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
  • Cabrera, Martinez homer to help Tigers beat Royals 5-3

    DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera homered and Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Tuesday night. Verlander (5-4) was down 3-0 before getting an out, but didn’t allow another run as the Tigers won their second straight after an eight-game losing streak. He gave up three runs, nine hits and a walk, striking out six. Three relievers finished for the Tigers, with Justin Wilson pitching the ninth […]

  • Third Annual Tullymore Classic Preview

    CANADIAN LAKES, Mich. — The Third Annual Tullymore Classic begins on Friday at Tullymore Golf Resort with over 140 aspiring LPGA golfers participating. There are seven Michiganders in the field this year, including two-time Michigan Women’s Amateur Champion, Allyson Geer, who is playing for her second straight year. Geer just finished up her freshman year at Michigan State and was also recently awarded a sponsor exemption to play in the Meijer LPGA a couple of weeks ago. There are a […]

  • Local Player Wins 106th Michigan Amateur

    ADA, Mich. — The 106th Michigan Amateur at Egypt Valley Country Club came down to a 49-year-old marketing salesman and a 20-year-old college golfer, as Tom Werkmeister of Grandville took on Eastern Michigan University’s Beau Breault on Saturday afternoon. The 2009 champion, Werkmeister, had a pretty good lead through the front nine holes, but Breault did make his presence known on the back nine. Tom Werkmeister eventually went on to win on hole 17. This was his second Michigan Amateur […]

  • Blues Boxing Gym Helping Kids Stay off the Streets

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The community showed up big on Tuesday night at Blue’s Gym in Grand Rapids to help share their message and ask for support through donations. Floyd Mayweather Sr. was in attendance helping the owner, Dino Newville, spread the word about supporting kids and keeping them off the streets. Blue’s Gym is a non-profit that provides classes such as boxing and karate for free to children in the community.

  • Wyoming Football Announces New Head Coach

    WYOMING, Mich. — Wyoming high school announced Irv Sigler as their new head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. Sigler has been a coach in the area for the past two decades. Most recently, he was the offensive coordinator at Hope College last year under first-year head coach Pete Stuursma. The coaching position opened after Sam Becker left the position for the head coaching job at Kenowa Hills.

  • Busch, Jones Participate in Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway

    MARNE, Mich. — After participating in the Firekeepers Casino 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones headed to Berlin Raceway to race against some local drivers for the Money in the Bank 150 on Monday night. “Well it’s always just fun to come back to Michigan and race,” Jones said. “Not only race late models, but race back home, close to home and get the friends and family to come out and see it. Always […]

  • Kalamazoo Christian Girls Soccer Runner-Up

    WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — Kalamazoo Christian and Lansing Christian girls soccer faced off on Saturday in the Division 2 state championship at Williamston High School. After a 1-1 overtime, the game would go to penalty kicks. Lansing Christian netting the final PK of the game to win 2-1.

  • Forest Hills Central Girls Soccer Wins Division 1 State Title

    WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — The Forest Hills Central girls soccer team took on Grand Blanc in the division 1 girls soccer final on Saturday afternoon at Williamston High School. After a scoreless first half, the Rangers went on to win 2-0 to claim the division 1 state title.

  • Grandville Softball State Runner-Up

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Grandville girls softball team made it to their first state final since 1982 on Saturday, taking on Macomb Dakota. the Bulldogs stuck with them, but lost 4-3 in the 8th inning off of a wild pitch.