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
  • Davenport University gets $4M grant to train students in cybersecurity

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A $4 million grant for Davenport University will now give 28 students training in cyber security, free of charge. For at least two years, students who receive the award will get free tuition, room and board and after they graduate they get a full-time job. Davenport already has an established cyber defense program, and this grant will help bring even more talent in. Nationally, the gap in talent and available jobs is enormous and with cyber […]

  • Blendon Twp. approves replacements after 2 trustees pass away

    BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Blendon Township board in Ottawa County met for the first time since two of its trustees passed away. After Monday’s meeting, township business will be conducted as normal. In an hour-long meeting, the board approved Stan Taylor and Paul Blauwkamp were approved to replace the late Phil deLang and Jim Vanderveen, who both passed away in August. The nominated men were two of about 10 people who faced the board on Monday. All candidates were asked […]

  • Veterans, first responders face off in softball game benefit in GR

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Local first responders and military veterans took the Whitecaps’ place at Fifth Third Ballpark Saturday night. It was a lot of fun and a little friendly competition between local veterans and first responders; two teams squaring off for something even more important than bragging rights. Hero Services of West Michigan organized the game in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks and to raise money for local nonprofit VetGR. “All of the proceeds go to VetGR. We […]

  • Tree crashes through roof of Wyoming home

    WYOMING, Mich. — The effects of Wednesday’s storm are still being felt more than 48 hours later. Friday afternoon a family had a tree crash through their roof and this isn’t the only challenge they’ve been facing lately. Ken Johnson says it sounded like a bomb or an airplane came crashing through the roof of his Wyoming home. “I ran out the bathroom because I wanted to make sure my wife was OK and I looked out the window and […]

  • More than a dozen displaced after storm ravages Belknap neighborhood in GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many  are displaced others are still without power after storms ravaged parts of Kent County Wednesday night. “The damage we see here is utter destruction,” Consumers Energy Spokesperson Roger Morgenstern said. The roof of a multiunit apartment building was torn clear off after 100 mph wind made its way through Fairview Avenue. The roof ended up in the street and into a home across the road. “Unfortunately the house has probably so much damage they are […]

  • Forest Hills teen finishes first cross-country race despite seizure

    ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A seizure didn’t stop a Forest Hills high-schooler from recently finishing her first ever cross country race. Molly Rasmussen was diagnosed with epilepsy in the second grade, now she’s in 10th grade and she’s not letting the seizures slow her down “I was originally going to play volleyball but i got cut and then (my friend) was like, ‘why don’t we all play cross country?'” Ramussen said. Getting cut from the volleyball team was disappointing, but […]

  • Football fans pack West Michigan bars for Lions, Week 1 games

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Bars across West Michigan were packed with fans taking in Week 1 of the NFL season. No matter who you root for, Week 1 marks the changing of the seasons and for many fans a fresh start with high hopes. “I’m ecstatic,” Baltimore Ravens fan Joe Howard III said. “It’s a day for hope, it’s a day to take your mind off the day-to-day challenges and just say ‘hey this is what’s really going on’ and […]

  • Last Civil War soldier buried in Ottawa County honored with gravesite dedication

    LAMONT, Mich. — There’s a nationwide effort to better recognize the soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. In a small cemetery in Lamont you’ll find the gravesite of John Melvin Park Sr., the last Civil War soldier buried in Ottawa County. At the age of 16 in 1865, Park fought alongside the Union Army during the final campaign of the Civil War. After the war, his travels took him to Ottawa County where he met his […]

  • Transplant recipient meets heart donor’s family in GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two families now bonded by a beating heart met for the first time Friday night. It was an emotional moment more than three years in the making. In 2016, Chris Kowalski learned he’d be getting a new heart after nearly a decade of dealing with debilitating heart issues. Kowalski got the heart transplant at Spectrum Health’s Meijer Heart Center. “You’re so ecstatic and then you go through the thoughts like ‘wait a minute, what’s happening to […]

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