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
  • 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 […]

  • Local students spend summer at Civil Air Patrol in Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Mich. — What may look like high schoolers on a hike through the woods, is actually a military exercise. It is definitely intense. It’s hard work. “Kinda what’d I get myself in to kind of work but afterwords it’s a very rewarding experience,” said Jenna Minyard, Senior Master Sargent Civil Air Patrol. The Civil Air Patrol is a non-combat volunteer branch of the Air force. One of the missions is emergency services which is what we’re training for here. Disaster relief, search and […]

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday- Humane Society of West Michigan

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Kona & Prim

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Cooper

  • Officer survives heart attack, urges others to get checked

    WYOMING, Mich. –  Adam Bartone has been a police officer in West Michigan for more than 25 years, helping and protecting the community. But on November 5, 2018, he was the one that needed help. “I simply walked down the stairs and about halfway down, I felt this crushing pain in my chest,” Bartone told FOX 17. “And by the time I got to the bottom, it was almost unbearable. The crushing pain was so compelling that I put my […]

  • Great Valentine`s Day ideas with West Mi. Tourist Assoc.

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Tramp

    Tramp is available for adoption at the Humane Society of West Michigan. He’s a 10-month old Terrier mix.  

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