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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
  • The James Salon & Boutique opens new location in Ada

    ADA, Mich. — The James Salon & Boutique is celebrating the opening of its new location in Ada. The full-service salon, medical aesthetics spa and clothing boutique, will host a soft opening Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6:30-9 p.m., at their new location, 550 Settlers Dr., Suite 102 in Ada. The newest James Salon and Boutique location includes a clothing boutique on the main floor and a full-service salon and medical aesthetics spa on the second floor. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opening of our Ada location,” said James Garnant-Cooper, owner […]

  • Man dies after motorcycle crash in Walker, victim ID’d

    WALKER, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man died early Wednesday morning after a motorcycle crash in Walker. The crash happened at about 5:45 a.m. on Turner Avenue NW at the entrance to the ramp to southbound US-131. Walker Police say the man was heading north on Turner Avenue when a 76-year-old woman heading south went to make a left turn onto the US-131 ramp. She apparently did not see the motorcycle and pulled in front of it. The motorcyclist hit […]

  • First day for students at Grand Rapids Public Schools

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Today is the first day of the 2019 school year for students at Grand Rapids Public Schools. For parents and students, the Grand Rapid Police Department and school district is hoping to keep students safe on their way to and from school. School officials say the traffic pattern will take some getting used to so make sure the kids are using the crosswalk starting on day one. If your child rides a bike to class. parents […]

  • How to find the right balance of screen time for your kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We often hear people talk about how bad screen time is, but local experts say there can be just as many pros as cons and says it’s all about balance. “The reality is that technology is here to stay as an integral part of our lives and we want to be raising kids who know how to use it in a way that benefits them but also is healthy for them,” says Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PHD, […]

  • 3 cellphone store break-ins in 3 days in Ottawa County

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating yet another cellphone store break-in Wednesday. It happened just before 6:15 a.m. at the T-Mobile Store located at 12359 James St. Suite 30, in Holland. The responding deputies were sent to an alarm at the business and upon arrival they found the front door smashed out. The staff at this is still working on an actual inventory loss as that is still being put together. This comes after two stores […]

  • Longtime engraving business closing after 80 years in GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After nearly a century in business, the ink is about to run dry for a beloved West Michigan print shop. Rose Engraving, 2222 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids, is closing Friday after 80 years in business. “Rose started in what we can tell about 1940 it was downtown at the time, it had roughly about one-hundred employees and it was pretty much the only way to print things,” Aaron Muller, owner of Rose Engraving. From […]

  • Teens gear up for youth fire academy at Grand Rapids Fire Department

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan teens are gearing up and getting hands on training on how to be a firefighter. It’s all part of the youth fire academy at the Grand Rapids Fire Department. The department reached out to the community, took applications and after several interviews this year they have 19 students that are taking part. The entire week is free and firefighters teach the kids how to gear up, keep the station clean and go through scaled […]

  • 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.

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