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.
Michigan Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.25 in January
If you're a minimum wage worker in Michigan, you'll be getting a raise January 1, 2018.
Grand Rapids Distillery Being Sued for Using the Word ‘Breakfast’
A distillery in Grand Rapids is being taken sued over the name of its whiskey.
Founders Brewing Co. Opens Taproom in Detroit Next Week
The east side of the state is getting a Founders of its own.
GRDP Asks for Help Identifying Package Thief
Do you recognize this man? Police say he was caught Monday morning stealing a package off a porch on Kalamazoo Ave. SE.
Man Rescued from Grand River Downtown Grand Rapids
Around 8:30 Monday morning, a man was pulled from the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.
Travel Channel Coming to Grand Rapids’ Beltline Bar
Next week the Travel Channel is coming to check out the Betline Bar on 28th Street!
Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar Wipes Out First Skate at Little Caesars Arena [VIDEO]
Red Wings' forward Tomas Tatar's first time on the ice at Little Caesars Arena didn't go so hot...
Michigan Ranked 11th Best State for Food in America
What state has the best food in the U.S.? According to this list, it's not Michigan. But we're not the worst, either...
New Restaurant Coming to Belknap Lookout in 2018
Signs up at the Gateway at Belknap Apartment Complex announce a new restaurant coming next year.
Police Investigate Shots Fired at a Home in Southwest GR [VIDEO]
Shots were fired at a home on Van Raalte Dr. SW around 9 p.m. Friday.
Suspect Wanted for Using Fake $100 Bill at Alpine Store
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of passing a counterfeit $100 bill at a store on Alpine Avenue.
Holland Recycling Center Destroyed by Fire [VIDEO]
Fire crews say a recycling center in Holland is a loss following a fire Tuesday, Nov. 7.