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
  • Hunt for ghosts on Grand Rapids historical tour

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Ghosts of Grand Rapids is back for its fifth year of spooky paranormal history in some of the city’s hottest spots. Saturday, July 14th is the first of 11 Ghost tours this year led by Paranormal Michigan. Attendees can meet on the steps of the Grand Rapids Public Library located at 111 Library St. NE. The two-hour tours covers a square mile of haunted history and offers the chance to experience the supernatural. Tickets are $10 […]

  • Final community discussion planned in GR over medical marijuana

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Monday is your last chance to weigh in on zoning changes when it comes to medical marijuana businesses in the city of Grand Rapids. City officials are holding a community meeting at the West Grand Neighborhood Organization off Leonard St. at 6 p.m. to hear from constituents about their feelings towards the city opting in the Michigan Medical Facilities Act of 2016. The move would make medical marijuana much more accessible throughout Grand Rapids. “The city […]

  • New details released about $400M development at old Sappi Paper Mill

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — New details about an expansive development at the Sappi Paper Mill site have been released. Muskegon officials said developers plan to build a retail community intertwined with both affordable and high-end luxury homes. Engineers estimate the 120 acres of lakefront property should be able to accommodate more than 500 homes, a hotel, and various other businesses. Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson said this kind of development is unheard of in modern urban communities but is welcomed in […]

  • Flood levels rise in 10 lakes and counting, Barry County has no solution

    BARRY COUNTY, Mich. – Homeowners on several Barry County lakes are fighting to keep the water out of their homes.  County officials say the flooding is an emergency situation for many homeowners. They’re now working with the DEQ and DNR on a long-term solution but haven’t decided how they’re going to ease the burden on each lake. They’re now asking the general public for their input. “The Upper and Lower Crooked Lake are almost four feet over their legal lake […]

  • ‘Nothing was done to save his life’ — Mother files lawsuit after death of Grand Rapids Drive player

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The mother of Zeke Upshaw, a Grand Rapids Drive basketball player who died after a sudden cardiac event (SEC) in March, says the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against the NBA and Grand Rapids Drive is not only for her family, but to bring awareness and change policies to save lives in the future.  Jewel Upshaw and her attorneys, Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard, announced the lawsuit Wednesday morning on the steps on the United States […]

  • Osprey spotted near Grand River, more could be coming

    WALKER, Mich. – Osprey have been spotted throughout Kent County and bird experts believe more could be coming. Bird experts tell us Osprey are a species of bird all of their own, somewhere between a hawk and a falcon. They’ve been spotted hunting along the Grand River at Fish Ladder Park and nesting in a cell phone tower located in a gravel yard near Park St.  Lori Lomora, a wildlife manager at Blandford Nature Center believes Osprey may be seeking […]

  • Police: Suspect in deadly gas station robbery connected to two other shootings

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man who police say is connected to three separate shootings is facing possible life in prison after allegedly shooting a woman on Thomas Street Sunday. Willie Bryant, 33, was arraigned at the 61st District Court via video Tuesday, charged with attempted murder in the shooting of shooting Annette Vaught in the 900 block of Thomas. He’s being charged as a 4th time offender with previous drug and larceny charges. His father, Willie Bryant Sr. apologized […]

  • Bee swarm season is here, but experts say, ‘Don’t kill them’

    COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Honey bee swarm season has begun for West Michigan, and even though they can be a nuisance for homeowners local bee keepers are asking you to call them before you decide to exterminate them. In 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder put a big dent in the Honey Bee population, where bees started disappearing from their hives due to parasites. Their decline damaged local agriculture and even hurt the world economy. However, the species has made a comeback thanks […]

  • Students become the doctors at Spectrum Health’s first outreach program

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health opened their doors to 25 West Ottawa high school students to work alongside medical professionals while training hands-on with state of the art medical equipment Monday. Students practiced CPR, learned how to stitch an open wound, conducted ultra sounds and administered catheters in the Jacob and Lois Mol Cardiovascular Simulation Center, where doctors are hoping to get high schoolers excited about medicine in the hospital’s first-ever outreach program. Dr. Robert Cuff, Director of the […]