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Alyssa is one of the newest members to join the FOX 17 team and is excited to explore and learn more about West Michigan.

Born and raised in Flushing, MI, Alyssa has always had a passion for reporting as she grew up watching the local news and taking several station visits to sit through newscasts. Alyssa’s quest for a career in broadcasting led her to Central Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and a minor in Journalism and American Sign Language.

Alyssa previously worked at WPBN-TV 7&4 News in Traverse City, MI taking her viewers on adventures throughout northern Michigan.

From breaking news to the must see events, Alyssa is passionate about sharing your story. If you see her around town make sure to say hello and feel free to shoot her story ideas at Ahearin@fox17online.com.

Recent Articles
  • Christmas Lite Show back for 20th magical year

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — It’s a sure sign the holidays are here when you drive past US 131 in Comstock Park and see all the lights from the expressway. The annual ‘Christmas Lite Show’ is back at Fifth Third Ballpark for the 20th year. You can experience almost two miles of more than a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels and more. They even have a new ride called the Memory Lane Train that will take you through the whole path, […]

  • Dec. 4, 2017: Ms. Kris Bettisworth, Lakeshore Middle School

    Grand Haven, Mich. — The award goes to Mrs. Kris Bettisworth! Students show off musical ‘ELF Jr.’:

  • Local singing Christmas tree back for 33rd year

    MUSEKGON, Mich. — It’s the 33rd annual year of the Mona Shore Singing Christmas Tree in Muskegon. The tree take 48 hours to assemble and is 67 feet tall, that’s 5 stories. There are 25,000 lights and they are now LED making it less hot for the choir students. More than 200 students fill the tree and they have several parent volunteers that help out behind the tree to make sure the students are safe. The show sold out in 2 […]

  • Nov. 17: Mr. Syrek, C.A. Frost Environmental Science Middle, High School

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Neil Syrek! Robotics team:   

  • Music, decor and more at ‘The Retro Room’ in Wayland

    WAYLAND, Mich. — The Retro Room has opened up in downtown Wayland! Inside  you can find used and new vinyl records as well as used CD’s and DVD’s. You can also catch music videos playing all day long on their screens and relax on vintage furniture that’s also for sale while you browse and read albums. If you’re looking to sell or donate old records the retro room will take yours. Decor:  Look Inside: 

  • Explore the myths of Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids at GRPM

    GRAND RAIPDS, Mich — The ‘Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids‘ exhibit gives you the chance to explore the history of myths, misidentification and speculation of the mythic creatures. The new exhibition is open to the public November 11th.

  • Dog with rare condition eats every meal in special high chair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — While we’re used to babies eating dinner in high chairs, it’s not every day you see a dog in one. Tink is a Silver Labrador retriever that does everything else a normal dog does besides when it comes to mealtime. She was born with a condition called Megaesophagus.  Which means when Tink eats, the food and water never make it all the way to the stomach. “The esophagus, how it works, is it kind of squeezes […]

  • Nov. 3rd: Mr. Josh Bartz, Portage Northern H.S.

    PORTAGE, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Josh Bartz!

  • A taste of Rock & Roll at the Gerald R. Ford Museum

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum has a new exhibit for you to check out called “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”. The exhibit takes you through the history of music and shows how artists were able to make a change in the way people thought about current events. You also have the chance to get up close to artifacts like the artist’s outfits and instruments. The official opening of the exhibit is November 7 and it […]