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
  • Graduation rates on the rise in West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN – Graduation rates are on the rise at both the Grand Rapids Public and Kalamazoo Public School districts. Data from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information show 61 percent of African-American Males are now graduation, a 15 percent increase since 2013. Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice released the numbers at a Board of Education meeting on March 14, praising Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central for exceeding the state’s graduation rate of 80.6 percent. Dr. Rice says they’ve […]

  • High water closes roads in Newaygo County

    NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Drivers are being warned about roads covered by high water after warm temperatures and heavy rains. The Newaygo County Road Commission sent out an alert, with a list of affect roads: • 60th St. west of Green Ave. • Dickinson Ave. north of 8th St. • Luce Ave. between 24th St. and 32nd St. • Cypress Ave. between 128th and 136th • Croswell Ave. north of 48th St. • Cottonwood Ave. between 124th St. and 136th […]

  • OG’s Bakery: 16-year-old’s business is heating up

    ADA, Mich. —  Olivia Gargett, 16, has been crafting creations in the kitchen five years now, drawing hungry crowds from all over to her very own business, OG’s Bakery. Gargett says she got her inspiration from watching the “Cake Boss” show on television as a young girl, she was even paid for her very first cake. Now she’s baking specialty orders for weddings and graduation parties throughout West Michigan, while making “how-to-bake” videos on her Instagram and Facebook pages. OG’s […]

  • Groundwater in Ottawa Co. is drying up, conservation at all-time high

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – The groundwater is drying up in five communities throughout Ottawa County, and state agencies are getting the word out while preparing for the worst. Homes and businesses get their water in one of two ways: Urban areas get their water from municipal lines that pump water from Lake Michigan. Rural areas are served by private wells that pump from groundwater aquifers. Roughly 30 percent of residents using groundwater from the Marshall groundwater formation have been watching […]

  • Pub at Paddock now open in the East Hills Neighborhood

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Pub at Paddock Place is officially open. It’s located in the East Hills Neighborhood at 1033 Lake Drive in Grand Rapids. The new establishment is a part of the Gilmore Collection and offers happy hour specials all the time. They offer food specials under $10 and drink specials under $8. For more information click here. 

  • Jet’s landing gear fails at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

    Grand Rapids, Mich. – An express flight from Grand Rapids to Houston experienced a faulty take off Saturday night. ExpressJet Airlines confirmed the landing-gear of flight 4077 collapsed while being pushed back from the gate by ground support equipment prior to take off. We’re told 47 customers and three crew members safely deplaned through the main cabin door. Everyone onboard was directed to another aircraft before continuing their travel plans. No injuries were reported.

  • 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. […]

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