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. 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. I have seven children and thirteen 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.
Want to Help Set a World Record? Come do Jumping Jacks!
The Big Give group has announced that they are going to try to break a Guinness World Record and raise money at the same time by trying to break the record of having the largest group of people ever assembled do JUMPING JACKS!
Is There Really a Narcan Vending Machine in Grand Rapids?
Opioid overdose is a community health epidemic – both prescription medications and heroin, and it's here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan just as much as it is across the country.
Oliver Would Make an Adorable Addition to Your Family
Meet Oliver! This adorable goofball loves to play-be it toys, balls, sticks, you name it-he's down for it all!
Daryl Hall Coming to Grand Rapids with Todd Rundgren
Daryl Hall, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has decided he should be hitting the solo road again, and he's doing it in a big way bringing Todd Rundgren with him.
How Did The Blue Bridge Become an Iconic Piece of Downtown Grand Rapids?
The Blue Bridge is a beautiful walk, day or night, across the Grand River with many events held on the iconic structure every year. But, how did we get here? The bridge didn't just suddenly fall from the sky, plop into our community. The Blue Bridge has a long history.
Towne Club Pop Is a Great Michigan Memory. Is It Still Around?
Do you remember going to the Towne Club Pop Centers to buy a case of Pop?
Professional Soccer is Coming Back to Grand Rapids
A new indoor professional soccer team is coming to Grand Rapids.
Chloe May Be the Perfect Cat For You and Your Family
Meet Chloe, our Pet of the Week! This pretty lady is as sweet and gentle as a lamb, and looking for a quiet, loving home to call her own.
Grand Rapids Ranked One of Top 4 Cities to Start Tech Career
Business and government leaders have been quietly pushing forward to grow our tech industry. And that push, or growth, has been recognized by the popular finance news website Yahoo Finance.
Why Were Those Black Helicopters Flying Around Grand Rapids This Weekend?
There were reports about some strange black helicopters flying around the Rockford and Grand Rapids area this weekend. Should we be concerned or scared?
Remember “Hi, I’m Tom Fox” Commercials? Tom Fox Passes Away at 95
Grand Rapids lost a diamond institution as Tom Fox dies at 95.
Can I Get the New COVID Booster in West Michigan? Yes You Can!
It's been nearly a two and a half year battle with COVID, and more than a year and half since the vaccine was available. Now, a new booster is available.