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.
West MI School Principal Dresses as Darth Vader for Star Wars Day
May the 4th be with you, indeed! A principal at a West Michigan elementary school REALLY went all out for Star Wars Day.
GR Ice Cream Shop Serving up Baby Yoda Flurry for Star Wars Day
May the fourth be with you!
Two Injured in Two Separate Early Morning Shootings in SE GR
Two people were injured in two separate shootings on Grand Rapids southeast side early Monday.
Michael Moore Says Michigan Film Festival Canceled Due to COVID
For the second year in a row, the Traverse City Film Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19.
Looking for a Job? The State of Michigan is Hiring
The State of Michigan is looking to fill more than 460 positions.
New Bar and Live Music Venue Opens on GR’s West Side
We have a new option for enjoying drinks with friends and live music on the west side of Grand Rapids!
Collecting Unemployment? You’ll Soon Have to Prove Work Searches
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work search requirement to receive unemployment has been waived in the state of Michigan. That is about to change.
Homicide of West Michigan’s Renee Pagel to be Featured on Oxygen
The 2006 murder of Renee Pagel, a 41-year-old mother of three, shook the West Michigan Community.
Help Take Care of MI’s Natural Resources – Volunteer with the DNR
If you've been looking for ways to help preserve Michigan's natural resources, the DNR is looking for volunteers.
Another West Michigan Pizza Joint Permanently Closes
After five years in business, a West Michigan pizza place is shutting its doors for good.
Outdoor Boutique Market Happening in GR This Week
You can get support local businesses at a fun outdoor shopping event in Grand Rapids this week.