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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
  • April 20, 2018: Megan Schneider, All Saints Academy

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The winner of this week’s FOX 17 and Grand Rapids Community College ‘Classroom of the Week’ is Megan Schneider. Schneider teaches 1st grade at All Saints Academy and has been teaching for 11 years now. You can nominate a class for Classroom of the Week here.

  • Paint your support at ‘Kindness Class’ for Autism Awareness month

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In light of Autism Awareness month, Hearts for the Arts Studio in Grand Rapids is hosting a “Kindness Class”. The class will be a fundraiser for the Autism Support of Kent County and all profits benefit A.S.K. This will take place April 28th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Hearts for the Arts Studio. It’s open to all ages and is $35. No skills are needed as the class will be taught step-by-step. You’ll have the chance to choose different […]

  • April 13, 2018: Danielle LaJoye, Steeby Elementary School

    WAYLAND, Mich. — The winner of this week’s FOX 17 and Grand Rapids Community College ‘Classroom of the Week’ is Danielle LaJoye. LaJoye teaches 3rd grade at Steeby Elementary School and has been teaching for 6 years now. You can nominate a class for Classroom of the Week here.

  • Join in on the free fitness movement in downtown Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s a year round outdoor work-out class, no matter what the weather conditions bring. November Project GR is a world-wide free fitness movement that started as a way to get two former rowers active during the month of November, which was called the November Project.  They now meet in 45 cities in 8 countries on Wednesday mornings. If you’d like to get involved they meet every Wednesday at the corner of  Lyon & Bostwick at 6am. Preview […]

  • Last minute spring break fun at Craig’s Cruisers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It may be the last weekend of spring break but there’s still plenty to do. With the recent spring snow showers, we’ve got a place where you can take the fun indoors. Craig’s Cruisers is offering spring break wristbands for $25.99. That includes unlimited attractions, the new trampoline park and 3 hour buffet access. You can also check out their new ninja warrior course and indoor roller coaster! This deal will run until Sunday.

  • Mar. 23, 2018: Jill McMahon, Ross Park Elementary

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — The winner of this week’s FOX 17 and Grand Rapids Community College ‘Classroom of the Week’ is Jill McMahon. McMahon teaches 4th grade at Ross Park Elementary School and has been teaching for 28 years now. You can nominate a class for Classroom of the Week here.

  • ‘High School Musical’ makes a comeback at Kenowa Hills

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kenowa Hills High School students will be performing the well known Disney’s High School Musical. The show runs March 22-24, 2018 at 7:00pm plus a special Family Matinee on March 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets for the evening performances on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th are $10 for all patrons. For the Family Matinee performance only, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $5. Also, children under 3 who will be sitting on an […]

  • Parents: affordable clothes for infants, teens and everything in between

    WALKER, Mich. — You can save money on your next shopping trip and get cash for your clutter at and annual spring consignment event. The Just Between Friends sale is now open to the public at the Deltaplex with more than 172,000 items for sale. On the show room floor you can find everything from books, toys and games to newborn, teen and maternity clothing. Public Shopping Hours • Wednesday, March 21, 9am-8pm, $3 admission *Or mention you saw it on FOX […]

  • Irish dancing 101 with FOX 17 morning crew

    WYOMING, Mich. — Our FOX 17 morning crew met up with the Scoil Rince Ní Bhraonáin dancers at Expressions Dance Academy in Wyoming for a one on one dance lesson. As you can see they learned the Irish dance is not as easy as it looks!