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’m getting married in September! My fiancé 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, House of Cards, Chelsea Handler's Show, 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.
Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar Wipes Out First Skate at Little Caesars Arena [VIDEO]
Red Wings' forward Tomas Tatar's first time on the ice at Little Caesars Arena didn't go so hot...
Michigan Ranked 11th Best State for Food in America
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New Restaurant Coming to Belknap Lookout in 2018
Signs up at the Gateway at Belknap Apartment Complex announce a new restaurant coming next year.
Police Investigate Shots Fired at a Home in Southwest GR [VIDEO]
Shots were fired at a home on Van Raalte Dr. SW around 9 p.m. Friday.
Detroit Lions’ Marvin Jones Jr. Tries Out for American Idol [VIDEO]
Detroit Lions Marvin Jones Jr. is a many of many talents. On Wednesday, the wide receiver took his vocal talents to Nashville to try out for American Idol.
Suspect Wanted for Using Fake $100 Bill at Alpine Store
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man accused of passing a counterfeit $100 bill at a store on Alpine Avenue.
Holland Recycling Center Destroyed by Fire [VIDEO]
Fire crews say a recycling center in Holland is a loss following a fire Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Two of the Victims in the Texas Church Shooting Were From Northern Michigan
A gunman opened fire on Sunday in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing dozens. We' have learned that two of the victims were from northern Michigan.
Kent County to Participate in Roadside Drug Testing Pilot Program Starting Next Week
Michigan State Police are launching an oral fluid roadside drug testing pilot program in select counties November 8.
Michigan Activates Emergency Operation Center for Hepatitis A Outbreak [VIDEO]
Health officials are trying to stop the spread of Hepatitis A in Michigan.
Racist Graffiti Found on Grand Rapids Elementary School [VIDEO]
Police are investigating after racist graffiti was found on the side of Harrison Park Elementary school on Sunday.
Hunter Finds Human Remains in Allegan County
Police are investigating after human remains were found by a hunter in Otsego Township on Sunday.