Stephanie Funkhouser joined Fox 17 in October of 2016 and can be seen anchoring sports on the weekends and reporting during the week.

A Chicago native, Stephanie grew up an avid sports fan, playing soccer, basketball, and sofball. Staying in the Midwest to attend the University of Michigan, she found her passion for sports broadcasting, majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Spanish.

Her first job was working as a co-host and producer for the State Champs High School Sports Show, Sundays at 9am on Fox Sports Detroit. Stephanie has also done sideline reporting for USSSA baseball on, filled-in as the in-stadium host for the Detroit Red Wings, been a fill-in anchor for the Detroit Sports News on CBS62, a freelance sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network, and a sideline reporter for Oakland University basketball on ESPN3.

When she isn’t talking or watching sports, Stephanie can be found following her love for food and fitness!

Recent Articles
  • Grand Rapids Catholic Central advances to Class B State Final

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Catholic Central boys basketball team didn’t let an undefeated record and state runner up title intimidate them when facing their talented opponent New Haven on Friday in the Class B state semifinals. Instead the Cougars used contributions from multiple players and 31 points from Austin Braun to win 69-53 and advance to the state finals on Saturday. GR Catholic faces Benton Harbor at 6:45pm from the Breslin Center.

  • Michigan hopes to carry momentum into matchup against Florida State

    LOS ANGELGES — The Michigan men’s basketball team practiced in the Staples Center on Friday for their Elite 8 matchup Saturday at 8:49pm against Florida State. FOX 17’s Jason Hutton was there with the team and talked with them about carrying their momentum into the next game and how successful they’ve been in single elimination tournament games.

  • West Ottawa advances to State Finals for the 1st time

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — The West Ottawa boys basketball team continued their historic run with a 53-50 win over Novi in the Class A state semifinals on Friday to advance to the finals for the first time in school history. The Panthers will face state powerhouse Clarkston at 12:15pm on Saturday at the Breslin Center.

  • Bulldogs advance to DII National Finals

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota. — The Ferris State men’s basketball team advanced to the Division II National Finals with an 85-79 win over West Texas A&M on Thursday. The Bulldogs have now won 37 games this season. Ferris next plays at 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Covenant Christian Falls in Class C Semifinals

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Covenant Christian boy’s basketball team fell just short in their quest for a state title on Thursday where they fell 55-43 against Detroit Edison in the Class C semifinals. Seniors Carson Meulenberg and Trenton Koole each had 12 points in the loss. Bret Bakita spoke with the team on their journey this season.

  • Sweet Sixteen Preview: Michigan vs. Texas A&M

    LOS ANGELES — The Michigan Wolverines face off against Texas A&M tonight in LA at the Staples Center. FOX 17’s Jason Hutton is there with a preview of the game and how the Wolverines matchup against the Aggies.

  • Covenant Christian Headed Back to Breslin for Semifinals

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Covenant Christian boys basketball team is headed back to the Breslin for the state semifinals against Detroit Edison on Thursday at noon. After falling in the state finals last season, the Chargers have had all the motivation they need this season.

  • Michigan prepares for Texas A&M

    LOS ANGELES — The Michigan Wolverines practiced at the Staples Center on Wednesday ahead of their matchup against Texas A&M at 7:37pm on Thursday. FOX 17’s Jason Hutton is there with the team and talked to them about their wild ride back to the Sweet Sixteen.  

  • Ferris State men top Lake Superior State again

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Ferris State men’s basketball team beat Lake Superior State for the third time this season, 94-71, on Sunday in the Midwest Region Semifinals. With the win, the Bulldogs advance to the Midwest Region Finals on Tuesday against Findlay.