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My alarm goes off at 2 a.m. every morning but I’ll admit it, I press snooze a few times before getting out of bed! I joined Fox17 in March 2013 as a general assignment reporter and made the switch to mornings in September 2014.

Before joining Fox17, I worked as a reporter in Lansing at WLNS-TV. A graduate of Central Michigan University and native of Detroit, the mitten has always been home. Growing up I always said I wanted to leave Michigan, but when the time came I realized how much I loved it and once I found West Michigan there was no leaving. I am always up to try a new adventure and this area has so much to offer!

As for the job, it has taught me a great deal over the years and really made me realize that everyone truly has their own unique story. But it’s when you actually take the time to listen you learn the most about others and yourself.

Follow me on twitter @deannafalzone but I’ll warn you, you’ll see a lot of pictures of four-legged fur child!

Recent Articles
  • For Women, By Women ‘Clothing Drive’

    Kristina Pietrangelo was cleaning out her closet and wanted to donate her clothes to a good cause. She came up with the idea to hold a women’s clothing drive to help local women in the community.  They are looking for any kind of clothing or accessories, for women and girls of all ages. She will even come and pick up your donation. The drive will benefit the Boys and Girls Club and Gateway Center Holland Rescue Mission, and is also […]

  • Financial Fix: Millennials can become millionaires

    How can Millennials, plagued with more student debt than any other generation before, hope to ever become millionaires? According to a study by Fidelity Investments, a large portion of the Millennial generation doesn’t think it’s possible for them to  become millionaires. Jaime Westenbarger from Forest Hills Financial shares some good news on how it’s possible! Here’s where to begin: Millennials need to start investing. Half of millennials consider themselves ‘savers’ Only a small percentage identify as investors Saving is great, […]

  • Fluff the kitten needs a home

    For more information on how you can adopt Fluff or other animals from the Kent County Animal Shelter, click here.

  • Beating the Odds: Pregnant woman finds out she has breast cancer

    They say you don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Megan Keller, 37, knows that first hand. She was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer when she was 24 weeks pregnant. Doctors felt there was no choice but to treat the cancer, but they came up with what they believed was the safest plan for Megan and the baby: chemotherapy every three weeks for about 10 weeks. Megan was induced at 34 […]

  • Christmas in July fundraiser with Blue Star Mothers

      Ottawa-North Kent Blue Star Mothers are raising money so that they can afford to place a wreath on every grave at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery this year. Watch the video below for a little more on who the Blue Star Mothers are: The 2nd annual Christmas in July / Wreaths across America fundraiser at Sobie Meats is on July 15 from 9 to 4. Their goal is to raise enough money to lay 5500 Wreaths on […]

  • Floor Director Mike Davis tries out for Katy Perry music video

    Katy Perry is looking for people to be in her new ‘Swish Swish’ music video, and Fox17 Floor Director Mike Davis wanted to show off his talents. To help him win, share this video on Instagram, YouTube and Musical.ly with the tags #swishswishchallenge and @DanceOn @KatyPerry.

  • Salsa Celebration at the Downtown Market

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  • 2017 Mayor’s tree of the year

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  • ‘Michigan Love’ with Michigan Blood