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
  • Justin DeGraaf is adjusting to a new team and school

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Justin DeGraaf is playing in the Brawl for the Ball tournament this weekend with his Grand Rapids Storm UA Rise team. “Excited to get back out on the court with my guys” DeGraaf said.  “Played well down in Atlanta and excited to resume that kind of play back in Grand Rapids.” After living in Hudsonville through 6th grade, DeGraaf has spent the last five years in Greenwood, Indiana (just south of Indianapolis), playing at Center Grove […]

  • Kent City has best fundraising 7-on-7 tournament for the GR Veterans Home

    KENT CITY, Mich — The annual Kent City 7-on-7 football tournament that raises money for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans had it’s most successful event to date on Friday. “It was a great day for us” Kent City coach Bill Crane said.  “We had a very good crowd and sold lots of items at the concession stands and t-shirts and it definitely was the most money that we have raised to date for this event for the Grand Rapids […]

  • Ask an Athlete – Samuel Biek

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Football Club defender Samuel Biek joins us for this week’s Ask an Athlete to discuss household chores, his native Germany, and more.

  • Grand Rapids Storm look to continue strong season at Brawl for the Ball

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Storm AAU basketball team will host its annual Brawl for the Ball tournament this weekend. NCAA Division I coaches cannot attend due to new NCAA rules, but plenty of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, and junior college coaches will be in attendance. The field for the tournament has actually grown. “This year’s field is bigger and better than ever,” Storm director Jason Martin said. “I think people really enjoy coming to […]

  • Jack Kenley is the latest high draft pick to join the Whitecaps

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich — Tigers 8th round pick Jack Kenley was called up to the Whitecaps over the weekend from Connecticut. The left-hand hitting infielder is making his third stop since being drafted after starting in the Gulf Coast League and going 3-for-4 with a home run in his debut in Lakeland. “Getting out there and getting to scrap with a bunch of people that you don’t hardly know but are going through the same sort of things, everyone is […]

  • Ask an Athlete – Noah Hecht

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Portage Northern grad and Kalamazoo College sophomore Noah Hecht joined Zach Harig for Ask an Athlete to discuss the great spring for his old high school, his summer playing with the Muskegon Clippers, and more.

  • Competitors, near and far, love coming to Grand Rapids for Midwest Wheelchair Championship

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Athletes from all over the world are in Grand Rapids this week to take part in the Midwest Wheelchair Championship. “They really try to make the tournament fun and enjoyable,” men’s quad open division top seed Rob Shaw said.  “A lot of tournaments are more structured and want you to play at 7 in the morning and a lot more strict. Here they allow you to have more time in the morning to relax, get to […]

  • Nick Quintana brings history of production to the Tigers organization

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich — It has been a hectic month for Whitecaps 3rd baseman Nick Quintana since being drafted in the 2nd round by the Tigers four weeks ago. “Flying into Florida we were there for a week” Quintana said, “packing again flying to Lake County to meet them on the road and then driving back here and staying at a hotel for two nights before we could figure out where we were going to be staying for the rest […]

  • Ask an Athlete – Ping-Chun Ho

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich — From Taiwan to Battle Creek, Bombers pitcher Ping-Chun Ho joins Zach Harig for the latest installment of Ask an Athlete.

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