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
  • Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018

    DETROIT, Mich. — The Tigers announced Friday afternoon that manager Brad Ausmus will not return as the team’s manager after the 2017 season, but he will manage the remaining nine games of this season. Ausmus took over as the Tigers manager in 2013 as a first-time manager and has gone 312-325 during his time in Detroit. This was his last year under contract with the Tigers. The Tigers make this move as they embark on a serious rebuild ahead after […]

  • Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 on Monday night. The Lions (2-0) sacked Eli Manning five times and Stafford put together another big game while sending the Giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned […]

  • Josh Gibson, second straight MIAA Men’s Golfer of the Week

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Hope Junior and Grandville native, Josh Gibson, is the MIAA Men’s Golfer of the Week for the second straight week this week after shooting a 61 last Friday. Gibson hopes his individual successes can translate to a national title this year for his team.

  • Grand Valley State eager to return to Lubbers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After another road test this weekend against Michigan Tech where they came away with the 42-7 win, Grand Valley State is excited to be back at Lubbers Stadium for the next two weeks. GVSU faces Northwood Saturday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

  • Spartans happy heading into bye week

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State held on to win 28-14 over Western Michigan on Saturday and moves to 2-0 on the year before heading into a bye week this week. The team feels good about their performance and will look to improve even more before hosting Notre Dame in two weeks.

  • West Catholic Falcons fight for win over Zeeland W. Dux

    ZEELAND, Mich. — Zeeland West and West Catholic faced off on Saturday evening in Zeeland. ZEELAND, Mich. — Zeeland West and West Catholic faced off on Saturday evening in Zeeland. The Dux made it close in the third quarter off a 49-yard touchdown by Chase Peddie, but the Falcons eventually pulled away in the 4th quarter for the 17-6 win. “This is a really good program to beat tonight, and we’re very fortunate to come away with the win,” Coach […]

  • West Catholic Falls to Lumen Christi in a Thriller

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two 2016 state champions met up in week one as West Catholic hosted Jackson Lumen Christi. Despite making it to the two yard line with two seconds left, the Falcons didn’t make it to the endzone, falling 27-24 the final.

  • Kalamazoo Central falls to St. Joseph 20-9

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo Central hosted St. Joseph tonight in their season opener, falling 20-9 the final.

  • Harper Creek Edges Gull Lake 15-14

    RICHLAND, Mich. — Gull Lake kicked off their season at home with new head coach Ryan Gallogly against Battle Creek Harper Creek. Gull Lake lead 8-7 at halftime, but BC Harper Creek had great defense all night, scoring twice on a pick 6 to edge out Gull Lake by one to win 15-14 the final.