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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
  • Chaco’s teams up with Grand Rapids Whitewater to create limited-edition shoes

    ROCKFORD, Mich –  The Chaco’s Sandals team has been hard at work getting ready for this years’ Tribute on the Grand event. The river shoes have a cult following for their ability to go from the trail, to the water, and everywhere in between. Grand Rapids Whitewater and Chaco’s teamed up this year with the common goal of getting more people outdoors and enjoying all that downtown Grand Rapids has to offer. FOX 17 took an exclusive behind the scenes tour […]

  • Ninjas take over the Deltaplex

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich  – Ninja Warriors are taking over Grand Rapids for the 4th Annual Rockford Ninja Warrior Competition. Everything kicks off Friday with the Amateur Competition at the Deltaplex then continues through Saturday when the professionals take the course. Saturday, the doors open at 8:30 a.m. with another round of the Amateur Competition. More than 30 professional Ninja’s will then compete for the grand prize of $10,000 starting at 5:00 p.m. For more information click here.  

  • Behind the scenes at Northern Nationals.

    MARTIN, Mich – This weekend is all about speed and adrenaline at the U.S – 131 Motorsports Park. FOX 17 got a behind the scenes look at how Larsen Motorsports is getting ready for a Men Vs. Women Top-Fuel Dragster race. The cars can go from 0-100 MPH in one second and 0-280 MPH in five seconds. The race track opens at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12th. For more information and to buy tickets visit the U.S 131 Motorsports Park website. […]

  • Couple honored for stopping break-in at neighbor’s home

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A couple in East Grand Rapids was honored Monday night after stopping a break-in at a neighbor’s home. Daniel Mehney says he believes he and his wife Brooke were “in the right place at the right time.”  They say they were just trying to be good neighbors. In June, Daniel and Brooke were on their way home when they say they spotted three young men go into a garage near their house. They said they […]

  • 94-year-old golf fan gets VIP treatment

    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 […]