I grew up in West Michigan, attending Belding High School. I attended Central Michigan University with a major in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. I worked for a year at WSYM in Lansing and joined FOX 17 in August of 2006 with the addition of the FOX 17 morning news.
I currently live in Greenville with my wife Kara and sons Carter and Easton. I enjoy covering sports in West Michigan, especially at the high school level.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.

Recent Articles
  • Matthews’ big night propels Michigan past Montana in NCAA tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Charles Matthews scored 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting as no. 2 seed Michigan easily beat no. 15 Montana Thursday night 74-55 in the west region. For Matthews, who missed some time due to an injured ankle, it was his highest point output since February 12th.  The redshirt junior also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game. “It feels great” Matthews told Dana Jacobson of Turner Sports after the game.  “I had never really been injured […]

  • Winston leads Spartans past Bradley

    DES MOINES, Iowa — When the Spartans needed him most, Cassius Winston delivered. “I just want to do anything to help my team win” Winston said after his teams 76-65 win over Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament.  “Anything we’re lacking i try to do as much as i can, we don’t have the weight of the world in our shoulders, in that moment it’s just basketball, it’s team versus team and we don’t get caught up […]

  • Father-son from Caledonia pulling for Michigan in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dan Broekhuizen and his son Josh, of Caledonia, decided to make the trip to Iowa to watch their Wolverines in the big dance. “It’s his spring break so we were sitting around at home figuring if they were in Columbus, we were going to go to Columbus?” Dan said.  “We figured Des Moines wasn’t much further so we said hey why not let’s hop in the car and go have a weekend together.” “It’s so cool […]

  • OT win sends Pewamo-Westphalia to state title game

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Pewamo-Westphalia scored first in overtime and never relinquished the lead on its way to 37-33 win over Arbor Prep in a division three state semifinal game Thursday at Calvin College. The win sends the Pirates (26-1) to Saturday’s 4 p.m. state championship game against Flint Hamady (21-5). “Oh my gosh it means the absolute world” junior point guard Ellie Droste, who scored 15 points, said.   “We’ve been so close every single year that I have been […]

  • Spartan fans make the trip to Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A lot of Michigan State fans are in Iowa to watch their team in the NCAA tournament, but Bradley has traveled well, too since it’s just a four hour drive from Peoria, Illinois. FOX 17 caught up with some fans as they made their way into the arena Thursday and two really stood out. We often think of a house divided being between Michigan and Michigan State fans but yes, there’s a such thing as a […]

  • Grand Rapids to the big dance: Xavier Tillman and Marcus Bingham

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Xavier Tillman and Marcus Bingham Jr. are two of the best players to come out of Grand Rapids in a while, and now they’re together at Michigan State experiencing the big stage of the NCAA tournament. As the team practiced Wednesday in preparation for the first round of the NCAA tournament against Bradley, Tillman recalled some of their memories playing against each other in high school. “I played against him my junior year,” Tillman said. “That […]

  • Resilience, chemistry lead MSU to No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It hasn’t always been easy for the Michigan State basketball team this season. The Spartans have dealt with and continue to deal with key injuries, yet on the eve of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Michigan State (28-6) feels like it has a team that can make a run to the Final Four. “Our stars are in roles, our stars don’t have egos and i think we’re a pretty connected team,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo […]

  • Michigan moving on from Sunday’s loss, ready for tournament opener

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s only been a few days since Michigan lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, but the Wolverines know the page needs to be turned. “You got 24 hours to feel sorry for yourself including the coaches we have to move on,” Michigan head coach John Beilein said. “We played a great game, we were not as efficient as we needed to be and Michigan State played a great game, but it’s […]

  • Belding hires Monty Price as football coach

    BELDING, Mich. — Belding announced Monty Price as its new football coach Wednesday morning at the high school, as the former Reed City coach met with his new players. “Being from Edmore and growing up following and watching the tradition of Belding, it’s always been a dream to be a part of this community and this program,” Price said.  “I also have family that lives in Belding, nieces and nephews went to school here.” Price said the Belding position has […]

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