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: 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.
Blood Shortage in Michigan Due to Flooding, COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic along with historic flooding has caused a dire need for blood donations in Michigan.
Pizza Hut Giving Away 500,000 Pizzas to Graduating Seniors
Pizza Hut has partnered with America's dairy farmers to give away half a million pizzas to 2020 high school graduates.
Michigan Man Tried to Hide Stolen Puppy in his Pants After Car Crash
This puppy is adorable and luckily seems to be just fine after spending time in a thief's pants.
Frederik Meijer Gardens Cancels Summer Concert Series
Frederik Meijer Gardens announced that their summer concert series, which runs June through September each year, has been canceled due to the conoravirus pandemic.
REPORT: Charley’s Crab Downtown Grand Rapids is Permanently Closed
A Grand Rapids institution, upscale seafood restaurant Charley's Crab, has shut its doors for good.
Mackinac Island Will Not Open For Memorial Day Weekend
Mackinac Island city officials, citing health and safety concerns, have decided to stick to their plan of opening gradually starting May 29.
New Pasta Pop-Up Opens for Takeout and Delivery in Grand Rapids
Pasta Pronto is operating out of New Hotel Mertens and offers fresh-made Italian food for take out and delivery.
Standoff with Police Ends Peacefully in Northeast Grand Rapids
GRPD Tweeted they were on the scene of a "critical incident" in the area of Plainfield Avenue NE and Caledonia Street NE in the Creston Heights neighborhood.
President Trump to Tour Michigan Ford Plant, Contradicting Governor’s Order
President Trump will make a stop at the Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti on Thursday.
JCPenney To Close 242 Stores as Part of Bankruptcy Plan
JCPenney has announced it will permanently close almost 30 percent of its 846 stores as part of its restructuring.
These are the Roads in Kent County Closed Due to Flooding
Heavy rainfall has resulted in significant flooding for parts of Kent County causing numerous road closures.
Look Inside Matthew Stafford’s $6.5 Million Waterfront Home for Sale
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's stunning Bloomfield Township waterfront home, complete with infinity pool and basketball court, is on the market for $6.5 million.