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 MLB.com, 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
  • Schoolcraft Eagles are reloaded for 2017

    SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. — The Schoolcraft High School Eagles have made the playoffs for the past eight years straight. They lost a number of seniors from 2016, including quarterback Ricky Clark. This year, Coach Terry Hass said they aren’t rebuilding but reloading.

  • Seniors stepping up at Saugatuck High School

    SAUGATUCK, Mich. — The Saugatuck High School football team went 10-1 in 2016, making it to the playoffs for the second straight year. This year, the Indians have a number of changes to the program, including their conference and a new starting quarterback, but Coach Bill Dunn is confident in those who will be stepping up.

  • Northview Wildcats focused on values

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Northview High School football has a new, yet familiar face on the sidelines in 2017. Coach Trip Gallery has been a teacher at Northview for nearly two decades and is excited to join the program as head coach. The Wildcats went 1-8 in 2016, but Gallery hopes the team learns much more than football.

  • Holland Christian HS Maroons eager to be great

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Christian High School football is adjusting to a new head coach this yeaar, Chris Kuipers, who was formerly an offensive coordinator at South Christian. The Maroons are young but eager to be successful in 2017.

  • GVSU Returns Experienced Offense

    ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State football is coming off a 12-1 season in 2016 before falling to Ferris State in the Division II playoffs. This year, experience is on their side as a lot of players are returning, including some of their leaders on offense.

  • Newaygo Lions embrace work-hard attitude

    NEWAYGO, Mich. — The Newaygo Lions went 3-6 last year but are starting new in 2017 with new head coach Scott VanEssen. Coach VanEssen was previously at Kenowa Hills, where he guided the Knights to the state playoffs in five consecutive seasons from 2008-2012. The Lions hope to make it to the playoffs by “working and believing.”

  • Calvin Christian Squires eager to do more

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Calvin Christian went 6-4 last year and were second in the OK Silver, making it all the way to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. This year, under new head coach Dan Kapenga, the Squires are hoping to make it even further.

  • Coopersville Broncos looking to bounce back

    COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Coopersville high school football is hoping to bounce back this year from their 1-8 season in 2016 under new head coach Ed Kaman. COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Coopersville High School football is hoping to bounce back this year from their 1-8 season in 2016 under new head coach Ed Kaman. Coach Kaman said the team has been very trusting so far with the new coaches, and they are ready to work hard in 2017.

  • New coach, new offense for Kenowa Hills Knights

    WALKER, Mich. — Kenowa Hills football went 4-5 last year and are excited for some new opportunities under head coach Sam Becker. Coach Becker came from Wyoming High School and not only brought some of his staff with him to Kenowa Hills but also a new offense that he thinks fits the Knights style of play very well.