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
  • Sheriff: Barry Co. drivers disobeying red lights on buses

    BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — A warning from a local sheriff’s office about an increase in drivers not stopping for buses trying to pick up children for school. The Barry County Sheriff’s office says bus drivers with Hastings Public Schools are getting frustrated with the number of people driving by their flashing red lights. There are four areas in particular where this is happening, and now you can expect to see an increase in patrols. Drivers have been especially bad on M-79 between […]

  • Couple buys school bus, sells everything to travel U.S.

    JENISON, Mich. — After selling everything they own, Caleb and Stephanie Rutkowski are leaving home for the holidays in a renovated school bus, giving themselves the gift of new beginnings as they travel the U.S. Their adventure started five months ago when the couple bought a 2004 Bluebird School bus. “They’re actually pretty cheap,” Rutkowski said. “I’m a carpenter by trade, and we decided to renovate the bus in hopes of traveling one day.” Caleb and his wife transformed the […]

  • Learn how to survive active shooter at Kent County class

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s office is working to educate people on how to survive an active shooting situation. The Kent County Sheriff’s office is hosting a Civilian Response to Active Shooter event training session on Thursday, November 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plainfield Township Hall. It’s like a fire drill for the entire community. The free course teaches how to respond and react to disasters and high stress events, including an active shooter. […]

  • Traffic tickets help fund libraries in Ottawa Co.

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – The next time you shell out cash for a traffic ticket, a piece of that is going to local libraries to help purchase books, materials, and even pay their employees. Dianne Kooiker, Director of Herrick District Library says penal fines for education are a small percentage taken from your ticket and distributed to one of nine libraries in Ottawa Co. “Here’s a confession, I once got a ticket and thought, ‘shoot, I’m paying my own salary,” […]

  • Free dental services Friday at GR dentist office

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids dentist office is hoping to pay it forward to people in need, offering free dental services Friday, November 2. Exalta Health, located at 2060 Division Ave S. in Grand Rapids, is opening its doors for Free Dental Day. The non-profit health clinic is offering the services on a first come first served basis from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “If you don’t have dental insurance, it is difficult to find places to provide relief […]

  • Inside look at one of the most haunted places in Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Ghouls and goblins might not be real but residents at Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo believe there’s unexplained magic happening inside. The owner, Francois Louis Moyet, believes this activity is due to the spirits that still walk the halls of the mansion, which has been named one of the top 10 most haunted places in America by the website Henderson Castle, located at 100 Monroe Street in Kalamazoo, was built back in 1895. It has 12 bedrooms and a rooftop […]

  • Nation’s best pumpkin carvers to appear at Fall Fest in Holland

    HOLLAND, Mich. — You will be able to meet and see the work of eight of the nation’s best professional pumpkin carvers at the second annual Fall Fest  in Holland. The family fun starts at 3:00 p.m. Friday along 8th Street in Downtown Holland. You can watch as the carvers dice their way through large round gourds until 7 p.m. Saturday, families are invited to the Holland Farmer’s Market where kids can play a variety of fall-themed games and crafts starting […]

  • First store in Woodland Mall rehab to open this weekend

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — As construction continues on the remodel of Woodland Mall, one of the first new stores is getting ready to open this weekend. Altar’d State, a Christian retail store and coffee shop, is set to open its doors Saturday in the JC Penney wing. “We are delighted to welcome Altar’d State to Woodland Mall as part of our efforts to diversify the retail mix and create a premium shopping experience,” said Cecily McCabe, Woodland Mall marketing director. The […]

  • Ada dance studio celebrating first month in business

    ADA, Mich. — West Michigan is now home to a new dance studio which is now celebrating its first month in business. David Matthew Dance studio offers a variety of classes for dancers at any experience level. The owner, David Braciak, is a native of West Michigan, growing up in Forest Hills. Braciak attended Grand Rapids Ballet and the Retters Dance Academy, before moving to NYC to attend the School of American Ballet. Our Brody Carter went to the studio […]