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Hi! I am Jackie Green, I grew up in Portage, Michigan where I graduated high school from Portage Northern (GO HUSKIES!) From there I attended Ferris State University where I was a 4 year varsity athlete on the cross country and track team. I was an applied speech communication major- talking was always my strong suit.

My last year of college I worked for our schools television series, "Ferris in Focus" as the host of the weekly entertainment news segment. I also did a few internships in radio and television and got my first job at a radio station here in Grand Rapids, after 4 years on-air there I started here at FOX17.

I have always loved being the one to tell everyone “what’s going on.” Here on FOX17 Morning News I am “on the scene” all over West Michigan. You can find me at local restaurant openings, new fitness classes, and fun events around town. The more unique the story, the better!

When I am not working I run a lot, I have competed in 6 marathons, and 15 half marathons. I plan to do many more. I also am an avid reader and love a good mystery. I love being involved in our community theatre and have been on stage in Civic Theatre's production of "Night of the living Dead," Circle Theatre's "Cabaret," and Actors Theatre "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

Recent Articles
  • Things to do at the Air Zoo

    PORTAGE, Mich. – There are still all sorts of things to do at the Air Zoo this summer. A current exhibition highlighting African-Americans contributions to aviation is currently underway – Black Wings. Summer camps for kids continue, including Nature’s Navigators Camp. And later this August, check out the Hangar Dance!    

  • Youth soccer leagues at the YMCA

    Soccer leagues are forming for the fall at the Grand Rapids’ YMCAs. To see all the programs available for youth at the YMCAs all around town, click here or drop in to any location. Jackie Green tried her hand…or foot… at soccer this morning. And we learned some kicking terms this morning as well.

  • Grand Rapids Elite Cheerleading wins nationals

    WYOMING, Mich. – Grand Rapids Elite Cheerleading won the national competition held this weekend in Grand Rapids. Some of the girls showed Jackie Green how to tumble. And then others showed off their high-flying skills.

  • Celebrating National Tequila Day at On the Border

    It’s National Tequila Day! Jackie Green went to On The Border in Kentwood and watched how cocktails can be “tequila-ized.”

  • New Beginnings opens new restaurant on Northland Drive

    Family members run each restaurant: Jackie Green gets a lesson as a breakfast cook: Jackie learns a few of the extra tasks of a server:

  • Bend and Brew

    Bend & Brew at Perren Brewing: Yoga + Beer

    Bend & Brew at Perrin Brewing Company Every Saturday, July 18 – Aug. 22. $5 a session

  • Local teen suffers from rare disorder with only 500 known cases in U.S.

    JENISON, Mich. — Kate Veldink, a 17-year-old girl who lives in West Michigan, is one of only several hundred people known to suffer from an extremely rare disorder known as Ataxia-telangectasia (A-T). Now, members of the community have teamed up with a national organization to help raise money, and better the lives of those who suffer from A-T.  The Hess Lake Run for A-T is an event scheduled for this Saturday in Newaygo County, which will raise awareness and funds. […]

  • Girl Scout Cookie Conference in Grand Rapids this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Some of America’s youngest sales force is coming to Grand Rapids this week for the National Girl Scout Cookie Conference. It is being held at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center and will feature the newest and latest in Girl Scout Cookies for the next sales season. Jackie even got to try some!

  • Road Trip to Strike Zone in Bronson

    BRONSON, Mich. – The FOX 17 Road Trip this week heads to Bronson, Michigan, so Jackie Green checked out the Strike Zone this morning. There is a free car show there this Saturday.