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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

Recent Articles
  • Feb.16, 2018: Mrs. Tinholt, Wealthy Elementary School

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The winner of this week’s Classroom of the Week is Winona Tinholt who teaches 4th grad at Wealthy Elementary School.

  • Grand Rapids Boat Show back for 73rd year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A west Michigan tradition docks back in at Devos place today. The Grand Rapids Boat Show now in its 73rd year. The show will be featuring its widest array of power boats ever. In all, there will be 5 acres of them on display with more than 400 boats and 100 different manufactures. Visitors can see everything from the latest in pontoon and fishing boats to wake boards and tubes. The show will be taking place at […]

  • Will you be our Valentine? FOX 17 morning crew spreads the love

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Floor director Mike Davis and Alyssa Hearin took on Wolfgang’s Restaurant in Eastown to hand out Valentines and roses! Davis got love advice and shared famous one liners like, “Without you, who am I?” A couple married 62 years now also shared how they have been so sucessful. Davis finds a date:  Mother, Son date: 

  • Lay back, relax and float: PHLOT spa opens in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you’re looking for a new way to relax, you can now check out Grand Rapids one and only float spa. The Epsom salt solution allows your body to completely float on your back without sinking. Not only does it help with stress and anxiety but it can help pregnant women and those with PTSD. PHLOT located at 1555 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

  • Feb. 2, 2018: Mr. Miller, Hopkins High School

    HOPKINS, Mich. — The winner of this week’s Classroom of the Week is Zach Miller who teaches at Hopkins High School.

  • Asian and Latin flavors combined; Georgina’s opens in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine of Traverse City has officially made its way to Grand Rapids to open a second location. If you enjoy Asian food and/or Latin cuisine, you can taste it all as Chef Anthony Craig combines the flavors he grew up on. Georgina’s is located in the Wealthy Street District on the corner of Wealthy and Charles Ave SE at 724 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

  • Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show has biggest year yet at DeVos Place

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show DeVos Place, Downtown Grand Rapids 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Jan. 12, 2018: Damon Blackburn, Martin Jr./Senior H.S.

    MARTIN, Mich. — The FOX 17 and GRCC  ‘Classroom of the Week’  goes to Mr. Damon Blackburn! New additions to the school: 

  • Indoor drone racing facility opens for all skill levels

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s a new business being credited as the first of its kind indoor drone racing and battle arena. ‘Drone Time Racing’ is open to people of all ages and skill levels. You can bring in your own drone or they have rentals that they will teach you how to use. Obstacles are set up throughout the course and are always changing week to week so you can continue to challenge yourself. Owners say not only is this […]