Known for his presence on-scene at breaking news and keeping the public updated on happenings throughout the state, Brody Carter has been serving West Michigan at Fox 17 News almost four years. A graduate of Purdue University, he got his start in Texas after uprooting his life and jumping head-first into the business.

Brody joined the Fox 17 family as a news reporter in 2013 and has since taken over responsibilities on the desk as one of our weekend morning anchors.

Recently married in December, Brody and his wife, Lindsay enjoy spending time with family, playing music, and exploring the state with their toy-poodle named Henry. Brody is an avid reader and if you’re lucky, you might find him playing guitar at local open-mics throughout the state.

If you have a story you would like Brody to cover, you can send him an e-mail at

Recent Articles
  • DNR addresses decline in hunting, new regulations for start of firearm deer season

    WEST MICHIGAN — New regulations for open firearm deer season are not helping to slow the steep decline of outdoors men heading out to hunt. For decades, more than a million Michigan hunters registered with the Department of Natural Resources each year. Rachel Leightner, wildlife outreach coordinator with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division, says that number has dropped nearly half since the 1990s. “Roughly 506,000 deer hunters are registered in Michigan,” she says. “We’re building partnerships that focus on initiatives […]

  • Spectrum Health offering advice to help people kick the vaping habit

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Vaping is more addicting than smoking, according to health experts at Spectrum Health, now offering classes to help people quit the habit once and for all. Nearly 40 people have died nationwide due to lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes. This week, researchers have identified the chemical, Vitamin E Acetate within the lungs of those stricken with illness. New revelations in research alongside vape-related deaths has Spectrum Health spearheading classes to help people quit the dangerous habit. […]

  • Pedestrian crashes on the rise; 3 hit this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Pedestrian crashes are on the rise across the nation including here in West Michigan where three people were hit by cars just this weekend. The most recent cases involved a 21-year-old in Allegan County who was hit by a car early Sunday morning. This was around the same time a 32-year-old man was hit by an alleged drunk driver in Kalamazoo leaving him in critical condition. A woman was also hit while crossing a street at […]

  • Temporary liquor ban in effect at Van Andel Arena

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Griffins are gearing up for two home games this weekend, but fans will not be able to enjoy beer or liquor, since the Van Andel Arena’s liquor license is temporarily suspended. The arena is currently under a booze ban for the next three home games after a Grand Rapids Police Department sting operation found concessions staff failed to validate the age of two people trying to buy alcohol back in March. The Michigan Liquor […]

  • Couple opens custom home decor, furniture store at Woodland Mall

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — A West Michigan couple has opened a very unique and custom home decor company at Woodland Mall. Makarios Decor just opened its first store inside the mall, offering custom home decor, furniture, signs and gifts for its customers. The couple was previously featured on the cover of the Grand Rapids Magazine back in 2016 when the company was just a couple years old. Our Brody Carter takes us inside to show us what makes this store different […]

  • Third Nature Brewing Company to open in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — West Michigan is now home to a new brewing company. Third Nature Brewing,  7733 Childsdale Ave NE in Rockford. Our Brody Carter takes us inside to see what makes this brewery different.  

  • World Teacher Day shines light on educators

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Teachers across the globe are being uplifted for World Teacher Day this Saturday, giving praise to educators for their hard work while using this time to discuss how to improve the educational system for future educators. Helen Gillespie Metcalf, a current Grand Rapids Public Schools teacher at Mulick Park Elementary, has been raising up future generations for 40 years. “I love teaching, I knew this was for me the minute I stepped into my first job […]

  • Creston Market broken into again for second time in 2 weeks

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are searching for suspects accused of breaking into Creston Market for the second time in two weeks. It happened early Monday morning at the store, which is located at 1403 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. No word on what the thieves got away with but it appears they used a rock or something to break the windows of the front of the store to get inside. The owner tells FOX 17 this is the […]

  • 13 MMA fights are coming to Delta Plex

    Grand Rapids, Mich. – 13 MMA fights are coming together under one roof, Saturday’s Light’s Out Championship is sure to ‘wow’ the crowd at Delta Plex Arena. Fights start at 7 p.m. leading up to the main ticket, Jamie Milanowski vs. Amanda Cooper; all fighters looking to prove they’ve got what it takes to compete as professionals in the UFC. Grand Rapids native, Calvin Harbaugh is fighting to defend his title as champion in the Bantamweight class. Harbaugh now training […]

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