Aaron Parseghian joined the FOX 17 News team in April 2019.

Aaron was born and raised in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in film and television studies and economics.

Though new to west Michigan, Aaron spent the last three years calling northern Michigan home as a news anchor and reporter at WBKB in Alpena and for the past two years at WWTV in Petoskey.

Aaron is avid golfer, skier and guitarist, he is excited to see all West Michigan has to offer!

Any questions, story tips or ideas? Feel free to e-mail him at aparseghian@fox17online.com

Recent Articles
  • Residents finding ways to cope without power

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tens of thousands of people in West Michigan were in the dark, without power late Saturday night. Full roads in Grand Rapids are without power, where the loud sound of generators is a welcome one. ” I have $400 of meat in my freezer that I don’t want destroyed and I need fans for air. We’ve been running it since about 7:30 this morning, we had to fill it up once so far,” Marty Vannoller, said. […]

  • Car crashes into Cascade home, causes gas leak

    CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A small part of a residential area in Cascade Township was evacuated after a mini-van ran up a front lawn and crashed into the side of a home. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Pointe Subdivision near Spaulding Avenue. No one was seriously injured in this crash. The driver had very minor injuries, there was only one person in the home at the time of the crash, they were not harmed. The Cascade […]

  • GR group connects to nature through ‘herping’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lizards, frogs and snakes are usually animals that make people squirm, but others are out in the woods searching for them. A group of citizen “scientists” in Grand Rapids head to areas to go “herping,” or to search for different reptiles and amphibians. Matt Cranmer has been going herping since he was a kid. “No hiking trip is complete without flipping over a few logs here and there and seeing what we can find,” he said. […]

  • Close calls at Plainwell airport raise questions

    GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — For the third straight year a plane has run past the runway at the City of Plainwell’s airport and came just feet from traffic . The most recent incident happened on Sunday. Plainwell Municipal Airport’s main runway is pretty short, about 2,600 feet and the runway is just feet away from US-131. On Sunday a small plane ended up in the median near the highway after going through the fence. The pilot wasn’t injured and […]

  • 4 West Michigan gun shops burglarized in 5 days

    WEST MICHIGAN — In the past five days, four west Michigan gun shops have been broken into and burglarized. The crimes are now being investigated at both the local, state and federal level. Three of the break-ins happened early Sunday morning, right now it’s unclear what or how many guns were taken at each. The string of break-ins began last Wednesday when nearly two dozen guns were stolen from a shop in Kent County’s Cascade Township. At around 3:00 a.m. […]

  • Planned ICE raids cause fear for migrant families in West Michigan

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents plan to arrest thousands of undocumented migrants in raids scheduled to begin across the U.S., Sunday. The raids are reportedly scheduled to take place in 10 major cities, that does not include Grand Rapids but there is fear among migrant families who call west Michigan home. FOX 17 spoke with Meghan Moore an immigration lawyer at Avanti Law Group in Wyoming. Moore helps locals find a path to legal status and defends others who face […]

  • Deer spends holiday weekend with people at Saugatuck beach

    SAUGATUCK, Mich. — A whitetail deer has become famous after spending his holiday weekend on the beach in Saugatuck. In a video that has now been viewed over a million times, the deer can be seen walking up to groups of people on Saturday at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. “Everybody is in shock, they’re like, ‘that’s a deer!’ And a dog-friendly beach, because they didn’t realize that was a deer and not a giant dog,” said Katie Papke, who captured […]

  • Muskegon support group mourns loss of beloved friend

      A Muskegon woman has now been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her neighbor. Police say Pamela Harvey stabbed Curtis Stovall last month at the Bayview Tower Apartments in Muskegon. On Friday, Harvey was charged with murder and now being held in jail without bond. She was previously charged with lying to police. Stovall’s tragic death came as a shock to a number of people in Muskegon, most notably at a support group where he spent a […]

  • Muskegon college student makes T-shirts from Great Lakes plastic waste

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A young West Michigan business owner is helping preserve the Great Lakes, one t-shirt at a time. Growing up near Pere Marquette Beach helped inspire Jackson Riegler to create his own clothing brand. Now he’s debuting his new line, where each T-shirt contains about six bottles’ worth of plastic waste recycled from waterways like the Great Lakes. “We turn plastic waste from the Great Lakes into sustainable clothing,” Riegler said. Riegler is going into his sophomore year […]

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