Joe LaFurgey joined WOOD TV as a reporter in 1990. Over the past 22 years, Joe has carved a reputation as a tenacious and talented reporter and writer.
Joe's career began as a newspaper reporter with the Genesee County Herald in 1982 while he was in college. After he earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Central Michigan University, Joe turned to television in his hometown of Flint. He moved on to WILX in Lansing in 1988 immediately before coming to Grand Rapids.
Over the years, his peers have saluted Joe. He's received numerous awards from the Michigan Associated Press in a number of different categories.
Joe, his wife and kids live in the Grand Rapids area.
The extravaganza was Dec. 11, 2013 in downtown Grand Rapids.
Gary Rolls Jr. has announced he'll resign from the Kent County Board of Commissioners, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
A fire damaged three garages and some homes in a Grand Haven neighborhood early Thursday morning.