Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where I met my wife Kathy. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. My wife Kathy and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
These Long-Lost Siblings Found Each Other in Rockford
'I am your sister,' she said to Phillip, who never knew he had a sister.
Brandy is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Displaced from Florida by Hurricane Irma, Brandy need a good, loving home.
Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham Coming to Van Andel Arena
Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut are bringing Jeff Dunham to Van Andel Arena
A Walk and Block Party for Gilda’s Club This Saturday
You can walk and party for Gilda's Club this Saturday
Get Inside Your Head at the Public Museum
Exciting new exhibit opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Good Old Days of North Kent Mall and Its Grand Opening [Video]
Here's a real "blast from the past," with film from the grand opening of North Kent Mall in 1971. Who's doing the ribbon cutting? Our own Congressman Jerry Ford.
Grand Rapids Symphony Opens Their New Season This Weekend
Grand Rapids Symphony opens new season with a bang!
Eve Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday
Meet Eve, a 2 1/2-year old retriever/lab mix who needs a great home. She came to the Humane Society from Mississippi, and has just been with them about a week.
New, Tougher Security at Van Andel Arena
Safety and security are number one at Van Andel Arena.
The Calendar Girls are on Stage at Civic Theatre
Civic Theatre opens new season with laughter-tears, tragedy- hope, and the power of female friendship.
What’s up With The Corner Bar in Rockford
Rockford's Corner Bar may re-open next summer
Big Bird and Elmo Coming to Public Museum Chaffee Planetarium
Big Bird and Elmo are coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium