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
  • Multiple homes damaged in Jenison after severe storms

    OTTAWA CO. Mich. — More than 10,000 customers waking up without power in Ottawa County Saturday morning after the severe thunderstorms overnight. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s office is asking people to be cautious when driving after several roads have trees down around the Georgetown Township area. The Georgetown Township Fire Department, along with Ottawa County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will be out surveying the damage from the storms on Saturday.

  • Sparta gun store targeted overnight

    SPARTA, Mich. — Imperial Gunworx security alarms went off around 3:30 a.m. after an alleged break-in, according to the store owner. We have a crew on scene working to learn more. No word yet on any stolen guns, however the front door was smashed in.

  • Meet the mother-daughter duo competing in Beer City Open Pickleball Championship

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 2019 Beer City Open Pickleball Championships is underway in Grand Rapids. Mother-daughter duo Leigh Waters and her 12-year-old daughter Anna Leigh Waters will be competing in the Beer City Open which runs through Sunday. Anna Leigh will likely be the youngest player taking part in the championship games this weekend. She has been playing pickleball for the last 2 years and says the best part is being able to get competitive and play alongside her mom. “Well […]

  • It’s Baby Animal Week at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

    ALTO, Mich. — You are invited to bring the family out to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE in Alto, to spend some time with baby animals this week. It’s all in honor of Baby Animal Week which was so popular last year that the owners extended the one-day event until a week-long celebration. The park will have a bunch of new baby animals that you can get up-close and personal with and take photos. Officials […]

  • Fire chief gets picked up in firetruck for last day before retirement

    WALKER, Mich. — Today is the last day on the job for the city of Walker’s fire chief Robert Walker. To make sure he gets the proper send off, the department picked him up for his last shift with a firetruck. Chief Walker started with the Walker Fire Department on September 19, 1978 as a paid-on-call firefighter. He became Deputy Chief in 1997 and promoted to Fire Chief in 2016. The city has chosen David L. Pelton as the new […]

  • High water levels create dangerous conditions in Lake Michigan

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is reminding people about rising water levels that will create dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan. These higher than average levels have created many safety concerns including electrical shock drowning and floating debris, as well as property damage to the shorelines with erosion, flooding, and damage to docks and seawalls. With the water levels being higher than normal, wakes from the boats are creating erosion along the shoreline and seawalls. Even […]

  • Health department urges testing as STD rates increase

    IONIA, Mich. — The Ionia County Health Department is urging people to get tested due to sexually transmitted infections and diseases being on the rise nationwide. While some are easily treatable, many people aren’t even aware that anything is wrong with them. “STDs are on the rise nationwide, in Michigan, in Ionia County, pretty much everywhere,” said Ken Bowen, health officer with the Ionia County Health Department. The diseases can cause serious health problems, especially if they aren’t caught early […]

  • Father’s Day gift ideas at Cabela’s

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — If you are looking for ideas for Father’s Day gifts, you should check out the selection at Cabela’s. Beyond great deals on items like clothes, fishing and camping gear and grills, the company is also hosting a special Father’s Day event on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 1-4 p.m. at its Grandville location, 3000 44th St SW. There will be free fishing booklets to the first 100 kids who show up. In effort to […]

  • Wheelchair athletes to compete in Meijer state games for first time

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Pickleball has been gaining attention over the past few years as one of the fastest growing sport in the country. For the first time in the history of the Meijer State Games of Michigan, wheelchair athletes will be competing. The sport can be played by people of all abilities and is easy to learn. It’s a paddle sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping pong on a court with a lower net. We met up with […]

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