In Grand Rapids, WXMI Names New Morning Co-Anchor

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Grand Rapids Press

Mike Avery
is the new morning news co-anchor at WXMI-TV (Channel 17) weekdays, with Sarah Brodhead, meteorologist Jon Shaner and traffic anchor Robb Westaby.

Avery has co-anchored the Fox 17 Morning News on an interim basis since November. He joined WXMI in June 2005 as co-anchor for the weekend edition of Fox 17 News at 10.


Avery came to Grand Rapids from Savannah, Ga., where he worked as a reporter.

“Mike has been a versatile and valued staff member here at Fox 17 for nearly five years,” news director Tim Dye said in a statement. More…