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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
  • West Michigan Mom’s Sale vendor spots still open

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – It’s the largest Mon Sale in the state, and it’s your chance to buy and sell new and gently used baby items. It’s happening at DeVos Place, April 1st from 9a.m. – 1p.m. Mom’s and Grandma’s can shop from more than 200 booths and large item area to find what they need, including strollers, clothes, toys, car seats, swings, high chairs ect. The event is free, but a $3-$5 donation will be taken at entry. That […]

  • Tailor Made Bridal focuses on plus-size brides

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Plus size brides no longer need to settle for shapeless dresses or shop out-of-town. Tailor Made Bridal Salon caters exclusively to plus-size and “curvy” customers. Owner, Krystle Hunter, has been working in the wedding industry, as both a bridal consultant and wedding planner for more than 15 years, but she noticed most retailers didn’t serve brides above a size 14. Her goal is to help these brides find dresses that will make them feel beautiful and confident on […]

  • Lole Grand Rapids helps you take on Spring in style

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Spring weather can be difficult to dress for: one minute you need a winter coat, the next you need shorts and a T-shirt. Lole Grand Rapids is perfect for the busy mom on-the-go with their functional styles that can go from work, to the kids’ soccer game, to dinner with friends. The big thing to remember this Spring is layering. Lole has light sweaters, tops, and pants that can easily take you from day to night. […]

  • Spectrum Innovations team finds health solutions

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — No one knows more about healthcare than those who work in the industry. With that in mind, Spectrum Health is relying on a special team to come up with solutions to some common problems within hospitals. Spectrum’s Innovations team looks to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to find out what isn’t working for them and then come up with products to make their jobs easier and patient experiences better. One of their latest projects is a female […]

  • West Michigan remembers Chuck Berry

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis according to police in St. Charles County. FOX 17 Morning News chatted with Henry Idema, who saw Berry perform about 60 years ago in Grand Rapids.

  • Paws, Claws, and Corks gearing up for 5th annual event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – It’s an evening filled with great food and drinks, for a great cause. Monday, March 20th marks the 5th annual event for the Humane Society of West Michigan which will be raising funds for their animals and finding them forever homes. The event is happening at DeVos Place at 6:00pm in the Steelcase Ballroom. Tickets are on sale only at the door as of Saturday morning for $100. For more information, click here.

  • Benefit concert Sunday for local music legend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – You’re invited  to come out the Intersection, Sunday, March 19th for a benefit concert. Ralston Bowles is the founder of the “Tuesday Evening Music Club” at Frederik Meijer Garden’s, which is enjoyed by thousands of people every year. His wife Cindy is now battling cancer, so what better way to raise funds than a concert. You can expect nearly a dozen bands and musical guests along with raffles and auction items. There’s a minimum $10 donation […]

  • Comedy and Rock come together for Laughfest

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – It’s belly laughs and rock-n-roll combined into one epic showcase. Local comedian Matt Lauria and band Illegal Immigrants will be performing at Pyramid Scheme on Thursday, March 18th at 8:30p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, and tickets visit the Laughfest website.

  • Rockford High School fundraiser for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade trip

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — It’s a huge honor, one only seven high school marching bands in the country get: playing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC. Rockford High School has been selected for this years event and now they need your help getting to the big city. Amore Trattoria Italiana  is hosting a fundraiser for the marching band, Sunday, March 19th starting at noon. Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for kids, with 100% of the proceeds going right back to […]