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.
Car Hit by Bullet on I-96 Near Cascade Road
Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday on I-96 near Cascade Road.
Man Shot in Neck in Drive-By at 28th Street and East Beltline [VIDEO]
Police are investigating a drive-by shooting early Sunday in Kentwood that has left one person injured.
Grand Rapids out of the Running for Amazon’s 2nd HQ Location [VIDEO]
Amazon has released the top 20 finalist cities for their new headquarters... and GR didn't make the cut.
100th Street Overpass Over US-131 Closed for Months
MDOT says the it could take more than six months to repair the bridge.
GRPD Investigating if Recent Macatawa Bank Robberies are Connected
Police are investigating after two Grand Rapids' area Macatawa Banks were robbed within days of each other.
Man Sinks Truck in Muskegon Lake Trying to Drive Across Ice [VIDEO]
He attempted to drive on Muskegon Lake from 2nd Street in North Muskegon to the Muskegon Conservation Club... but he didn't make it.
Macatawa Bank Robbed in Northeast Grand Rapids
GRPD are investigating after Macatawa Bank on Knapp St. NE was robbed Saturday, Jan. 13.
Late Night Raid at Michigan Mosque Story is Fake
If you see a story in your newsfeed about a "joint task force" raid at a Dearborn mosque that resulted in 11 arrests of ISIS terrorists and the recovery of 40 suicide vests, don't fall for it.
Soaring Eagle Casino Looking to Hire 120 People
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is holding a job fair January 17, and will interview and offer positions on the spot.
Michigan Animal Control Officers to Sleep Outside in Dog Houses [VIDEO]
Are these 3 animal control officers from Saginaw in in the dog house? Well, they're not in any kind of trouble... but they will be literally sleeping outside in dog houses this weekend, for a good cause.
Attempted Murder-Suicide Closes I-96 Near Lowell [VIDEO]
Police are investigating a shooting that left two dead and one injured on Eastbound I-96 in Ionia County Saturday night.
104 Year Old GR Woman Says Diet Coke is Key to Long Life [VIDEO]
What's the secret to longevity? A 104-year-old Grand Rapids woman swears by potato salad and Diet Coke.