Mike has been an anchor with FOX 17 Morning News since 2010. He joined the station as a weekend anchor for the 10pm show in 2005. Prior to his move to West Michigan, Mike anchored the news in Savannah, Georgia. He’s also had stints in Maine, Louisiana and Ohio. Mike has been honored for his work over the years including an AP award for ‘Continuing Coverage of the Kalamazoo Flood’ in 2008. He also picked up an AP ‘Best Sportscast’ award in Louisiana in 1998. Mike is a 1992 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. While at Ohio State, Mike was a 4 year letterman for the Buckeyes on the Lacrosse team. He finished his career as the 5th all-time leading scorer. Mike grew up in Syracuse, New York. He currently lives in Grandville with his wife and two kids.

Recent Articles
  • 24-hour Murph Challenge raises money for Veterans

    WYOMING, Mich. — A West Michigan business owner and Army Veteran is on a mission to raise money for other Veterans. Sam Parker, owner of CrossFit Grand Rapids is finishing up his 24-hour Murph Challenge on Wednesday. Each year, the gym completes the Murph work out on Memorial Day to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in June 2005. The Murph work out consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats […]

  • MI Turkey Producers hosting Veteran Job Fair

  • New United Parent Program to debut in Muskegon

  • A Preview of the GR.1K

  • Preview of the Women-Owned Artisan Vendor Market

  • ‘Click it or ticket’ campaign kicks off across Michigan

    MICHIGAN — Thursday marks the start of the ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign across Michigan, which involves multiple police and sheriff agencies. For the next two weeks. police agencies around the state will be looking out for violators. Michigan State Police says October is the second deadliest month in Michigan when it comes to car crashes, with nearly 200 unbuckled passengers killed last year. “We’re going to be enforcing any violations of Michigan seat belt law over the next couple of […]

  • Additional counselors making a difference at West Ottawa schools

    HOLLAND, Mich. –An estimated 1 in 4 students has probably experienced some form of trauma. Now a West Michigan school district is doing its part to offer resources to them right inside their school. “It might be they just had a fight with their family members or loved ones, partners or their friends.  and obviously these things impact them and their ability to focus in school”, said Danielle Barnes, Wellness Coach at West Ottawa High School. Students at West Ottawa […]

  • New MHSAA requirement ensures mental health training for coaches

    WEST MICHIGAN — Coaches from all sports across the state of Michigan will have a new weapon in their arsenal to help their student-athletes be successful not only on the field, but especially off of it. It’s the result of a new collaboration with the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan. With the help of some of the biggest names in Michigan college sports, the high school athletic association is tackling mental health, […]

  • GR Urban League working to educate teens on vaping dangers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More than 3 million middle and high school students use e-cigarettes which is why the FDA is now calling it an epidemic. So as you parents prepare to send your kids back to class, we went to the experts to see exactly how dangerous vaping could be plus what parents should be watching for with their kids. “There`s a huge conversation with kids vaping in school and teachers, educators not knowing what they are doing so […]

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