After two decades on the radio in West Michigan, Robb became a traffic reporter in early 2006 and has been FOX 17’s roads scholar since 2008.

Born and raised in Southern California, he’s a Dodger fan. But he doesn’t surf and has never been in the movies. He did meet a few stars out there.

His first car was a 1966 Barracuda, but it sounds cooler than it was, due to dents provided by the previous owner.

As a driver, he adheres strictly do his ‘five-over’ rule: never drive more than five miles per hour over the speed limit.

Recent Articles
  • Passing lanes planned for M-57 between US-131 and Greenville

    COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Road projects usually aim to smooth out your ride, but a plan for M-57 aims to give you relief from slow traffic. The Michigan Department of Transportation is in the process of adding what’s called a passing relief lanes in a two-mile stretch of M-57 in Courtland Township. Safety is the main reason. Passing traffic on two-lane roads is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a driver can take. The relief comes when you’re stuck behind a slow-moving […]

  • I-96 sings, but it’s fading already

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As soon as eastbound I-96 opened in the construction zone where I-96, I-196, and the East Beltline meet, drivers reported hearing something strange. I-96 was singing. Or moaning. Whatever. As your tires passed over the new pavement between the new bridge and the East Beltline overpass, you could hear a weird kind of noise, which changed in pitch several times before going quiet. Nearly a week after the opening, the moaning or singing is already fading. […]

  • MDOT: All closures in I-196 interchange project are now scheduled to be open

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Anything that is closed in the interchange project at Interstate 96, I-196 and the East Beltline will be open by 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, according to the latest plan from the Michigan Department of Transportation. By 3 p.m. Friday, all lanes should be open at I-96 and Leonard Street, the ramp from Leonard to eastbound I-96 will open, and the ramp from the East Beltline to eastbound I-96 should be open. There will be some […]

  • When a $19 truck rental becomes a $58 rental

  • I-96 at Leonard Street opens Wednesday night; I-196 closes for a few days

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One freeway opens, another one closes. Life is complicated. The project to upgrade and realign the interchange at I-96, I-196, and the East Beltline is changing daily. Here is how and when the changes occur, in chronological order: Right now, the ramp is closed from East Beltline to eastbound I-96 from through Saturday, Nov. 9, at noon. Right now, the left lane is closed on westbound I-96 from the East Beltline to I-196 at Maryland Avenue through Thursday, Nov.7, […]

  • I-96 at Leonard Street to open soon, but more closures come first

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The project to upgrade and realign the interchange at I-96, I-196, and the East Beltline hits a major milestone soon: I-96 eastbound will be open by Nov. 8, says the Michigan Department of Transportation But before that happens, you will have to endure some more ramp and lane closures to accommodate paving and striping: Ramp closed from East Beltline to eastbound I-96 from Friday, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Nov. 9. (Map ⇓) Left lane closure on […]

  • Road project extensions mark the week in construction

    As the road construction season begins to wind down, several road projects this week were extended: Wealthy Street over US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids Eastbound lane closure extended until Friday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m. Westbound lane closure delayed to begin Monday, Nov. 4, ending Nov.9 Expect delays at the lights and occasional backups on the ramps from US-131. I-96 at Airline Road in Fruitport Eastbound lane closure extended to Nov. 22 Westbound lane closure instituted early, on Oct. 29, and finish date extended […]

  • The Halloween Games: Dangling Donuts

  • You can have a voice from FOX 17 Morning News on your Waze app!

    How would you like to have Floor Director Mike Davis give you directions while you drive? Or someone else from our FOX 17 Morning News team, including our anchors, meteorologists, news reporters, or traffic reporter? Waze makes it possible to record your own directions or download directions from others, so the FOX 17 Morning News crew have recorded driving directions for you. If you’re reading this through our app, each link below will take you to Waze and download our […]

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