Jon Mills joined the WZZM 13 News team in December of 1998 as the lakeshore photojournalist.
Since then he's worked with five different lakeshore reporters before taking on the role as Lakeshore Reporter in 2005.
Jon grew up in Portage and graduated from Portage Central High School before obtaining a Communications degree from Spring Arbor University.
Jon's photography and reporting has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, Michigan Press Photographers Association, and Michigan Association of Broadcasters. In 2007 the M.A.B. awarded Jon with the Best in Category" award for his reporting.
When the camera is off Jon's shoulder he's likely playing disc golf, kayaking, exploring the woods in northern Muskegon County, or keeping up with the Detroit Red Wings.
Jon and his wife Kendra Stanley-Mills both have a passion for photography. Kendra is an accomplished photographer for the Muskegon Chronicle newspaper.
They have a son Yuri, and a daughter, Harper.
They live near Montague.
You can email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org