Alyssa is one of the newest members to join the FOX 17 team and is excited to explore and learn more about West Michigan.

Born and raised in Flushing, MI, Alyssa has always had a passion for reporting as she grew up watching the local news and taking several station visits to sit through newscasts. Alyssa’s quest for a career in broadcasting led her to Central Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts and a minor in Journalism and American Sign Language.

Alyssa previously worked at WPBN-TV 7&4 News in Traverse City, MI taking her viewers on adventures throughout northern Michigan.

From breaking news to the must see events, Alyssa is passionate about sharing your story. If you see her around town make sure to say hello and feel free to shoot her story ideas at Ahearin@fox17online.com.


Recent Articles
  • Unplug at the new Blue Bridge Games in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you’re looking to unplug a board game shop in West Michigan is celebrating their grand opening with free games and discounts Saturday. Blue Bridge Games in Grand Rapids is hosting the event from 10am to midnight at their location on 954 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. They’ll have games available for you to try out with your kids, raffle prizes, refreshments and store discounts for members from 2pm to 5pm.

  • Local deals for National Margarita Day

    We may be missing the warm weather but we can day dream of those sunny days ahead, as we celebrate National Margarita Day this February 22nd! Here’s a look at some deals in our area, according to offers.com: Donkey Taqueria: Check them out for margarita flights, new margarita flavors, sneak peeks for spring drinks, and fun tequila giveaways from 11 AM to 11:55 PM Friday. The Winchester and Jonny B’z are also marking the occasion. Applebee’s: If tequila just isn’t your thing, […]

  • Grand Rapids physicians offering care with no co-pay

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two West Michigan physicians are hoping to change your experience at the doctor’s office by spending more time with their patients. Matt Falkiewicz and Nick Blank are both physicians who hope to one day quit their second job and focus on their new business. Nova Primary Care is set to have its grand opening in March in Grand Rapids. The two spent the last several months, putting the office together painting, redoing the floors and picking […]

  • Grand Rapids Boat Show docks back in at DeVos this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A West Michigan tradition docks again in at DeVos Place this week. The Grand Rapids Boat Show, now in its 74th year, features five acres of more than 400 boats and 100 different manufacturers. Visitors can see everything from the latest in pontoon and fishing boats to wakeboards and tubes. The Grand Rapids Boat Show is happening now through February 17. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for kids under age 14. For more information and […]

  • South Haven church opens warming shelter providing breakfast

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — With these frigid temperatures warming centers are popping up around Van Buren County including the Bangor Train Depot which will be open 24 hours a day for the remainder of the week and the South Haven Community Church which will stay open until Friday at 10 am. Church members plan on serving breakfast Thursday and Friday at 9AM. Organizers want to remind folks no pets or illegal substances are allowed and space is limited with the […]

  • Flinging Frozen Fish: South Haven gears for annual Ice Breaker Festival

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — South Haven is preparing blocks of ice and plenty of winter activities for the 26th annual Ice Breaker Festival this weekend. The streets of downtown South Haven will be filled with beautiful ice sculptures, and be busy with events like a chili contest, a cardboard sled race, ice skating, curing, flinging frozen fish, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Plus, all of the shops will have specials on food, drink, and products all weekend long. The Ice […]

  • South Haven prepares for another round of snow; keeps plows busy

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Residents in South Haven got more than eight inches of snow Monday and that lake effect snow is expected to keep coming down. Last night there was also a bit of misty drizzle making the road a bit slick this morning still in some spots. South Haven Area Emergency Services taking to their Facebook page to remind everyone to clear the snow from around the fire hydrants in your neighborhood. And it’s also a big weekend […]

  • Make and take your own fermented veggies at ‘Glow from the Inside Out’ event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Glowing Skin is all the rage right now, but did you know the health of your skin starts in the gut? Our Alyssa Hearin checked out WanderLux Beauty and Wellness Co., 713 Wealthy Street SE in Grand Rapids, for a preview of some upcoming beauty events. You can learn how to make and take your own fermented veggies at Glow :: From the Inside Out on February 6th and 27th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You’ll be creating your […]

  • Morning crew takes on Hopcat’s Cosmik Fries eating contest

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hopcat locations all across the country will be celebrating a big milestone on Saturday, 11 years of business! In addition to a few featured beers on tap, the restaurants will be giving out free Cosmik Fries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with a fry eating contest with prizes. All it takes is a $5 donation, and contestants must be at least 21-years-old to enter. Head to their website for a look at their featured beers, and more […]

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