Jon Mills is a multi skilled journalist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich. specializing in reporting on lakeshore stories.

Jon joined 13 ON YOUR SIDE in December of 1997 as a lakeshore photojournalist.

He worked with five different lakeshore reporters before taking on the role as the lakeshore reporter himself 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.

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.