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Annie is an Emmy-winning journalist who joined the FOX 17 news team in summer 2015. Annie started her West Michigan journey anchoring on weekend mornings and has anchored every show the station has to offer since. You can now catch her anchoring the weekday 5:00, 10:00, and 11:00pm broadcasts.

A native of Reno, NV, Annie discovered early on she had a true strength for writing and telling stories. It was that passion, plus a full-ride gymnastics scholarship that brought her to the University of Iowa. She double-majored in Journalism/Mass Communication and Sports Studies with the hopes of turning her true love for sports into a career as a non-athlete.

In addition to her student-athlete duties, Annie was able to work for the Universities award-winning television station, DITV where she discovered she was better suited for news.

After graduation, Annie spent three years as the morning reporter and fill-in anchor for KIMT News 3, a CBS affiliate in Mason City, IA.

In her free time, Annie loves to workout, travel, try new foods and restaurants, volunteer, and go to concerts/sporting events, especially when it comes to the Hawkeyes.

Feel free to send her story ideas at aszatkowski@fox17online.com

Recent Articles
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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich –  A Grand Rapids teacher has created a website to help other teachers all over the world integrate technology into their classrooms. We first introduced you to Heather Gauck and her mission in September of 2016. At that point, the Resource Teacher at Harrison Park Elementary  School had just received a $40,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to make her project a reality. Gauck said, “It felt pretty amazing, it made me realize that this didn’t just […]

  • ‘Invisible Injuries’ — What parents need to know

    WEST MICHIGAN –  Chances are, if your child plays a sport, they’ve suffered some sort of injury, but there are plenty of things parents, coaches, and doctors are doing to keep kids safe and to help them recover faster. Adam Schultz, Assistant Soccer Coach at North Muskegon High School knows injuries come with the territory. He feels the benefits outweigh the risks, but not at the cost of safety. He learned this first-hand when his son, Trevor, got hurt in […]

  • West Michigan soldier surprises parents after time overseas

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sgt. Ethan Larson is finally back home after nearly a year overseas.  For his big homecoming, he and his wife decided to make it extra special. Sgt. Larson is in in the Michigan Army National Guard and has been maintaining and fixing helicopters in Iraq and Kuwait, but now he’s back home for good. “It was good to get home and be with my wife and spend some time in our new house,” Larson said. To celebrate, […]

  • Dozens of victims confront ex-doctor during sentencing

    LANSING, Mich – Dozens of women and girls are getting the chance to face the man who sexually abused them for years. Twenty-nine out of nearly 100 women who plan to speak or have their statements read at former doctor Larry Nassar’s sentencing addressed him directly Tuesday, calling him a master manipulator, conniving and calculating. One of Nassar’s victims, Kyle Stephens, was the first to read her impact statement in Ingham County Court. She said, “Perhaps you have figured it […]

  • Oscar ready for new home

    ALLEGAN CO., Mich – Oscar, the dog found last year in a dumpster, is now healthy and ready to go to his forever home. Workers at Luvnpupz said he was very starved and suffering from a contagious skin infection. They decided to name the Pitbull-mix after “Oscar” the Sesame Street character. After months in foster care, Oscar is healthy and ready for adoption. To apply, head to the Luvnpupz website to fill out their pre-adoption form.  

  • A Mother’s message: Lock your car doors!

    IONIA, Mich. — Frances Castillo says it wasn’t much, but her van meant everything to her family. She said, “That’s my whole life, my kids are my life and that’s our main way of transportation.” Earlier this week Castillo was leaving work at Ventra Ionia Main, an auto parts maker, when she couldn’t seem to find her van. “I was dumbfounded. I know I parked here. We circled the parking lot. I thought maybe it’s a joke, I don’t know.” […]

  • Westside community rallies around single mother

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The westside of Grand Rapids is coming together to help a local mother who could really use some help. Last week, Angela Johnson’s parked car was totaled after someone ran into it on Leonard St. and kept driving. “I honestly wished they would have just stopped.” The single mother of three kids said she was shopping at the Bible for Mission Thrift store when she heard a loud boom. Johnson was understandably heartbroken when when bystanders were […]

  • Muskegon Heights students raising money for Canada trip

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich – A group of West Michigan high school students are hoping to take the trip of a lifetime and they need your help to make it happen. Two Muskegon Heights High School teachers are hoping to take 40 of their 9th through 12th grade students to Montreal and Quebec, Canada next year, but it doesn’t come cheap. They say the cost per student will be around $1,700 and they’re trying to fundraise it all. They’ll need $68,000 total, […]

  • ‘GR Loves Houston’ movement seeking donations

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – A handful of churches, local non-profits, and companies are coming together this week to collect clothing donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. “GR Loves Houston” organizers say this is a great way for West Michigan to make a difference, even from thousands of miles away. They’re asking for new and packaged T-shirts, socks, bras, underwear, onesies, baby diapers, and adult depends underwear. There are several different dates and drop-off locations this week from 5 p.m. – […]