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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
  • Food Fight Fridays: Hudsonville High School

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — We continued our ‘Food Fight Fridays’ and made our way out to Hudsonville High School. Students and staff really pulling together to make it all possible, so far all the schools we’ve gone to have collected more than 30 thousand pounds of food. Feeding America West Michigan helps distribute to pantries, shelter and after school programs throughout west Michigan. The total amount collected from Hudsonville was 2,385 pounds of food. So far Thornapple Kellogg is in the lead […]

  • Food Fight Fridays: Otsego High School

    OTSEGO, Mich. — We continued our ‘Food Fight Fridays’ and made our way out to Otsego High School. All the food collected this week will go towards the Otsego Christmas Basket Project. The students have also been working to raise toys for this drive as well. The community can donate all the way up to November 6th. Students and staff really pulling together to make it all possible, so far all the schools we’ve gone to have collected more than 28 […]

  • Igloos: Stay warm and enjoy your coffee outdoors in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Outside Coffee Co. located at 734 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 has come up with a way you can still enjoy that cup of joe outside while staying warm through these chilly months. They’ve added 3 igloos to their space so they can now stay open all winter long. Each igloo has seating and space heaters inside to keep you warm. Keeping with the outdoor theme, you order your coffee from a transformed camper, […]

  • Allegan County haunted corn maze open through Halloween

    DORR, Mich. — Halloween is today but that doesn’t mean the scary fun has to end. The New Salem Corn Maze, located at 4516 24th Street in Dorr, will remain open through the weekend after Halloween. It’s fun for the entire family, with both a daytime corn maze, which is void of ghouls, or a haunted corn maze, which will scare the daylights out of you. For the younger kids, there is also farm animals to see, a pumpkin patch, […]

  • Muskegon figure skaters presenting free Halloween show

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — If you love ice skating and Halloween, you’ll want to check out a free show this weekend. Members of the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club are putting on a free Halloween show for the community on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Lakeshore Sports Centre, 4470 Airline Road, Muskegon at 3:45 p.m. The first 100 children who are 10 and under will receive Halloween treat bags. The show will feature local skaters from areas like Muskegon, North Muskegon, Whitehall, […]

  • Food Fight Fridays: Belding High School

    BELDING, Mich. — We continued our ‘Food Fight Fridays’ with Feeding America West Michigan and made our way out to Belding High School. Collecting food donations wasn’t the only thing the students have been working on to help their community. They also raised more than $1,300 for ‘The B Foundation’ which helps those in Belding going through undergoing cancer treatment. Students and staff really pulling together to make it all possible, so far all the schools we’ve gone to have collected […]

  • Mattawan grad, filmmaker looking for extras to star in film

    MATTAWAN, Mich. — A 2012 graduate of Mattawan High School now a filmmaker is looking for the help of the community to make his latest film project come to life. Kyle Misak and his team are currently working on a football comedy called “Sullivan“. “It’s a story about an unlikely high school kid with a vivid imagination who imagines himself as the greatest football player of all time, but, in doing so, hides behind a false persona instead of really […]

  • Kids’ Food Basket breaks ground on future home in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are more than 36,000 kids in need of food here in west Michigan and Kids’ Food Basket here in Kent County is working to expand to meet an ever growing demand. Currently, there are 30 schools still on a waiting list to get sack lunches, that is why Kids` Food Basket is committed to expanding. The non-profit purchased the largest remaining farmland in Grand Rapids in the 1900 block of Leonard street. The centennial farm, […]

  • Exhibit comes to GR to educate teens on distracted driving

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour is coming to Grand Rapids to help educate teens on the dangers of distracted driving. The tour uses a simulator that will let you experience the potential dangers of texting while driving or driving intoxicated, all from a controlled environment. You can attend the conference for free on Wednesday, October 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North in the Back Parking Lot Near IMAX at 2121 Celebration Dr. NE Grand Rapids, […]