Derek Francis

12:55 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
Derek Francis
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Morning News Anchor / Super Saver Reporter

Derek anchors the Monday-Friday morning news with Lauren Stanton and Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer from 5-7a.m. He is also the "Super Saver" reporter which features stories about ways to save money and spend wisely.  Derek also does a weekly gardening segment with Rick Vuyst titled "Greenthumb". 

Derek has been in the television news business since 1995. His career started in Phoenix and has taken him to Tennessee and Washington before landing in West Michigan in 2003.

Derek and his wife Kim live in Jenison with their two sons. He is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University. 

Some interesting things you might not know about Derek: He spent four seasons traveling with the Arizona Cardinals in the mid-90's shooting game film for the team's coaching staff, He ran with the Olympic torch a week before the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, His fast-pitch softball team "Stallard Asphalt" won the Michigan Class-D state championship in 2008,  He coaches lots of little league baseball for his two boys,  He is a huge fan of the St.Louis and Arizona Cardinals,  He split the first 18 years of his life between St.Louis and New Jersey but proudly doesn't have an accent from either,  He is two states short (North Dakota & Alaska) of having visited all 50 states, and lastly he loves numbers and is a stickler with dates on the calendar.

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