Zach grew up locally near Dorr in Allegan County and is proud to be a graduate of Hopkins High School. In fact, Zach helped the FOX 17 sports team for a two years during his high school days and became a freelance sports cameraman for the station at the age of 18. After high school, he attended the University of Toledo in Ohio graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communication. Zach has returned to FOX 17 after four years with the Buckeye Cable Sports Network in Toledo in which he was mainly a reporter and producer. In his free time, Zach enjoys time with family and friends, attending or watching sports, especially the Lions, Red Wings, Griffins, Tigers, Whitecaps and Pistons and also likes to spend time outdoors.

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