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Annie is one of the newest additions to the FOX 17 News team! You’ll be able to catch her weekday mornings in the field and weekend mornings on the anchor desk.
A native of Reno, NV, Annie discovered pretty 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 cross-country to the University of Iowa. She double-majored in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as Sports Studies with the hopes of turning her true love for sports into a career as a non-athlete.
In addition to competing four glorious years for the Hawks, 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, coach, hit up concerts, and go to any live sporting event – especially to watch the Hawkeyes or Packers!

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

Recent Articles
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    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich – It was a dream come true for avid golf fan and local hospice patient Edith “Betty” Piepenbrink. The 94-year-old was treated to a VIP experience Thursday at the Blythefield Country Club as part of the Meijer LPGA Classic and Simply Give campaign. Her day included a limo ride to the country club donated by Dadd’s Magic Bus and Limousine, then a golf cart chauffeur, clubhouse access, LPGA swag, and a walk on the course. Betty’s favorite […]

  • Brewery Vivant celebrates Interstellar Duck Nacho Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s back for a fourth year and better than ever! Sunday, May 28th, Brewery Vivant is celebrating all things duck with their famous Interstellar Duck Nacho’s, Quack Burger, and a few other specials. It only happens once a year, so you’ll want to get down there. Brewery Vivante is located at 925 Cherry St. in Grand Rapids.

  • Mitten Foundation raising money for school uniforms

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – You’ve likely heard of Mitten Brewing, but how about the Mitten Foundation? Each month, the organization partners with a different local non-profit to raise money and awareness for the cause. This month, the group is collecting donations for school uniforms for  Harrison Park School. On Monday, May 22nd, stop by Mitten Brewery for a beer or some food, and 50% of all sales will be donated to the foundation. For event details, visit the Mitten Foundation Facebook page.

  • Program that helps cancer patients needs volunteer drivers

    KENT COUNTY, Mich – If you have a valid drivers license and a clean record, the American Cancer Society needs your help. The Road to Recovery program helps patients in Kent County get to and from their cancer treatment appointments. The rides are completely free and take the worry and stress out of finding a way to make it to these critical appointments. To learn more and sign up to become a volunteer driver, click here. You can also call 1-800-227-2345.

  • 3 generations of GR nurses celebrate Mother’s Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Some say nurses are really angels in comfortable shoes, and one West Michigan family has been filling those shoes for nearly 70 years. Three generations of nurses who not only share the same career, but the same specialty. It’s pretty rare, but that’s the case for Mary Lou Wilkins, Sue Hoekstra and Christina Harms They all work or have worked in labor and delivery and postpartum at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. “It’s just overwhelming! I mean, when I […]

  • Rowster Coffee opening new location

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Coffee-lovers listen up! Wealthy Street hot spot Rowster Coffee is opening a brand new location of Grand Rapid’s West side. The Grand Opening Celebration is set for May 20th, at 616 W. Fulton from 10am – 4pm. Visitors can enjoy the new space and some special deals, including: $1 Fast Coffee $1 off all drinks $2 off whole bean coffee Buy One Get One free $25 gift cards Food specials For more information, visit the Rowster Coffee […]

  • Love in Action helping families for decades

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich – It’s a West Michigan organization that has been helping people in need, get back on their feet for over 80 years. Love in Action assists with free dental and health clinics, food assistance, clothing, household goods, and housing. They also have two upscale resale stores in Grand Haven and Spring Lake, whose proceeds help support the Love in Action shelters and other ministries. For more information, visit the Love in Action Website.

  • Chocolate making class for Mother’s and Father’s Day

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich –  Chocolates are great, making memories and chocolate at the same time are better. Chocolate’s by Grimaldi hosts chocolate making classes that are perfect for the entire family, date night, or girl’s night out. The 90-minute class teaches you to make a one of a kind chocolate bar, where you pick the flavors, mix-in’s, even the decorations. The class is $35 and they fill up fast. if you don’t have the time do take the class, stop by […]

  • Plus size bridal popup boutique open for one day only

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Attention all curvy brides! Tailor Made Bridal, West Michigan’s first and only plus size bridal boutique, is hosting their pop up shop, Saturday, May 6th. It’s happening at 315 Division Ave S. from 10am – 4pm. Guests can also get tickets for the Sip and Shop event from 6pm – 9pm, where you have the chance to win prizes from wedding vendors, see Tailor Made’s exclusive collection, and register for special discounts. For more information and to […]