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Ann Marie LaFlamme is thrilled to be in West Michigan as a part of the FOX 17 News Team. She’s a Central Michigan University graduate, where she high-jumped for the women’s Track & Field team and caught the broadcasting bug while anchoring News Central at the student-run station.

Ann Marie started her career in Northern Michigan at 9&10 News and FOX 32, where she was a reporter and anchor.

Originally from Rochester Hills, Ann Marie loves covering breaking news and investigating stories that impact Our West Michigan.

In her free time you’ll find her walking her dog, cooking, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Dakota and Gerald

    Finding a forever home for Gerald and Dakota

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- As FOX 17 continues helping foster youth in West Michigan find forever homes, now we’re introducing you to 14-year-old Dakota and 13-year-old Gerald. They’re outgoing, fun and sharp siblings searching for loving parents. “I like to watch movies, I like to play with Pokémon cards and stuff and I like to go out and skateboard and play basketball,” Gerald said. Dakota says she likes to read, draw and listen to music. They’re a brother and sister who […]

  • Trevor Adoption

    Trevor’s continued search for a forever home

    View Trevor’s original story here GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- FOX 17 has an update on a 15-year-old boy who continues searching for his forever home. We introduced you to Trevor in August, a very sweet, funny kid who loves to draw and be outside. He’s a high school sophomore who’s on the honor roll with history as his favorite subject. He’s been in the foster system since age eight, giving him seven years to dream about what it would be like […]

  • MSP Biometrics Gun

    Inside Michigan State Police Biometrics and Identification Division: Audio and Video Analysis

    LANSING, Mich.- As FOX 17 continues taking you inside the division that solves the state’s most complex crimes, we’re giving you a first ever look inside the Michigan State Police Audio and Video Analysis Unit, where cameras have never been allowed until now. Tucked away in a secret location, FOX 17 became the first to ever see where they work, enhancing video and audio used to solve murders, find missing people and uncover the truth. In 2013 the unit handled […]

  • MSP Biometrics

    Inside Michigan State Police Biometrics and Identification Division: Facial recognition and fingerprint identification

    LANSING, Mich. – A state-of-the-art division of the Michigan State Police is designed to locate evidence in some of the state’s most complex criminal investigations. Some cases are open-and-shut and solved within a matter of hours or days. But others take time, months or even years, and require MSP technology to find the evidence needed for an arrest. FOX 17 was recently granted unprecedented access to these labs and facilities. Troopers turn to turn to the Biometrics and Identification Division […]

  • Adult lingerie and novelty shop opening next to Grandville High School

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — An adult lingerie and novelty store is moving in next to Grandville High School, and some parents in the community are asking how that kind of business can be placed so close to where their children learn. ‘Nice and Naughty’ is set to open in the next few months on Wilson Avenue adjacent to the entrance of the high school. It’s a location many parents we spoke with find inappropriate for a store of sexual nature. “I’m […]

  • Airport line

    Disney vacation delayed after Chicago airspace closure

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A major headache for travelers across the country – and in West Michigan, at Gerald R. Ford and Kalamazoo International airports Friday. Both had dozens of flights cancelled after authorities say a disgruntled employee used gasoline to start the fire in an FAA building in Aurora, Illinois – closing Chicago airspace. Operations were back to normal Friday afternoon, but the damage done to travel plans will take days to sort out. Six-year-old Addison Rodenhouse’s flight was […]

  • Bear with pins

    Mother outraged to find daughter’s teddy bear filled with pins

    CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. – A West Michigan mother is reaching out to warn other parents about her scary close call. Brianna Kreiter says she found straight pins inside a teddy bear she got for her daughter through an online yard sale Facebook page. Kreiter says she was shocked and upset when they found the needles inside the teddy bear after her husband was poked while playing with their daughter. “Her and my husband were playing with it and he got […]

  • US Marshals

    U.S. Marshals train at Camp Grayling

    CAMP GRAYLING, Mich.- They fight and defend us during some of the toughest and most dangerous scenarios, but how can they train for life or death situations? FOX 17 headed up to Camp Grayling Thursday to watch as the U.S. Marshals trained those unpredictable scenarios. “We need to be ready and when we’re going after the bad guys we’re going after the worst of the worst; they go into the worst of the worst neighborhoods and so they gotta protect […]

  • Wounded Warriors Miracle League

    Two brothers- one a Wounded Warrior, the other a Miracle League athlete- take the field together

    ROCKFORD, Mich.- Two baseball teams that are both forged by perseverance took the field together in Rockford Wednesday as the Wounded Warriors joined the West Michigan Miracle League athletes out on Nate Hurwitz Field. For one Rockford family the event had a whole new meaning. Two brothers played the game, one a war veteran still recovering from his injuries and his brother recovering from dozens of hospitalizations and seizures. It was an event that created hope and inspiration for everyone […]