Christa Ferguson

Christa Ferguson made West Michigan her home in 2007, a little more than a year after graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences with a degree in journalism. Since then, she’s held a variety of roles in Grand Rapids area newsrooms, producing newscasts and stories for dozens of websites.

When Fifth Third Ballpark was on fire, Christa was in the producer’s seat, overseeing hours of live coverage. She also enjoyed field producing shows centered around the opening of the J.W. Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids and John Ball Zoo’s Lions of Lake Manyara exhibit.

Christa joined the WOOD TV8 team in October 2015 as digital executive producer of, helping lead the digital team through a tumultuous 2016 that included a mass shooting in Kalamazoo, the deadly cycling tragedy nearby and a presidential election.  She took on a new role — digital reporter — in October 2019.

When she’s not building digital exclusives about West Michigan’s new businesses, restaurants and living spaces, Christa enjoys making memories with her husband Matt and their two children.

You can get in touch or email Christa a tip at

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