Will joined FOX17 as an Operations Technician in 2002, working in a variety of positions in the last 14 years. His credits at FOX17 include Newscast Technical Director, Sports Photojournalist, News Photojournalist, Web Producer, Chief Video Editor, Morning Show Producer, Evening Show Producer, Evening Executive Producer and his current position: Assistant News Director.

Will is a 2003 graduate of Grand Valley State University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations.

Will was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has called West Michigan home the last two decades.

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Recent Articles
  • Viewer tip crucial in 1 of 2 featured fugitive arrests

    WEST MICHIGAN – The U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force has announced the arrest of two suspects recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. Larry Dean Raymond, 60, was arrested in Pinellas County, Florida following a FOX17 viewer tip that led authorities to his location on Saturday.  He’s currently being held in Florida, awaiting extradition to Michigan to face charges for a parole violation. Raymond was first featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted in late January 2017, wanted on […]

  • Featured Fugitives: William Wilson & Danielle Cornell

    WEST MICHIGAN — Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force are seeking tips in the continued search for two of West Michigan’s Most Wanted. William Andre Wilson, 44, is accused of escaping from supervised custody at a halfway home in West Michigan.  He’s known to have ties to both the Grand Rapids and Battle Creek areas, along with Morristown, New Jersey. Wilson’s criminal record includes prior arrests for narcotics, assault, burglary, larceny and bank robbery.  He’s 6’4″, […]

  • Tip leads U.S. Marshals to location of featured fugitive in Comstock Park

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich – Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force say a tip to Silent Observer has led to the arrest of a fugitive recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. Federal authorities were led to a home in the Comstock Park area, where after several hours of surveillance, made contact with 39-year-old Leandrew Loyd. Authorities say Loyd answered the door at the residence and was taken into custody without incident.  He was later booked and released […]

  • FOX17 viewer tips help lead to arrest of featured fugitive

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force are crediting tips from FOX17 viewers and Silent Observer in the arrest of a fugitive who had avoided capture for more than a year. Federal authorities say those tips led a federal surveillance team to a residence on the northwest side of Grand Rapids on Tuesday, looking for Deveire Griggs.  The surveillance team, hours into the investigation, observed Griggs come out onto the front porch then go […]

  • Domestic violence suspect located and arrested in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – A joint law enforcement initiative to crackdown on known domestic violence offenders has led to an arrest in Grand Rapids. Federal authorities say they were able to obtain information on the whereabouts of 27-year-old Brian Heard on Monday.  En route to a home he was believed to be at, Task Force Officers with the U.S. Marshals spotted Heard in a vehicle leaving the area. The same federal officers followed the vehicle until marked units from the Grand […]

  • Wyoming attempted murder suspect caught in California

    FRESNO, California – Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force say they’ve located and arrested a suspect wanted out of Wyoming for attempted murder. Brian Gabrielle Garcia, 19, was located and arrested by federal task force officers in the Fresno, California area last week.  Investigators with the U.S. Marshals in West Michigan say information developed here helped lead to his arrest. Garcia is currently lodged at the Fresno County Jail awaiting extradition to West Michigan.  He was […]

  • Tips sought in search for known drug dealer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force are seeking tips in the continued search for one of West Michigan’s Most Wanted. Aaron Yarbrough Jr., 30, is wanted out of the Grand Rapids area for dealing methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.  Warrants for his arrest were issued in late January 2017. Yarbrough Jr.’s last known address is in the 800 block of Watson Street SW in Grand Rapids.  He’s 6’3″, about 280 pounds […]

  • Featured fugitive located and arrested in Ohio

    ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force say they’ve located and arrested a suspect recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. Michael Lynn Hampton, 67, was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Columbus after he was located in Zanesville.  He’s scheduled to appear in court there Thursday, awaiting extradition to Michigan for charges he’s facing here. Hampton was first featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted in early April. […]

  • Alarm spooks restaurant break-in suspect, tips sought

    SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich – Investigators with the Schoolcraft Police Department are hoping surveillance images will help them track down a suspect they say broke into a restaurant early Thursday. Officers responded to an alarm at Marjos Restaurant on Grand Street around 2:20 a.m.  Investigators say a man wearing a hoodie forced open the front door to get in. The suspect took off after activating an alarm at the restaurant, but not before taking a bunch of quarters. Schoolcraft investigators are asking […]