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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    Heart-Healthy cooking in your own home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich –  February is Heart Month so we’re  getting in the kitchen to show you  how easy and tasty it is to create healthy dishes in your own home. Steve Dorey is the Executive Chef with Spectrum Health who helps create meals for the patients and staff. He’s showing FOX 17’s Annie Szatkowski how to make three easy and healthy meals in 30 minutes or less. Quinoa, Oats, and Barley Porridge Citrus Chicken with Faro Waldorf Salad Agave […]

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    Bier Distillery first to release absinthe in West Michigan

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich – It’s an alcohol that was banned for years in the U.S., but now Bier Distillery is releasing it’s very own absinthe. Bier Distillery Owner, Joel Bierling, shows the FOX 17 morning crew how they make their signature cocktail, that’s part science part drinking. You can visit them at 5295 West River Dr NE #100. Click here for more information.

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    Cork Wine and Grill joining Beer Month GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – It’s Beer Month in Grand Rapids and that means 50 different restaurants in the area are creating specialty dishes just for the event. Cork Wine and Grille is one of the many local spots participating. Chef’s are challenged to create a few dishes either made with local craft beer or to be paired with beer. Cork Wine and Grille is dishing up Duck Tortellini as well as a house-made hummus. Visit these links for more information […]

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    Getting crafty with Jo-Ann Fabrics for Valentine’s Day

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – There’s nothing better than giving and getting a handmade from your sweetheart. But if you’re lacking the crafting gene, Jo-Ann Fabric can help you out. Crafting Expert, RT Williams, shows FOX 17 Morning News how to make some simple things that’ll make your Valentine smile. Visit any of their West Michigan locations! You can find the one nearest to you, click here.

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    Olive Garden’s new Mediterranean Menu is here to stay

    GRANDVILLE, Mich – If you’re trying to stay on track with your health goals, eating out usually doesn’t fit the bill. Olive Garden is making it easy for  you to enjoy dining out with their all new Mediterranean dishes, now a permanent part of their menu. The fresh ingredients highlight all the flavors from the Mediterranean, including fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, proteins, and pastas. Visit the Grandville location at 4499 Potomac Ave.    

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    Speciation Artisan Ales offering exclusive beers

    COMSTOCK  PARK, Mich –  Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the beer-lover in your life? Speciation Artisan Ales boasts unique, small batch sour and farmhouse beers with their one-day-only releases. FOX 17’s Annie Szatkowski got a behind the scenes look. Releases are every second Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the next release on February 11th. Tickets sell out quickly and there’s a 6 bottle limit per ticket. To purchase tickets and learn […]

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    The Downtown Market has you covered for Super Bowl food

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – If you need some last-minute Super Bowl party items, the Downtown Market is a one-stop shop! Carvers offers House-made sausages and brats as well as steaks. Spice Merchants  is offering some deals that’ll  make your guests and wallet happy. You can get a 3-pack of dips for $12, along with their delicious spice blends. Slows Bar-B-Q and Aperitivo are also participating in some game day specials. For more information, check out the Downtown Market Website

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    Calling all artists: Time to enter work in Lowell Arts Competition

    LOWELL- If you’re a budding artist and you’d like to win some cash prizes, listen up! The 31st annual Lowell Arts West Michigan Art Competition is taking submissions February 22nd – 25th. Five artists will receive part of a $2,000 cash prize based on the judges picks. To learn more and submit your art, visit the Lowell Arts Website.

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    20 Monroe Live ready for big grand opening

    GRAND RAPIDS,  Mich – Grand Rapid’s newest concert venue, 20 Monroe Live, has their Grand Opening today! The focus is mostly on general admission shows, but they’ll also host beer and wine shows and small conventions. The venue can seat as many as 2,600 people. FOX 17’s Annie Szatkowski is getting a first-look for  us. Trombone Shorty will be the opening act tonight, then Umphrey’s McGee, Lynyrd Skynrd, and Shinedown will perform later this week. Purchase tickets here. Even though 20 […]