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.
FDA Issues Warning to Jimmy Johns for Food Safety Violations
The US Food and Drug Administration has posted a warning letter issued to Jimmy Johns on February 21, saying certain vegetables the sandwich chain served have been implicated in outbreaks of E. coli and Salmonella.
SNL’s Colin Jost Coming to Grand Rapids in May
Comedian Colin Jost is making a stop at 20 Monroe Live May 28th.
Bernie Sanders Opens Campaign Office In Grand Rapids
Just weeks before the Democratic Primary, Sanders is opening a campaign office here in GR as well as four more throughout the state.
Michigan DNR Hiring for 70 Summer Jobs
Ever wanted to work with the DNR? Now is a great time to apply!
Metro Cruise Expanding with Second Event Location in 2020
For the last 10 years, Rogers Plaza has been home to the Metro Cruise in Grand Rapids, but now a new stop has been added to the list.
New Entertainment Park Opens in Grand Rapids
Launch Family Entertainment Park has an American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, trampolines, basketball hoops, laser tag, arcade games, and coming soon -- an XP Arena.
Grand Rapids Brewery, Taproom to Open This Friday
A Grandville Brewery is opening a new location with a taproom on South Division Avenue in Grand Rapids. The grand opening opening celebration is this Friday February 21 through the 23rd.
Mini Service Horse Takes First Flight from Grand Rapids Airport
Passengers on a flight out of Grand Rapids saw something unusual recently: A mini service horse named Freckle Butt Fred making his first trip on an airplane.
6 Dogs Thrown From Vehicle, 1 Survives in Allegan County
Police are searching for a couple who allegedly through six chihuahuas from a moving minivan near Shelbyville in Allegan County.
Mike Pence Is Coming To Michigan This Month
Mike Pence will make stops in Lansing and Troy February 25.
Def Leppard and ZZ Top Coming to Grand Rapids
Rock and Roll icons Def Leppard and ZZ Top have announced a fall U.S.tour, with a stop in Grand Rapids. They're bringing their 20/20 Vision tour to Van Andel Arena October 9, 2020.
Amazon Hiring More Than 1K at Gaines Township Fulfillment Center
Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Amazon is looking fill more than 1,000 full-time positions at their Gaines Township Fulfillment Center.