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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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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Hope Network invites community members who have been impacted by autism in any way to take part in the Bridge Walk for Autism. It’s happening Wednesday, April 26th at the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids. The walk starts at 5:00 p.m. and immediately following, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will open their doors free of charge to families affected with autism and other sensory-processing challenges from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The museum will adapt […]

  • Pet Adoption Tuesday: Meet Hunter

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Reminder, the Bissell Pet Foundation is holding their annual Empty the Shelter event Saturday, April 29th. You can adopt dogs like Hunter at the Kent Co. Animal Shelter or countless other furry friends almost for free. Adoptive families only have to cover licensing fees, which range from $7 to $12.

  • Bissell Pet Foundation ready to ‘Empty the Shelters’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, the month of April is the time to do it! Saturday, April 29th, 65 shelters and rescue facilities across Michigan will be waiving the majority of adoption fees. Adoptive families will only have to cover licensing costs, which range from $7 to $12. You’ll also take home an AdoptBox from the Bissell Pet Foundation, filled with cleaning supplies, toys, and treats to get your pet off to […]

  • Cider Week GR kicks off Monday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Cider is taking over the taps in Beer City USA. Beginning April 17, the Michigan Cider Association will host Cider Week GR. Vander Mill is hosting a series of events as well. With Michigan being the second largest producer of apples, the week is all about cider with an international competition, tap takeovers and a new Blue Bridge Cider Festival. The 12th annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition is a closed event that invites […]

  • Runway on the Rapids returns benefiting great cause

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — High fashion returns again to the JW Marriott for a night of great clothes and prizes, for a great cause. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Mercy Health. It’s happening Friday, April 21st. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30 p.m. The show features models who either suffer with Multiple Sclerosis or are walking for someone battling the disease. They’ll be wearing designs from local  boutiques including DENYM, Lee & […]

  • Students getting ready for Spectrum Health Jump Jam

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich –   Hundreds of students will take over DeVos Place Saturday, April 22nd for the 5th Annual Jump Jam contest. It’s all to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness. Students from Godfrey-Lee, Godwin, Grand Rapids, Kelloggsville, Kentwood, and Wyoming Parks Public Schools have been training for 8 weeks to get ready for the event. Jump Jam gets underway at 9:00am. and is free to the public. Visit the Jump Jam Website for more information.  

  • Founder’s Concert giving back to Access of W. Michigan

    GRAND RAPID, Mich. — It’s the 23rd Annual Benefit Concert at Founders, Sunday, April 9. The event features live music, great food and drinks, 50/50 raffles, and other contests. Proceeds go to Access of West Michigan, which give low-income families access to resources, like food pantries and other programs. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. Doors open at 3 p.m., with music going 4 – 10 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Learn to make Long Road cocktails

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you’ve ever wanted to mix up cocktails like your favorite Long Road Distillers bartenders, now is your chance. The distillery is hosting a series of cocktail making classes in the coming months, including one on Tuesday April 11. That class is sold out, but you can still sign up for their Spring Cocktails class on May 9 and Make Your Own Bloody Mary Mix class on May 21. For details and to purchase tickets, click here.

  • Easter Sunday fun at the Downtown Market

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The Downtown Market is open this Easter Sunday, April 16th, offering some fun family friendly activities and specials. The market is open 10am – 3pm and the event is free. Kids can take part in several crafts in the Greenhouse, making Easter egg maracas, bunny masks, and coloring sheets. Many vendors are also offering special deals and menu items, including Slows Bar-B-Q, Love’s Ice Cream, Rocket Pies, Social Kitchen, Field & Fire, and many more. For […]