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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
  • Oct. 20th: Mr. Alkire, Otsego Middle School

    Otsego, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Nathan Alkire!

  • Oct. 13th: Mrs. Redmond, Caledonia High School

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — The award goes to Mrs. Courtney Redmond!

  • Take a step inside the brain at Grand Rapids Public Museum

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brain: The World Inside Your Head is the newest exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The exhibit takes you inside the head to explore the brain. You have the chance to try hands on activities from becoming a brain surgeon to testing your balance. There are several special effects, 3D reproductions and facts along the way.  Admission will be FREE with general admission and FREE to Museum members. Brain will run now through January 7, 2018.

  • Oct. 6: Mr. Pulliams, Godwin Heights Senior High School

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Chris Pulliams!

  • Griffins season opener preview

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday night is a big night in hockey as the defending Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins play their first game of the season hosting the Manitoba Moose at Van Andel Arena. They will celebrate that championship again by raising the banner into the rafters at Van Andel Arena before the game. Opening Weekend Schedule: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 & Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 Griffins vs. Manitoba Moose Time: 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open […]

  • Sept. 29: Mr. Laker, Thornapple Kellogg High School

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Lance Laker!  

  • Sept. 22: Mr. Walker, Zeeland East High School

    ZEELAND, Mich. — The award goes to Mr. Keith Walker! Zeeland East High School Dancers:

  • The James Salon grand opening to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The East Grand Rapids Hearts of Gold Varsity football game is kicking off Friday night and the entire community is coming together for a good cause. This years game is helping raise money to benefit Kids’ Food Basket. Local shops like The James Salon and restaurants will be having 10% off specials throughout Gaslight village and those proceeds will go towards the non profit. The Hearts of Gold game has been going on since 2009 and […]

  • Curefest for Childhood Cancer comes to Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Did you know only 4% of our nation’s cancer research budget goes to pediatric cancer research? Every year, thousands of people gather in D.C. to advocate for childhood cancer, and now you can too at Grand Rapids’ first CureFest Sister Walk. The event will kick off September 17 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm at Dwight Lydell Park in Grand Rapids. T-shirts will be for sale at the event but please pre-order on the event Facebook site. All proceeds go […]