Larry anchors and produces the weekend evening newscasts, co-anchors Football Frenzy on Friday nights during the high school season, and is a sports reporter and photographer.
Larry came to West Michigan in January 1996, and joined WOOD TV8 in September 2000 after being a sports anchor at WZZM in Grand Rapids. Hired to be the host of Positively Michigan, he returned to sports full-time in March 2003, and co-anchored 24 Hour News 8's Sports Overtime. He returned to the news department in August 2006.
Since 2000, Larry has been the radio network color commentator/analyst for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the top minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. He's also been a commentator for Griffins television broadcasts.
A Central Michigan University graduate, Larry is a seven-time winner of the Associated Press "Best Sportscast" award, and a two-time winner for the Associated Press "Best Sports Feature" award. He's shared the AP "Best Live Sports Radio" award with Griffins play-by-play announcer Bob Kaser.
A native Detroiter, Larry worked in Springfield, Missouri as a sports anchor/reporter, in Cadillac/Traverse City as a sports director/anchor and as a news director in Alpena.
He lives in the Grand Rapids area with his wife and two daughters.
On Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans will be taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes for the Big Ten College Football title. On Friday, fans began gathering in Indianapolis for the big game.
Two Kalamazoo men are in jail after Kalamazoo officers found them with money stolen from Sunny Mart Friday afternoon.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.