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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
  • 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. – […]

  • School district launches app that lets parents track school buses

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As kids head back to school, one local district is making it easier than ever for parents to keep track of their child’s school bus. Forest Hills Public Schools have launched the Versatrans My Stop app, which parents can download and uses GPS to show them where their kid’s school bus is on their route. “We want to make sure that the bus driver is someone we trust and is first focused on keeping our kids safe,” […]

  • Muskegon Twp. firefighters help boy with rare disease celebrate birthday

    MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A boy in Muskegon celebrated a fourth birthday he’ll never forget. Watching Nathan Grenell run around the Muskegon Township Fire Department, you’d never know he suffers from Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, a disease that has no cure and affects his entire body. “His pancreas, liver, his bone marrow, his kidneys, his lungs… he’s pre-leukimic,” said Nathan’s mom Michelle Grenell. “So every year we get a bone marrow biopsy done to make sure we don’t have cancer yet.” That’s […]

  • 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 […]