Haley Otman

Haley Otman


I’m an East Side transplant, learning Grand Rapids bit by bit.

I grew up in South Lyon, near Ann Arbor, and moved to West Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University. I like it so much here that I’ve never left.

At GVSU, I studied Communication Studies and Spanish and was an editor at the student newspaper, so I’ve been doing the whole journalism thing for a while now.

My big loves are my dog Sarge, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

When I was at GVSU, I had an amazing opportunity to study in Granada, Spain, for a semester, and I fell in love with the country. If I could be doing anything at this very instant, I would be eating chocolate con churros in the high-up neighborhood of the Albaicín in Granada.

Why FOX 17 Morning News?

It’s simple: the people. I can honestly say that the whole morning crew is awesome and hard-working. We know we have to give you all the top stories as you’re waking up, but we don’t let it stress us out or stop us from having fun, and I think you can really see that when you turn on the TV.

I give back to my community by…

Recycling, and taking part in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I’ve been matched with my little sister, Olivia, for almost three years now, and we spend time together as much as we can.

If I had more free time I would…

Travel more! I have briefly seen Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, England and Switzerland but I want more time to really explore. My travel wish list is a mile long, and I also really want to see Australia and Central and South America. Not to mention more of the Caribbean… and Japan…

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