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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
  • 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 […]

  • Clean Juice opens second location in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new juice bar recently opened on the northeast side of town. This is the second Grand Rapids Clean Juice location, located at  2044 East Beltline Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. There’s also one at 2213 Wealthy Street SE, Suite 110 in East Grand Rapids. For more information go to their website by clicking here.

  • Masked suspects rob Kent Co. gas Station

    PLAINFIELD TWP., Mich — Police on the lookout after 3 men robbed the Circle K gas station in Plainfield Township. Kent County Dispatch Authority tells FOX 17 it happened around 4:20 a.m. Saturday, in the 48-hundred block of W. River Drive. The suspects came in wearing masks armed with handguns and got away with an unknown amount of cash and stolen goods. Police say no one was hurt and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Suspect charged with murder in woman’s mutilation

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The man accused of mutilating the body of a deceased Kalamazoo County woman is now charged in her murder and was arraigned in Kent County court Friday. Jared Chance, 29, was arraigned Friday on an open murder charge, in the death of Ashley Young. He was previously charged with mutilation of a dead body and concealing a person’s death. The body of Ashley Young was found on Sunday December 2 in a home in the 900 […]

  • Parents of man accused of dismemberment in court

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The parents of Jared Chance are out on bond following a probable cause hearing for accessory after the fact and lying in the investigation of their son’s crimes. Jared Chance, their son, is accused of dismembering a body and concealing the death of a Kalamazoo woman, Ashley Young. Barbara and James Chance standing are expected back in court January 10th for a preliminary hearing where we will likely hear more about the case against them then.  

  • Mom collecting art supplies for hospital kids in son’s memory

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Ben Klooster spent more than half his life battling cancer, now his mother now hopes to share his passion with others. Ben Klooster had just turned six, two weeks before he passed away from rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft and connective tissues. Now, almost a year later, his mother is helping Ben’s legacy live on by sharing his love for art with other kids at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “He became very withdrawn in the […]

  • Businesses rally for support during construction

    JENISON, Mich. — Some west Michigan businesses are teaming up for an event, after seeing a decline in customers due to delayed road construction. Businesses along Cottonwood Drive in Ottawa County, are hosting an event this Saturday called Outlet for Construction Frustration. It’s an effort to bring people to the area to shop, since construction has been going on for months. Just last week, officials announced the construction will not be completed until the new year. Between 11am to 2pm on […]

  • New quilting store opens in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Craft enthusiasts and people who like to sew in West Michigan now have a new quilt boutique to shop at. Savasana Quilts opened its doors December 15 just north of Celebration! Cinema on the East Beltline. The store features modern fabrics and quilt classes for all skill levels. “We welcome anyone – whether you’re new to sewing or an expert – to stop by our shop and discover the unique fabrics, tools and classes we have […]

  • 2 Kent County deputies now certified in car seat safety

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Deputies in West Michigan are trying to keep children safe before they’re involved in a crash. According to the county sheriff’s office, only five percent of residents in Kent County have their car seats properly installed. In order to lower that statistic, two of their community policing officers have recently become nationally certified car seat safety technicians. When deputies noticed no one in their office was currently certified, they reached out to State Farm Insurance for assistance. […]