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.
Gov. Whitmer Activates Michigan State of Emergency Operations Center Due to Winter Storm
With a blizzard warning in effect and a powerful winter storm moving through Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has activated the State Emergency Operations Center as of 1 p.m. Friday.
Michigan Police Hand Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets for Thanksgiving
Well this would be a nice surprise. Imagine instead of getting a speeding ticket getting a Thanksgiving turkey!
West Michigan Brewery and Restaurant Permanently Closing
After nearly a decade in business, a Grandville brewery and restaurant is shutting its doors for good.
UPDATE: Illness Killing Dogs in Northern Michigan Identified as Canine Parvovirus
Results from the additional testing facilitated by the MDARD and completed by the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL) have revealed the illness impacting dogs in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula to be canine parvovirus.
First Ever ‘Local Spins’ Music Festival Celebrating Michigan Bands Kicks Off Next Week
The West Michigan-centric music website Local Spins is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a weeklong festival highlighting Mitten State musicians.
NFL Legend, Iconic Sportscaster John Madden Dies at 85
One of the most influential people in the world of football has passed away.
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.
Michigan University Says These Words Should be ‘Banished’ in 2021
We're ALL ready to say goodbye to 2020, right? Are there any words or phrases you'd like to see disappear along with this dumpster fire of a year... like, I dunno, maybe "dumpster fire"?
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Up for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year
Each year, TIME Magazine names the person (or people) who had the most influence over the previous 12 months.
Live in This Historic Michigan Train Station For $324K [PHOTOS]
Got a thing for trains or unique homes in general? You can live in a restored, historic train station in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
Meijer to Limit Some Alcohol Sales During Holidays
Heads-up if you're looking to load up on booze this holiday season, Meijer is limiting how much you can buy.
Joe Biden to Visit Michigan Next Week
Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will make a stop in the Mitten State Wednesday, Sept. 9.