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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
  • Pressure for “perfection” on social media

    Do you ever lie on your social media posts? Research shows 68% of people embellish, exaggerate or outright lie on social media. There are many reasons, but most point back to the pressure of living up to a certain lifestyle. A lot of moms feel the pressure to be perfect, especially on social media. So people crop and edit their pictures to hide a messy house or post  only the “perfect” family vacation pictures. Dr. Jared Skillings, Chief of Psychology at […]

  • Ax throwing with the morning crew

    Duluth Trading Co., the rapidly growing lifestyle brand for the Modern, Self-Reliant American. Based in Belleville, Wisconsin, Duluth offers men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories. When: Thursday, Nov 16 9:00am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 12 pm & 3 pm: Lumberjack Shows  Where: 3990 Rivertown Parkway Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm; Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • Brats and Bonfires in Ada

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  • Comfort foods for your pets

    Tonya Christiansen of Must Love Dogs Boutique & Spa, Grand Haven discusses comfort foods for pets during the Fall/Winter seasons.    – Pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot puree for your dogs.  Great, tasty source of fiber and add to their bowl for their Thanksgiving dinner or anytime   –  Pumpkin Pie cookies  –   Broths – Add warmed broth to your dog and cats meal on a chilly day.  Bacon, beef, chicken and veggie as well as bone broth helps […]

  • Local magician shocks morning anchors with trick

    Popular local magician Alan Kazam will be performing at the Halloween Spooktacular Show at the Paw Paw Playhouse.  Ahead of that, he stopped by the Fox17 studio and left the anchors speechless with some magic. Showtimes: Friday Oct 27 at 8 pm, Saturday October 28 at 8 pm and Sunday October 29 at 4 pm Tickets are 8 dollars. For more information call, 269-567-8344. For more information on Alan Kazam, click here.

  • 4-year-old full of fight after cancer diagnosis

    4-year-old Olive Schmitz is a fighter full of fire and spunk – a little girl who was diagnosed with acute t-cell lymphoma. A diagnoses that eventually caused her stop walking and talking, but certainly didn’t take away her fight. Watch the video above to see how she is beating the odds.

  • Sweet Tea Trio performing in Michigan

    According to their bio: “Things just keep getting sweeter for award-winning, rising Country group, Sweet Tea Trio. The three young ladies (ages 18-20), Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon recently completed nine arena dates opening for, and performing with, Kid Rock in Michigan and Indiana.They will be returning to Michigan on Friday October 20th to headline at The DogwoodCenter of the Performing Arts in Fremont, The Lexington Village Theater on October 21st andThe Machine Shop on Flint on October […]

  • Halloween fun around West Michigan

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  • Friday Funnies: That one time Avery fell asleep on air