thursday, August 31. […]

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    Intersection at Lake Drive and Fuller closes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Traffic at Fuller Avenue and Lake Drive was already disrupted by the closure of Fuller Avenue south of Lake Drive for a week. Now the entire intersection is closed for two weeks. A notice from the city of Grand Rapids explains that work is being done on the traffic signal in addition to underground utility work by DTE. Right turns to Lake Drive are being permitted for traffic on Fuller Avenue. The recommended detour route for […]

  • M-6 westbound to close on Saturday

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A new phase of the reconstruction of M-6 in Kent and Ottawa counties will begin Saturday, August 26. The westbound side of the highway will be closed between Wilson Avenue and I-196. The eastbound lanes have been in the process of replacement since July 8, with the closure extending from eastbound I-196 to Byron Center Avenue. The ramps from Wilson Avenue to eastbound M-6 have been closed for several weeks. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, westbound […]

  • Crash on US-131 causes super jam during morning commute

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A crash that blocked several lanes of southbound US-131 caused a mega traffic jam on both 131 and eastbound I-96 Tuesday morning. The crash, located just north of I-196 in downtown Grand Rapids, blocked the left two lanes, forcing four lanes of traffic into one. Traffic at one point was stop-and-go all the way back to Pine Island Drive. In addition, eastbound I-96 was backed up to past Walker Avenue, both due to the crash on […]

  • Closure of westbound M-6 set for August 26

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Drivers have been dealing with the closure of eastbound M-6 from I-196 in Ottawa County to Byron Center Avenue in Byron Township since early July. The date for closure of the westbound side of the highway is set for August 26. The posted schedule for the westbound closure was originally August 10, but the new date appeared early Monday. The concrete pavement is being replaced between Wilson Avenue and I-196 due to rapid – and premature […]

  • Busy GR intersection shuts down Monday for a month

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The intersection of Leonard Street at Fuller Avenue will be closing for about a month beginning Monday, July 31. The closing isn’t unexpected. It’s Phase 2 of a major water main project that so far has closed Leonard Street from Fuller Avenue to Ashford Avenue near College Avenue since April. That work has already affected the businesses at the intersection. The closure affects some 37,000 vehicles a day that go through the intersection, according to Grand […]