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 just got married in September. My husband (that's still a little weird to say, haha!) 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, Chopped, Real Housewives, documentaries on Netflix… I could go on. Other things I love: 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.
Celebrate Fall with the Family at Kids’ Food Basket’s First Ever Fall Festival
Kids' Food Basket, a local nonprofit that provides nourishing meals to children in need in West Michigan, is inviting the public to their farm for their first ever Fall Festival!
West Michigan High School Student Dies From COVID-19
A high school student in Van Buren County has died from COVID-19, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department confirmed on Friday, September 24.
DNR Euthanizes 500-Pound Black Bear Roaming Traverse City Neighborhoods
The Michigan DNR has euthanized a 500-pound black bear who had been roaming residential areas of Traverse City for months.
Do You Live In One of the 25 Michigan Towns Where Your Stuff Is Most Likely To Be Stolen?
Cars get stolen, purses get snatched - these things can happen anywhere - but, when it comes to theft, there are some cities and towns in Michigan where it occurs more often.
Endangered Man Missing from Adult Foster Care May Be Downtown Grand Rapids
39-year-old Christopher Hurless was last seen September 12th, 2021, at an adult foster care center in Gaines Township.
Life-size Dinosaur Exhibit ‘Zoorassic Park’ Opens at Binder Park Zoo This Week
Want to walk among the dinosaurs? Head to Binder Park Zoo, where the new "Zoorassic Park" opens to the public Thursday, September 23.
Ex-Kalamazoo Police Chief Resigns as GRPD Chief of Staff After 3 Months
After three months as the Grand Rapids Police Department Chief of Staff, former Kalamazoo Police Chief, Karianne Thomas, has resigned.
Two New Gourmet Hot Dog and Burger Restaurants Coming to West MI
Dog Haus, which serves gourmet hot dogs, sausages, and burgers is expanding to West Michigan.
West MI School Cracking Down on ‘Devious Licks’ TikTok Challenge Participants
It's a viral TikTok challenge (well it was anyway, before TikTok banned it and removed all the videos) - and one West Michigan school is fed up with students doing it.
New Movie Studio Opens in Downtown Grand Rapids
There is a new space for creatives to make videos, films, and photos projects in downtown Grand Rapids.
GR Brewery Donating Half of Food Sales to Autism Support in West MI on Sept. 27
Coming up soon, you can help support a great cause and get some delicious food from a Grand Rapids restaurant and brewery.