I grew up in South Haven. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore! I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College and study theater. Eventually I changed my major to another passion of mine- media. I was lucky enough to nab a position as an intern at Townsquare Media. About 10 years later I’ve had the pleasure of working in many positions, and I love that I get to spend every week day 10-3 talking with you on GRD! The Liquid Lunch is one of my favorite parts of the day! I’m getting married in September! My fiancé Charlie and I laugh together every single day, and he puts up with all of my nonsense—which is not a small amount of nonsense… I may have a slight problem with watching too much TV: Anything on Investigation Discovery, House of Cards, Chelsea Handler's Show, Chopped, Real Housewives, documentaries on Netflix… I could go on. Other things I love: My own rude and feisty orange cat (Money Bags! Yes, that's his real name!), the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, ‘90s alternative rock, people watching, drinking on patios, and most of all -- my dear, dear family.
Need a Job? Postal Service Looking to Hire More Than 500 People
If you or someone you know is looking for a new gig, the United States Postal Service is looking to fill more than 500 positions!
Veggie Trays Recalled Due to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak
Eat any veggie trays over Father's Day weekend? You might want to look into this.
Jeffrey Willis Sentenced to Life For the Kidnapping & Murder of Jessica Heeringa
Heeringa was abducted from the Exxon station where she worked in Norton Shores in 2013. Willis has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her kidnapping and murder.
2 Motorcyclists Injured in Kalamazoo County Hit-and-Run Crash
Michigan State Police are asking for the public's help following a hit-and-run accident in Schoolcraft Township Friday night.
New Grocery Store Coming to NE Grand Rapids
Shoppers on Grand Rapids' northeast side will have a new grocery store option this fall.
Michigan College Ranked Among 20 Top Party Schools in U.S.
Well, Sparty does rhyme with "party"...
Grand Rapids City Pools and Splash Pads Open Friday
Looking for a way to cool down this weekend? The Grand Rapids city pools and water playgrounds are now open!
‘Stud Muffin’ Wanted for Stealing Tips from Grand Rapids Buffalo Wild Wings
Recognize this "stud muffin"? GRPD say he stole money from a tip jar at the Celebration Cinema North Buffalo Wild Wings last week.
Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket in Ionia Unclaimed For Months
Did you buy a Powerball ticket in Ionia? May want to check those pockets!
Grand Rapids Ranked Best City in Michigan for a Staycation
Good news for those of us who are dying for a vacay, but might not have the cash to get outta town... There's so much to do here, we don't have to!
Health Department Says Don’t Eat the Foam on the Rogue River
The Kent County Health Department warns that swallowing the foam could pose a human health risk.
5 Michigan Beers Ranked Among Top 101 in U.S.
With all the honors Michigan rakes in for its craft beer and breweries, it's not a surprise that some Michigan brews would make The Daily Meal's list of the Top 101 beers in America. Here are the five that made the cut.