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.
Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks 2020 are Canceled
Another big summer event in West Michigan has been canceled due to COVID-19.
GRPD Sets Up Portal to Submit Photos, Videos From Riot
Anyone with information about criminal activity downtown Grand Rapids Saturday night can share pictures and video directly with GRPD through an online portal.
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.
South Haven Cancels July Fireworks Due to High Water Levels
The thousands that head to South Haven for Independence Day fireworks will have to find somewhere else to go this summer.
Michigan is Second Sickest State in the U.S.
Michigan is sick. And not, in like, the good way.
U.S. Raises Legal Age to Buy Cigarettes, Vape Products to 21
President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that will prohibit the sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vape products to anyone under 21.
Woman Hit, Killed in Wyoming Costco Parking Lot
Police are investigating a crash in the Wyoming Costco parking lot in which a 72-year-old woman was killed.
All Eggs Sold in Michigan Will Be Cage-Free by Dec. 2024
A bill was signed into law this week requiring all eggs sold in the state of Michigan to come from hens raised in cage-free environments by December 2024.
Walgreens to Close 200 Stores Nationwide
Will you have to find a different place to grab those essential items like cat food, toothpaste, or detergent, along with your prescriptions?
Lansing Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Teen
14-year-old Brianna Rose Reyna was reported missing/runaway on May 22, 2019.