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.
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.
West Michigan Cookie Maker to Appear on Food Network
A custom cookier from Caledonia is going to be showing off her skills on the Food Network this Sunday.
Pet Foster Families Needed During Allegan Co. Shelter Repairs
More than 100 animals will need foster homes as the Allegan County Animal Shelter undergoes repairs beginning Jan. 19.
Whitmer Sends Senator Bat Cake After He Calls Her ‘Bat**** Crazy’
State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Jackson, got a surprise for his 65th birthday from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Police Search for Missing Newaygo County Woman
Police are asking for the public's help finding 40-year-old Shanna Kuiper of Newaygo County who has been missing since Monday.
Giant Concrete Circles Emerging from Michigan’s Coastline
The structures were put in place in the 1930s and were last seen in 1986, due to beach erosion.
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.
MI Cop Pulls Over Banana Car, Gives $20 Instead of Ticket
A Michigan State Trooper is getting attention after he pulled over a 15-foot banana car, and instead of ticketing the driver, gave him $20.
Man Shot, Killed by Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy in Caledonia
Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Gaines Township early Sunday in which a man was killed.
GVSU Student Senate Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance
After voting last week to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from their internal operating agenda, the Grand Valley State University Student Senate has reversed that decision.