Jon Mills joined the WZZM 13 News team in December of 1997 as the Lakeshore photojournalist.

Since then he's worked with five different Lakeshore reporters before taking on the role as the 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, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Michigan Chapter.

When Jon isn’t covering a story for the Lakeshore, you’ll likely find him playing disc golf, kayaking, exploring the woods in northern Muskegon County, or keeping up with the Detroit Red Wings.

Jon, his wife, and their two children love and embrace the long Michigan winters. When they aren’t huddled up by their wood-stove in their log home near Montague, you’ll find them on the slopes.

You can email Jon at and follow him on Twitter @JonMills20