Annie Szatkowski
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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!

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Recent Articles
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    Get ready for summer at Cabela’s Powersports Open House

    GRANDVILLE, Mich –   Summer is still a few months away, but the experts at Cabela’s are there to get  you ready for warmer weather. The store is hosting an open house Saturday, January 21st, and Sunday, January 22nd, where you can check out inventory, ask questions and even participate in a few workshops. No cost to get in just stop by between noon and 6:00 p.m. for the open house activities. For store hours and more information, visit the Cabela’s Website! […]

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    The Band ‘Wayland’ to host benefit concert for local school

    WAYLAND, Mich – You may have heard them on the radio, but Wednesday,  January 17th students at Wayland High School can hear The Band Wayland in person. All proceeds will go toward the school’s music program. Tickets are $10 at the door for  adults and $5 for students.

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    Cooking up local fare with Chef Chad

    ROCKFORD, Mich –  Michigan is the prime place for local fruits, vegetables, and even meats, so why not cook up something delicious with them? That’s  why Grill One Eleven Head Chef, Chad Idema likes to go local with as many of his dishes as possible. Sunday, he cooked up a wonderful Michigan-raised panko-crusted pork with wild rice and veggies, topped off with Apple Jack sauce from Coppercraft Distillery. Stop in and see him at 111 Courtland St. in Rockford.

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    8th Annual Juice Ball takes over JW Marriott

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Grab your dancing shoes and Tie Dye for an epic 70’s themed fundraiser. Juice Ball is going on Saturday, January 14th from 8:30 pm to 1:00 am at the JW Marriott, downtown Grand Rapids. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50, but if you mention FOX 17, you’ll receive $10 off. The fundraiser helps local non-profit, Kitchen Sage started by Chef Tommy Fitzgerald. For more information, visit the event Facebook Page.

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    YMCA has winter programs and incentives to keep you motivated

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – It’s 2017 and for many of us, it means rededicating ourselves to staying healthy and fit. The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has a lot of winter programming to keep you motivated, including group fitness classes, children’s  classes and even group basketball games. Right now, the YMCA is offering $0 enrollment through the month of January. To learn more or sign up, click here.

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    Homeland Security Expert weighs in on Fort Lauderdale shootings

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the wake of the shootings at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday, many are raising security  concerns and taking a closer-look at airport firearm policies. FOX 17 Morning News spoke with Homeland Security Analyst, and WMU-Cooley Law School professor retired Brigadier General Michael McDaniel about what  steps the Transportation Security Administration  can take to improve safety.

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    Pairing crafts beers and sweets

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich  – Sweet tooth’s and beer lovers unite! The Grand Rapids Public Museum continues its popular Beer Explorers Program, January 20th, 2017. GRPM is partnering with Founders and Robinette’s  for the event that allows for 16 different pairings with 4 craft beer samples and different doughnuts . It’s happening on the first floor of  the museum and admission is $8 for museum members, $18 for non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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    ‘The Donut Conspiracy’ offers bold and unique flavor combinations

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – If you’ve ever struggled with whether or not to treat doughnuts as a breakfast food or dessert, now you don’t have to choose! The Donut Conspiracy offers 40 different flavor combinations, ranging from a simple glazed treat to the “Anger Management” doughnut featuring a yeast base, topped with chocolate frosting, Snickers candy pieces, and caramel. Co-owner Patti Williams tells FOX 17 they opened up shop in October, 2016 hoping to give customers a flavor experience  they […]

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    Last chance to catch Original Dickens Carolers at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – They’ve been singing their way through Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park since Thanksgiving and next week is your last chance to catch them. The carolers will be performing Tuesday, December 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets to see them are included in admission prices. For more information about the carolers as well as the ‘Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World’ exhibit, click here.