Don Garchow

Don Garchow

Senior Account Executive

Born/Raised in Lansing area. Holt High School Graduate, 1988 Graduate of Michigan State University with B.A. in Marketing. Married to my wife Amy (18 years) with three girls - all graduates of Holt High School too. 26 years at FOX 47. Love most sports including football, basketball and baseball. I maintain a strong faith in Christ and this faith gets me through every day. I am not near perfect...but I strive to be.

Name: Don Garchow

Title: Senior Account Executive

Phone: 517-702-3124

Email: Don.garchow@fox47news.com

What is your job?
Helping Businesses grow and achieve their goals via TV and Digital advertising

When did you start working here?
October 26, 1992

Where else have you worked?
WVIC Radio - the new 95FM - Lansing's Hit music station (1988-1991), WCSO Radio - Ocean 98 in Portland, Maine (1991-1992)

Where did you go to college?
Michigan State University

Where did you grow up?
Lansing/Holt

What makes you passionate about what you do?
I love working with a variety of businesses. That's what drives me - learning the intricacies of each type of business and how to engage their target consumer. That and I LOVE sports. And, FOX has the best of sports!

What is your philosophy on the work that you do?
The harder you work - the luckier you get. Do your part and God takes care of the rest.

What do you love about living here?
It's my hometown. I know the history here. My family all lives here. Without the family and friendships - it's just a place. But with it - it's truly HOME. It's just cold enough to keep away the dangerous creepie crawlies. And warm enough to be phenomenal in the summer. We have great culture with MSU (Sports, Broadway Musicals, concerts), local fairs and festivals and we are less than 2 hours from Lake Michigan, 3 1/2 hours from Cedar Point and 4 hours from the U.P. My favorite trout fishing waters are only 3 1/2 hours away and I can hunt out my back door if I wish. And, major professional sports are an hour and a half away. Go Lions and Tigers!

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